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.
Matthew Tinjum (Jazz Studies) Joel Kingsley (Music Industry) and Brady Odegaard (Music Industry) performed with the Dan Brekke Band last weekend, and opened for the Jon Pardi group at the Hub in Fargo. Jon Pardi is known for his chart topping hit “Up All Night.”
Quartet members will also work with student musicians The Turtle Island Quartet performed to a sold-out hall the last time they were in town, so if you’re eager to hear the two-time-GRAMMY-winners again, get your tickets soon – there are only 330 tickets available. The addition of smooth voiced-Nellie McKay will make the ticket even [...]
Come find out about the first ever Trinidad Abroad session being offered this January 2nd-12th through the MSUM School of Performing Arts! An information meeting will be held in Center for the Arts room 144 at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept. 17th. Participants will discuss costs, registration, the travel abroad experience, and course expectations for completing [...]
Already sick of the thought of being in Fargo/Moorhead in January? Study abroad this winter in Trinidad, the land of calypso, steel bands, and beaches! Jan. 2nd-12th, MSUM is pleased to offer MUS 316 “World Music” (a LASC Area 8 “Global Perspectives” course) in Trinidad. The course will entail visits to museums, steel drum pan [...]