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.
Event features notable guest artists from all over the world Minnesota State University Moorhead will host the fifth biennial MSUM Day of Percussion this Saturday, Nov. 15, on the MSUM campus. The Day of Percussion begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes concerts, clinics and events featuring five world-class artists, including Grammy-winning steel pan artist Andy [...]
Jazz vocalist and music educator Connaitre Miller comes to MSUM to perform and speak about careers in both teaching and performance. She will also coach MSUM voice and choral students. Miller performs Thursday, Nov. 13, with MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble on the Gaede Stage at 7:30 p.m. She performs again with the MSUM Faculty Jazz [...]
On Tuesday evening, November 4th, the MSUM Choirs will present their fall choral concert, Reflections. The concert will feature Festival Men’s Choir, Festival Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir. Ensembles will perform the music of W. A. Mozart, William Byrd, Aaron Copland, Joshua Rist, Andre Thomas, Rollo Dilworth, and others. The choral ensembles are under the [...]