Missouri State University Department of Music

Everybody goes through it – that awkward phase known as puberty. Unfortunately, the most dramatic changes become evident when you attempt to be your most melodic.  

Dr. Cameron LaBarr, director of choral studies at Missouri State University, knows the incredible value music adds to life. He wants to talk about sticking with music even when the voice doesn’t seem able to stick to a note. 

Ring the chimes – it’s time to celebrate the reopening of Ellis Hall on the Missouri State University campus. Ellis is home to the music department and has recently undergone a huge face lift that will make new students, faculty and staff sing with pride.

The $14 million project centered on improving the facility’s acoustic conditions, reconfiguring space and updating material finishes.

This summer, construction crews finished framing windows and installing glass, lighting and sheetrock. The building also has an upgraded roof, HVAC and other mechanical systems.


(Logo courtesy Missouri State University Opera Theater)

Missouri State University Opera Theater presents Johann Strauss’s comic operetta Die Fledermaus in English, Friday April 17 at 7:30pm & Sunday April 19 at 2:30pm at the Savoy Ballroom, 224 E Commercial Street. Come enjoy the beautiful music, comedy and joy of Johann Strauss's most beloved operetta. "We're literally going to have a ball!" says MSU Music Professor Dr. Amy Muchnick, who conducts the production.  Adds Dr.