State Music Festival Information

April 28-30, 2022

MU is pleased to host the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival which brings thousands of talented high students to our campus each spring to be adjudicated for their musical performance. 

Volunteer Schedule & Details

  • 2022 SMF Volunteer Schedule.xlsx
  • Volunteers should check in at Whitmore Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Building – Music at the beginning of their shift (7:30 AM or 12:30 PM). You will receive a brief training before you are dismissed to your assigned location.
  • Please dress business casual attire or a Mizzou shirt with black/khaki pants.


State Music Festival Volunteer Form

Volunteers are needed to serve as building, hall, and room monitors each day of State Music Festival. Volunteer by April 15th to reserve your spot!

Morning shifts are 7:30 AM - 12 PM
Afternoon shifts are 12:30 PM - 5 PM
2-hour shifts also available upon request

Contact: Brooke Danielsen

Where do I park on the MU campus?

There are many parking options on campus and throughout the downtown area. Details for all visitor parking options are outlined on this State Music Festival Visitor Parking Information 2022 document.

A special MSHSAA 2022 Parking Permit can be purchased for access to Turner Avenue Parking Structure, University Avenue Parking Structure, and Hitt Street Parking Structure (not level 4) for Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29. Parking is free in university parking structures on Saturdays, with the exception of reserved and restricted spaces which are enforced 24/7. 

Where do the events take place?

State Music Festival performances are scheduled in Memorial Union, Tate Hall, Fine Arts Building, and Sinquefield Music Center - all centrally located around Lowry Mall. 

Lowry Mall

If you are unsure where and when a performance is to occur, a MSHSAA representative will be located in the main lobby of Memorial Union North with the complete schedule of events. 

Where can I eat?

There are many eateries on campus and throughout the downtown area. MU School of Music organizations also sell snacks on Lowry Mall. Please note that all MU Campus Dining locations are cashless and only accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, credit cards, and debit cards.

Can I listen to MU School of Music performances while I am on campus?

Yes! Several ensembles will be performing during the lunch break (12:00-1:00 PM) each day on Lowry Mall. Additionally, the public is welcome to attend the following performances surrounding State Music Festival events:

What is the University of Missouri Covid-19 policy?

People may choose to mask at any time. All visitors are asked to monitor their symptoms before coming to the University of Missouri campus. Please do not come to campus if you are experiencing symptoms, feel unwell and/or have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. For more information, visit