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Students at the College of Music enjoy both the intimacy of a closely knit 
creative community and the excitement of a Big 10 university.

Music students benefit from our 6:1 student-teacher ratio, ensuring in-depth, individualized attention, and strong classroom connections. Our students are known by their peers, professors, and mentors.

Undergraduate music majors have the opportunity to reside in the North Neighborhood, which offers housing close to the College of Music. This proximity fosters a friendly, supportive environment for daily living and for the rigor of regular practice, and reinforces our open and collaborative culture.

Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, a vibrant
college town just minutes away from the state capital and 
an easy drive to Detroit to the east, and Chicago and the beaches of Lake Michigan to the west. When students need a break from practice, there’s always a game by the MSU Spartans to enjoy, a live concert at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts to attend, or a contemporary art exhibit opening at the Broad Art Museum to visit. As a world-class university, MSU attracts internationally renowned scholars, guest lecturers, and visiting artists. Students come from around the country and the globe, creating a truly 
international community.