Performance Ensembles & Opportunities


Music at Morgan offers students a variety of performance and travel opportunities throughout the academic year and the summer months. Study at Morgan not only offers outstanding training by our world-class faculty but also provides our students a passport to the world stages. Our students perform for heads of state, collaborate with world-renowned performing artists, and have traveled on almost every continent.


Music majors register for instruction on their primary voice/instrument each semester with our acclaimed faculty. Performance proficiency is assessed regularly through department recitals, concert events, juries, ensemble tours, and more.


Music students are provided regular opportunities to perform solo repertoire they are studying in their applied lessons. Each semester a weekly Tuesday morning recital is presented in one of our performance venues in the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Attendance at these recitals is required of all students in the music major and is part of the final grade for the applied lesson. 


Each semester we offer master classes and studio classes within each concentration of our music major. Students receive diverse opportunities to work with guest clinicians who are professional artists and music scholars from all over the world and specialize in their area of concentration. 



The Morgan State Band in the 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Morgan State University Bands Program

The Morgan State University Bands Program is led by the Director of Bands, Mr. Melvin N. Miles. This ensemble consists of music major and non-music majors from across the nation. Students from all majors are eligible to audition for each ensemble. The MSU Bands Program ensembles include:

  • The Magnificent Marching Machine
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Combo
  • Pep Band

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MSU Trombone Choir

Mr. Milton Aldana, Director

MSU Chamber Orchestra

Dr. Mark Singer, Director

MSU Flute Ensemble

Dr. Anita Thesen, Director


Morgan State University Choirs

The Morgan State University Choir is one of the nation's most prestigious university choral ensembles. Led by Dr. Eric Conway, the choral forces of this critically acclaimed choir include The University Choir, which is over 120 voices strong, and The Morgan Singers Touring Choir with approximately 40 voices.

While classical, Gospel, and contemporary popular music comprise the choir's repertoire, the choir is noted for its emphasis on preserving the heritage of the spiritual, especially in the historic practices of performance. 

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Opera Workshop


Ms. Marquita Lister, Artistic Director
Dr. Lester Green, Jr., Music Director