Message from the Chair

Welcome to the website of the Music Department at the University of Arkansas! We are pleased that you have decided to visit.

We are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty whose mission is to enrich and inspire the human mind and spirit through the pursuit of excellence in creative activity, research, teaching, and performance. We are a multi-disciplinary department within the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Students may pursue academic and professional training in performance, music education, composition, music history, music theory, ethnomusicology, and music business.

Our concert hall and other venues are busy with performances by large ensembles, chamber music and solo recitals. We are pleased to present a wide variety of diverse music performed by students, faculty, and guest artists. Our department strives to bring an outstanding selection of musical events to the community, offering several free recitals and concerts every year.

This web site is designed to answer many questions you may have about the music department at the University of Arkansas. Additional questions may be directed to the music office or our faculty members.

We hope you’ll join us for any of our wonderful performances.

Ronda MainsDr. Ronda Mains
Music Department Chair