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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.

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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.

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Event Calendar


October 03

PreNATS Competition Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

October 16

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

October 19

Opera Scenes Performances

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 07:30 PM

October 20

Opera Scenes Performances

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 02:00 PM

October 25

Chorale & Orchestra Combined Concert: American Voices

Location: Royal Oak Forum, Keeter Center

Time: 07:30 PM

October 28

Worship Convocation

Location: Jones Auditorium

Time: 07:00 PM

November 06

Guest Artist Recital: Piano Quartet

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 08:30 PM

November 08

Senior Voice Recital: Emily Hendrix & Lizzie Jordan

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 08:30 PM

November 13

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 05:00 PM

November 16

Senior Voice Recital: Jordan Bryant

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 04:00 PM

December 04

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 05:00 PM

December 06

Tree Lighting

Location: Keeter Center Lobby

Time: 06:00 PM

December 06

Concert Band Performance

Location: Royal Oak Forum, Keeter Center

Time: 08:00 PM

December 11

Student Recital

Location: Newman Recital Hall

Time: 05:00 PM

December 12

Jazz Ensemble Concert

Location: Jones Auditorium

Time: 08:00 PM

December 14

Christmas Card to the Community

Location: Williams Memorial Chapel

Time: 08:00 PM

December 15

Christmas Card to the Community

Location: Williams Memorial Chapel

Time: 03:30 PM