The Music Department offers a rich variety of studies in music, ranging from music history and theory to composition and performance to education and industry techniques. Students benefit from a variety of vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities such as Concert Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Combos, and private lessons for voice, instruments and composition. Students collaborate closely with a remarkably diverse set of faculty, who are renowned conductors, directors, performers and producers whose work has earned local, regional, national and international accolades.The department plays a prominent role in the Fargo-Moorhead music scene, through active faculty involvement in solo performances, professional groups and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, and through exceptional musical performances by students or visiting artists as part of the Performing Art Series offered throughout the year. Students are poised for great professional development through on- and off-campus performance opportunities as well as music industry courses that prepare students to master advanced production techniques in the studio. The immersive, hands-on learning experiences combined with one-on-one mentorship from expert faculty, provide an outstanding education for graduates of the program to excel as musicians in education, production or performance settings.
Imagine an event where make-up artists wait in the restrooms to refresh your “look,” where champagne flows like water, where the entrances and exits of A-list celebrities are choreographed to the second by dead-serious backstage workers with “walkies,” and where Oprah Winfrey personally compliments you on your necklace. For MSUM alum Rachael Goers, that was […]
Michael J. Krajewski, Music, recently received a Dille Fund for Excellence grant for his proposal, “Developing Live Composition and Performance Techniques with Abelton Live.” Krajewski will present a public lecture/demonstration during the Fall 2015 semester.
The MSUM School of Performing Arts just completed its first international Study Abroad course – “World Music in Trinidad.” From Jan. 2 to 12, MSUM students traveled across the island with students from the University of Delaware. They visited steel drum “pan yards,” and attended hands-on instruction sessions with internationally celebrated Trinidadian steel drum artist […]
Terrie Manno (School of Performing Arts) and Kevin Zepper (English) presented their collaborative exhibition of poetry and music (Lines&Notes) at the Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education in Honolulu on January 4, 2015.