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As a music student, you will be involved in one of the most progressive and nurturing university environments in the region. You will work with a truly resident faculty active nationally and internationally who will challenge you to develop your talents and hone your skills to the fullest, while encouraging you to expand your horizons and realize your goals.

Graduates Prepared for Success

Our mission is to prepare dynamic music educators, performers, and composers for leadership roles in our profession.  We are committed to educating students as well as enhancing and enriching our community through music.

Lecture-Concert Series

Parker String QuartetThe Lecture-Concert Series serves ASU and the surrounding communities by bringing notable guest speakers and performers to campus.

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Athletic Bands

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Athletic bands provide opportunities to continue your musical activities and growth, and serves as an excellent way to meet classmates and develop lasting friendships.


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Congratulations to A-State Voice Students!

The Arkansas State National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference was held February 24-25, 2017 at Harding University in Searcy, AR. Fourteen A-State students competed in the annual Student Auditions at the conference. A-State came home with two winners:

  • Crystal Kachevas won 1st Place in the Category of Junior Women.  Crystal is a voice student of Dr. Marika Kyriakos.

  • Breunka Kimbrough won 2nd Place in the Category of Younger Advanced Women.  Breunka is a graduate voice student of Matthew Carey.

In addition to these two winners, A-State had 7 semi-finalists:

  • Matthew Miller (student of Matthew Carey)
  • Jazmin Selvy (student of Matthew Carey)
  • Bryanna Sikes (student of Matthew Carey)
  • Jeffrey Steward (student of Matthew Carey)
  • Hal Niederbrach (student of Marika Kyriakos)
  • Kiera Payne (student of Marika Kyriakos)
  • Ivory Wells (student of Bethania Baray)