Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi. Mississippi College is the second oldest Baptist college in the United States and has been recognized by the Templeton Foundation as one of the country's top 100 character-building colleges. This is evident in the quality of education provided by the Department of Music. Here, students are provided the opportunity to gain the knowledge, understanding, skills and appreciation of music necessary to function at professional levels in their chosen areas.
- 80 undergraduate music majors
- 25 graduate students
- Bachelor of Music in Performance: Instrumental, Piano, Organ, or Voice
- Bachelor of Music in Performance: Voice with emphasis in Music Theatre
- Bachelor of Music in Church Music: Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice
- Bachelor of Music in Composition
- Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental, Piano, or Voice
- Bachelor of Arts in Music: Instrumental, Piano, or Voice
- Master of Music in Music Education
- Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy
- Master of Music in Performance: Organ or Piano
- Master of Music in Piano Performance
- Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy
- Master of Music in Conducting
The Taylor School, a preparatory division of MC's Music Department, is a distinctive program for music students of all ages. The program is named after Dr. Ralph Taylor, who retired from MC's piano faculty in 1999 after a distinguished career spanning over 40 years.