Earn Your Music Degree at SWOSU

Chair:  Dr. David Bessinger

Welcome to the Department of Music at SWOSU, where we prepare students for professional careers as music educators, performers, music industry professionals and music therapists.

The Department of Music is comprised of fourteen full time faculty, six adjunct faculty and serves a student body of approximately 130 music majors. Many non-majors choose to play in our ensembles as well. The department is small enough to feel welcoming and large enough to offer a rigorous curriculum that will help students acquire professional goals and employment. SWOSU music is fully accredited by NASM and AMTA. We offer degrees at the Bachelor and Master levels.

Our highly skilled faculty members offer expert applied instruction in woodwinds, brass, keyboard, percussion, strings and voice while our wind ensembles, choral ensembles, orchestra, jazz ensembles and chamber ensembles are recognized as being outstanding in the region. SWOSU’s Music Therapy major is a large, well established program offering students a unique career opportunity.

SWOSU Marching Band

Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association, the SWOSU Department of Music features an outstanding group of faculty musicians representing every field of music.

Prospective students must apply to SWOSU by March 1 to be considered for scholarships.

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