Current Music Student Resources

Milton Aldana and Trombone Choir

Academic Calendar

Blackboard

Current Music Students in the Fine and Performing Arts Department may view numerous resources about requirements and policies on our Blackboard Page . Guests to Blackboard may log in with the ID: music.major and the password: Pass.

Tuesday Departmental Recital
Recitals and concerts, an important co-curricular activity for all students, are an indispensable part of the training for a career in music. All music majors are required to attend the weekly Departmental Recital on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in the Recital Hall. Your grade for your applied lessons will be reduced one letter grade if you do not attend at least 75% of these recitals (6 out of 8). Students should perform on a recital at least once each semester. To apply for a performance date you need to fill out a Departmental Recital and Accompanist Request form and give it to Dr. Stephanie Bruning in room 329G. You will find more information on Blackboard.

Degree Recitals and Hearing
Each student enrolled in the music major is required to perform an undergraduate recital in the 8th semester of enrollment in applied lessons and in the 4th semester for students enrolled at the graduate degree program. Recitals are presented in the fall and spring semesters. Once the student and teacher have determined readiness At least 30 days prior to the recital date the student in consultation with the principle applied teacher must present a hearing before the music faculty in their particular concentration in the major.

Final Jury Examinations
Each student enrolled in Applied Lessons in the music major must perform a jury examination before the music faculty in the area of concentration at the end of each semester. The jury examination dates and guidelines are listed in the syllabus each semester. More information is available on Blackboard.

Music Comprehensive Examination
Prior to completing the degree program the student will be administered the Music Comprehensive Examination. Those dates can be found on the university academic calendar. Study guides are available.

Student Handbooks (See Blackboard)


Fraternities and Sororities



Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia - Established in 1898 - Pi Eta Chapter - Chartered in 2001
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is the Nation's largest professional music fraternity. It is a group of men who are interested in the composition, performance, research and teaching of the best of music, with particular emphasis on American music. The Pi Eta Chapter at Morgan State is very active, with a busy schedule of service and social activities. Pi Eta presents an annual "American Music" concert and its members perform recitals both on and off campus.  

Faculty Advisor - Mr. Vincent Dion Stringer (443) 885-4316


Sigma Alpha Ito - Established in 1903 - Kappa Xi Chapter - Chartered in 2002
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women whose goal is to promote the highest standards of musical training and achievement among women musicians and to further musical interest both nationally and internationally. The fraternity also aims to aid, inspire and direct its members in musicianship, citizenship and friendly and unselfish sisterhood. The Kappa Xi Chapter at Morgan State is very active, with a busy schedule of service and social activities both on and off campus.  

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Stephanie Bruning (443) 885-3570

Kappa Kappa Psi -Established in 1919 - Eta Gamma Chapter - Chartered in 1976
Kappa Kappa Psi is a fraternal organization that promotes the advancement of college and university bands through dedicated service and support to bands; comprehensive education; leadership opportunities; and recognition; for the benefit of its members and society. The Eta Gamma Chapter at Morgan State consists of students from a variety of academic disciplines and campus involvement.

Tau Beta Sigma - Established in 1947 - Epsilon Omega Chapter - Chartered in 1976
Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority provides service to collegiate bands, encourages the advancement of women in the band profession, and promotes and enriches an appreciation of band music through recognition, leadership development, and education of its members. The Epsilon Omega Chapter at Morgan State is very active and consists of students from a variety of academic disciplines and campus involvement.

Faculty Advisor - Mr. Melvin N. Miles (443) 885-3123