Group of P M O students sitting on the lawn outside Bailey Hall.

Our Story

Purdue Musical Organizations offers opportunities for students to learn, perform and grow together while engaging audiences everywhere.

For more than 85 years, PMO has proudly served the Purdue University family as ambassadors of goodwill on campus, across the country and around the world.

Purdue’s vocal music department offers six choral ensembles and one handbell choir. Many marvel Purdue provides so much in the field of musical entertainment, as the university has no school of music.

Our students form lifelong friendships while performing more than 100 shows each year including the Purdue Christmas Show, which is presented annually to a live audience of nearly 18,000 and reaches millions more through broadcasts on public television and radio networks.

Beyond the music, PMO teaches life lessons not always covered in the classroom and becomes a home away from home for the students who give so generously of their time and talents. PMO maintains high academic standards, provides students with once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities and offers more than $350,000 in scholarships each year.

At Purdue Musical Organizations, we are in full support of Purdue University’s non-discrimination policy.