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A Whole New Kind of Fight Song

Singer Haley Tyrrell puts music to work for healing and encouragement May 6, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins Sometimes, the most rewarding journeys can’t be planned; instead, they take direction from opportunities and experiences that come up along the way. So it has been for senior Haley Tyrrell, whose journey began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, […]

Adrienne Park, UM instructor of piano, prepares for a recent performance of ‘Lily of the Valley,’ a piano prelude she commissioned from composer Stephanie Ann Boyd. Photo by Logan Kirkland/ Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Music Faculty Widen the Musical Canon by Commissioning New Works

Projects bring female voices, ideas and compositions to audiences April 21, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins Commissioning a new work of music is one of the most optimistic, creative things a musician can do. She enters into a relationship with the composer as the piece is created and works from a more deeply personal place […]

Graduate student Jiaxuan Zhu (right) rehearses a scene with senior John Michael Walker, of Olive Branch, during preparations for the UM Opera Theatre’s spring production, ‘From the Met to Broadway and Back Again.’ The production is slated for two performances this weekend at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Maddi Jolley

UM Opera Theatre Presents Fresh Approaches to Two Classics

Each show includes a condensed opera and selected scenes April 16, 2021 by Maddi Jolley “From the Met to Broadway and Back Again” is more than just an invitation. It is an opportunity for anyone craving a unique and unexpected live music and theater experience. For the first time, the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre’s […]

Prelude to Dawn (2021)

Bruce Levingston’s New Album Inspires Hope Amid Darkness

UM artist-in-residence’s acclaimed recordings surpass 3.5 million streams April 8, 2021 By JB Clark This past year of uncertainty and stress has caused many to seek answers and inspiration in the familiar. For internationally renowned pianist Bruce Levingston, these difficult times drew him closer than ever to his music. Amid the pandemic, Levingston, the Chancellor’s […]

2021 Black History Month Concert Video


UM music professor Adam Estes (front right) coaches the Ole Miss Reed Quintet between takes of a recording session in Nutt Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Adams Wilkins/Department of Music

Podcast Gets Inside the UM Music Studio Experience

Studios accelerate learning through skill development, performance and mentorship March 13, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins Music students at the University of Mississippi have a range of opportunities, with ensembles, recitals, classes and extracurricular projects to keep them busy. But at the heart of their time at UM, and what keeps them grounded and progressing […]

George Dor is among the recipients of the 2021 Diversity Innovator Awards, presented by the UM Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Submitted photo

Faculty, Staff Lauded for Innovation in Inclusion

Diversity Innovator Award given to those who prioritize equity March 10, 2021 by JB Clark The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi is recognizing four faculty and staff members who are leaders in making campus a more equitable environment for all. The 2021 recipients of the Diversity Innovator Award are […]

Christine Kralik, UM instructor of cello and principal cellist for the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, plays under the direction of conductor Steven Byess as the orchestra records a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for streaming and television station WTVA-9. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Music Department Partners with Orchestra for Remote Recording

North Mississippi Symphony, UM music faculty and students combine efforts to produce concert series February 13, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins Among the many benefits of being a music student at the University of Mississippi is a chance to learn from guest artists and performers. This semester, a collaboration between the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra […]

Acclaimed Singer and Pianist Lend Expertise to Young Musicians

Fourth annual Living Music Institute develops skills in performance and the business of music February 5, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins What young musician wouldn’t welcome a weekend of training that includes feedback from seasoned music professionals and targeted coaching on how to build a career, connect with the community and develop an identity as […]

Elizabeth McDowell, a mathematics major from Hattiesburg, hopes to attend law school this fall after graduating from Ole Miss. She says the God at the Speed of Light Scholarship created by Dr. T. Lee Baumann made it possible for her to afford college. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Power of Continued Support

Commitment to Growing Endowment Benefits Mississippi Students January 25, 2021 by Mary Stanton Knight Years after earning medical certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics and medical management, Dr. T. Lee Baumann turned his years of quantum physics notes into the best-selling book God at the Speed of Light, with profits impacting many University of Mississippi students. […]