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The Department of Music at College of the Ozarks is dedicated to the highest level of excellence in the musical instruction and performance. Our students, faculty, and ensembles play a vital role in serving our campus and surrounding community. Numerous performance opportunities are available to a wide variety of experience levels and backgrounds. Let’s make music together!

Students who graduate with a music major are prepared to follow their calling into areas such as music education, music and worship ministry, performance, and composition, or to continue their education at a Master's degree level. The music education major at College of the Ozarks is accredited with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to offer certification in instrumental and choral music education.

MINORS


FACULTY


Facilities


The Edith Gittinger Music Center was completed in August 2003 and offers students some of the finest music facilities in the state. It houses acoustically-engineered practice rooms, audio/visually equipped classrooms, a piano lab, electronic music studio, dedicated choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, and the 150 seat Newman Recital Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics and recording equipment.

Gittinger Hall Music Building Piano students practicing in class Music Building recital hall

Performance Opportunities


There are many performance opportunities both on and off campus. The music department is involved in several seasonal and patriotic events including Christmas Card, major cultural & patriotic convocations, baccalaureate & commencement services, off campus tours, and a host of student, faculty, ensemble, and guest artist concerts. Students also have ample opportunities to showcase their individual talents on student recitals held throughout each semester.

Ensembles


WORK PROGRAM


Event Calendar


January 17

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

January 19

Voice Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

January 24

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hal

Time: 04:00 PM

February 02

Voice Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

February 09

Voice Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

February 12

Guest Artist Concert: Fuse Trio

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

February 14

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

February 16

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

February 21

Guest Artist Concert: Daniel Horn

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

February 22

Piano Masterclass: Daniel Horn

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 01:00 PM

February 27

Missouri Philharmonic

Location: Springfield, MO

Time: 03:00 PM

February 28

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

March 02

Voice Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

March 04

Spring Musical, 4th - 7th

Location: Jones Auditorium

Time: 07:30 PM

March 07

Piano Masterclass: Matthew Bengston

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

March 07

Guest Artist: Matthew Bengston

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

March 08

Spring Musical

Location: Jones Auditorium

Time: 02:30 PM

March 09

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

March 21

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

March 30

Voice Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

April 03

Senior Voice Recital: Kara Peters

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 03:00 PM

April 03

Senior Voice Recital: Spencer Fleury

Location: Newman Recital Hal

Time: 06:00 PM

April 06

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

April 07

Chorale Concert

Location: Williams Memorial Chape

Time: 07:30 PM

April 09

Senior Piano Recital: Min Hyeok Kang

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

April 11

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

April 13

Voice Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

April 18

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

April 20

Student Recital/Awards Ceremony

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

April 22

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Location: Jones Auditorium

Time: 07:30 PM

April 23

Senior Voice Recital: Rani Rush

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 03:00 PM

April 23

Senior Voice Recital: Nathan Foley

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 06:00 PM

April 25

Piano Studio Class

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

April 29

Concert Band Performance

Location: Jones Auditorium

Time: 07:30 PM

April 30

Concert Band Performance

Location: Wilson’s Creek

Time: 07:00 PM