MSHSAA Music Festival Set for April 25-27

April 22, 2024

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri campus in Columbia will serve as the host site of the 72nd Annual Missouri State High School Activities Association State Music Festival, set for April 25-27.

The event will include 4,199 individual and group performances representing 358 schools. The festival’s performances will take place at the University of Missouri in the following locations: Fine Arts Building, Memorial Union, Tate Hall and the Sinquefield Music Center.

The state-level festival has an evaluative purpose during which students perform before some the nation’s top music adjudicators who provide critiques and ratings of the students’ musical abilities. Festival participants qualified by earning an Exemplary rating at their respective district-level festival.

All portions of the MSHSAA Music Festival are open to the public and free of charge. Performances typically run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. A list of schools scheduled to perform each day of the festival may be found in the Music Activities area of the MSHSAA website (