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MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY BANDS

Welcome to the Morgan State University (MSU) Band website.  As one of the best and most respected bands in Maryland, we would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our organization.  The MSU Band program offers five (5) different ensembles: Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Jazz Combo.  Of the 5, the most popular and well recognized ensemble is the Marching Band, fondly known as “The Magnificent Marching Machine”.  The Magnificent Marching Machine is comprised of 150 students and has dazzled and excited audiences during performances at MSU Football Games, National Football League Games, Presidential Inaugurations, World Series, National Playoff Games, and in regional and local television appearances.  This ensemble has performed throughout the United States and in Bermuda.  The ensemble has also made a cameo appearance in the movie "Head of State" featuring actor-comedian Chris Rock and appeared on Tom Joyner's television show.

We invite you to browse around our web site and learn more about the Morgan State University Band Programs. If you have any additional questions please contact the Director of Bands Melvin Miles Jr. via email at msuband@msuband.org or call the Band office at 443-885-3087.


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Marching Band Schedules and Updates Coming Soon
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Jazz Band Schedules and Updates Coming Soon
Jazz Combo Band Schedules and Updates Coming Soon
Pep Band Schedules and Updates Coming Soon
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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS*
MINIMUM
2.0 GPA AND 900 SAT OR 19 ACT
TRANSFER

  • Applicants with eleven (11) or less transferable credits must meet requirements as an entering freshman.
  • Applicants transferring between twelve (12) to Twenty-three (23) transferable credits must have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point high school and college/university average.
  • Applicants with 24 or more transferable credits must have at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 from all colleges/universities attended.

* Go to WWW.MORGAN.EDU and click ADMISSION to get complete admission requirements or contact the Office of Admission and Recruitment at 443.995.3000 or 1.800.332.6674; email-admissions@morgan.edu.

All students requesting an audition with the MSU Band Program must apply to Morgan State University before the audition.  Students may apply to Morgan State University online or contact the Office of Admissions to obtain an Admission Application.

Wind Instruments:
All Major and Minor Scales (quarter note @ MM.120)
                        Two contrasting etudes or movements
                        Sight Reading
            Percussion
                        Mallet
                               All Major and Minor Scales (quarter note @ MM.120)
                               Two Contrasting etudes or movements
                               Sight Reading
                       Battery (Snare Drum)
                                All Basic Rudiments (Opened and Closed)
                                Two contrasting etudes or movements
                                Sight Reading
                        Tympani
                                Perform Snare Drum Rudiments on Snare Drum
                                Tune Tympani
                                Two contrasting etudes
                                Sight Reading
Auditions are by appointment only.  To schedule an audition, contact the Morgan State University Office of Bands at: 443.885.3087 or msuband@msuband.org.

2011 Audition Dates:  March 4,5,18,19 and april 8. The hours are 9 - 2 all days.

Audition via DVD or VHS is accepted…no audio only tapes are accepted.  All media auditions must be postmarked by April 30.  However, an in person interview may be required for students seeking financial support.

Mr. Melvin N. Miles, Director
Mr. Karl Stewart, Assistant Director
Ms. Charise Byers, Dance-Line Coordinator
Bridget Barnes Administrator
Wannette Butler Flag-Line Coordinator
Angela Pope MSU Band Trainer

 

Morgan State University Instrumental Music Faculty

Dr. Eric Conway, Chairperson, Fine Arts Department
Mr. Melvin N. Miles, Jr., Director of University Bands
Dr. Anita Thesen, Flute, Flute Ensemble
Mr. Tim Green,  Saxophone
Dr. Allison Yacoub, Clarinet
Mr. Milton Aldana, Low Brass, Brass Ensemble
Mr. Larry Williams, French Horn
Dr Michelle Humphreys, Percussion
Mr. Mark Singer, Strings, Chamber Orchestra

 

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