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.
Baritone saxophone and flute artist Denis DiBlasio takes the Glasrud Auditorium stage in Weld Hall Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m., backed by the MSUM Jazz Ensemble. DiBlasio directs the jazz program at Rowan University in New Jersey. He is also the Executive Director of The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz at Rowan. With nine […]
The MSUM Percussion Ensemble, inspired by Broadway groups like “Stomp!” and “The Blue Man Group,” presents a show called “Lights, Camera, Drum!” on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. on the Hansen Theatre stage on then MSUM campus. The concert features drumming, drama, lighting effects, music, and motion. Percussionists will use everything from snare drums […]
An MSUM student group called The Collaborations performs Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. The commercial ensemble is led by Dr. Michael J. Krajewski, Music. For tickets, go to mnstate.edu/tickets, or call the MSUM Box Office M-F from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at […]
Step Afrika is a dance group coming to MSUM. They will be performing at Hansen Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 25th. Tickets free for MSUM students and $2 for students K-12 and $5 for general admission. They are available on www.mnstate.edu/tickets. Step Afrika performs traditional African routines and a style called stepping. By using […]