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  • Voice - Choral Studies
  • Music

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  • Voice/Choral Studies

    The music department at Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a variety of courses in the area of voice. Applied Voice lessons are offered at every level for students pursuing a music major or minor, or who are currently enrolled in an MSUM vocal ensemble. Weekly lessons include vocal study in Italian, German, French, Latin and the English repertoire along with weekly performance classes where a student has ample opportunity to perform. Vocal Pedagogy, Diction and Song Literature are a few of the courses that are offered in the area of vocal study.

    For further information please feel free to contact:

  • Dufault, Jenny
    Faculty
    Music Department

    Office: CA 137
    Phone: 218.477.4607
    Email: dufault@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Dr. Jenny Dufault is an Associate Professor and has taught applied voice, vocal pedagogy, song literature, opera workshop, and opera literature at Minnesota State University Moorhead for the past twelve years. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music from SUNY Potsdam--the Crane School of Music. She has also completed graduate work at both Boston University and Indiana University, and has taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and at Belvoir Terrace in Lenox, MA. Jenny is an active soloist performing primarily around the Fargo/Moorhead area, and has recently released her first CD entitled Dedication with pianist Sue Nagel. Dr. Dufault is the founder of the Kodály Institute at MSUM and was its coordinator for 9 years. Prior to coming to MSUM, she worked with children and children’s voices for over fifteen years: this included teaching music in the St. Paul Public Schools and in the public schools of Maynard, MA. She lives in Fargo and is a happy wife and mother of two children.

  • Mahraun, Daniel
    Faculty
    Music Department

    Office: CA 135
    Phone: 218.477.2966
    Email: daniel.mahraun@mnstate.edu
    Web Site: web.mnstate.edu/mahraun/

  • Rolsten, Kathy
    State University Faculty
    Music Department

    Office: CA 102
    Phone: 218.477.4091
    Email: kathy.rolsten@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    As the Music Education Coordinator, I prepare pre-service teachers to engage students in all types of musical activities. My students learn and practice traditional and 21st century music education methodologies. I teach general and choral music education courses, oversee the music department’s student teaching process, and direct the MSUM’s Festival Women’s Choir. I recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from the University of South Florida. I’ve taught elementary general music and high school choirs, each for over ten years. During that time, I was recognized in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Women, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.