Welcome to the web
site of the Music
Department at the
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.
Dr. Ronda Mains
Music Department Chair
Congratulations to our 2013 Honors Recital Competition Winners! Brice Smith-flute, Jennifer Fox-trumpet, Janelle Hollister-soprano, Amber Lomolino-euphonium, Jessica Carvin-flute, Nick Rhodes-marimba, Brandon DeNike and Kelby Ferguson-marimba duo, Andrew Chu-violin, Curtis Simmons-horn, Diego Plata-flute, and the Fulbright Brass Quintet
Congratulations to the following: Kelby Ferguson has been admitted to the Northwestern University Summer Percussion Symposium, Nick Rhodes has been chosen for Harmony International Brian West Percussion Group - touring Spain this Summer, Josh Wilhelm has been selected as an intern for the One Way Ministries summer audio production program in Chicago, and Tyler Simmons has been selected to play marimba with the Cadets DCI Corps.
Congratulations to our 2013 Arkansas Intercollegiate Band Winners! Brice Smith - flute, Kristi Smylie - flute, Andrew Baker - oboe, Manchusa Loungsangroong - clarinet, Amy Mayes - clarinet, Corrie Gibson Aaron - clarinet, Whitney Campbell - bass clarinet, Tina Dodson - contra alto/bass clarinet, Peter Hamby - horn, Elliott Green - bass trombone, Amber Lomolino - euphonium and Andrew Jones - tuba
Free parking after five o'clock is available in the parking deck, which can be accessed from Stadium Drive and is located directly to the west of the Fine Arts Building.
The STARR piano competition will not be held this year. Please watch for future competition information.