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For everyone’s safety, many faculty and staff members are continuing to work remotely. We are still available to assist you during our normal office hours, and recommend reaching out via email to get in touch.

Looking for the latest campus updates on Coronavirus/COVID-19? The #UARK website has the most up-to-date information at

Please note: Guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and university may change rapidly given the fluidity of the situation.

During these unprecedented times, the Department of Music strives to continue the highest level of instruction at the University of Arkansas. While much of what we do as musicians has to be altered to accomodate safety protocols, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and community as a whole are the most important things right now.

To that effect, several new protocols are in place for the Department of Music. These can be found here or the COVID19 Response page in the left menu. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Ronda Mains, Department Chair of Music.

The Department of Music is home to over 300 music students and 35 graduate students with a faculty of 50 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, pedagogues, and musicians. The program offers degrees at the bachelor and master levels, a one-year intensive performer's certificate, and an online certificate in music education for special needs student. The University of Arkansas is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

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We offer two bachelor's degrees with five concetrations, one master's degree with seven concentrations, and graduate certificates in music.

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We present over 600 events each year, both on and off-campus. Attend a concert or recital, participate in a conference, or attend a workshop.

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Our Community Music School offers non-credit instruction to the community. We offer private lessons, community ensembles, and workshops.

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