Purdue Musical Organizations

Our Story

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

For more than 80 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 more than 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 $300,000 in scholarships each year.

It is the goal of Purdue Musical Organizations and Purdue University to affirm our commitment to equal opportunity, and to diversity in all its forms. It is important that as an organization, we make a concerted proactive effort to support and nurture the diversity of our students and staff. In addition, we strive to provide opportunities for each student to develop personally and artistically while a part of our program.

Purdue Musical Organizations commits to creating and maintaining a community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person, while fostering tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members. Purdue policy prohibits discrimination or harassment of any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran. We support this policy and believe it complies with the provisions of all applicable federal and state laws and University policies.