State Music Festival Information

April 27-29, 2023

MU is pleased to host the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival which brings thousands of talented high school students to our campus each spring to be adjudicated for their musical performance. This page should be referenced for volunteer information, as well as information specific to the University of Missouri campus. As the organizing body, the MSHSAA webpage for music activities should be referenced for all other festival details. 

State Music Festival Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Schedule & Details 

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 2023 document. Visitors may register for a special MSHSAA 2023 Parking Permit for access to Hitt Street Parking Structure (except for level 6) for Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28.

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: