picture of the James Gilliam Concert Hall in the Murphy Fine Arts Center

pictured: stage view of the James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall

The Morgan State University Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music and fine art. In the Music Program, Morgan currently offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree and the Master of Arts Degree in music. The Music Program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, as well as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Of Morgan's nearly 8,000 students, one hundred and twenty-five (125) students are music majors and 300 are regularly enrolled in music courses through ensembles, lessons and course work. The music faculty includes 10 full-time and 10 part-time faculty members.

The Music Program and the Department of Fine & Performing Arts are located in the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center (MFAC), which supports the departmental programs while bringing cultural events to the University and the northeast Baltimore community. The centerpiece of the Murphy Center is the James H. and Louise Hayley Gilliam Concert Hall, with over 2,000 seats. 

The MFAC houses three additional performance spaces along with the James E. Lewis Museum of Art. Morgan students develop their skills through frequent performances in our world class venue preparing them for competitive arts careers throughout the nation and internationally.