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  • Music


  • Music

    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.


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  • An Evening of Dance

    MSUM’s School of Performing Arts presents An Evening of Dance Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Hansen Theatre stage. The event is a dance concert featuring the work of student dancers and choreographers, including ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap. For tickets, go to, or call the MSUM Box […]

    Wind Ensemble in concert April 24

    The MSUM Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Monte Grise, performs Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall Glasrud Auditorium. For tickets, go to or call the MSUM Box Office at 218.477.2271 Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    All Choirs Concert Tonight

    The choral ensembles will present their spring program this evening themed Vox Populi: The Voice of the People. The program will feature Festival Men’s Choir, Festival Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir. Come hear music ranging from Baroque to gospel, highlighting composers such as Mendelssohn, Purcell, Martini, Ramsay, Thomas, Caldwell & Ivory, and more. Tickets are […]

    Culture war: The need for younger audiences at classical music concerts

    Music major to present at Student Academic Conference April 14 By Meghan Feir Over the years, as more musical genres have sprung up, concertgoers have been offered a rising selection of performances to attend. Unfortunately, classical music concerts have taken a hit because of the wide variety in music entertainment, along with a lack of […]

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