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.
Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Daniel Mahraun, enters the recording studio next week with St. Paul-based early music group The Rose Ensemble. Known for their performances of Medieval and Renaissance music, Rose also tackles under-performed repertoire of other periods and styles. Mahraun will sing the title track of the CD, “A [...]
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Watch the video here. Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)– Most musicians hoping to make it big can only dream of one day signing with a record label. But a student run group at MSUM is turning that dream into a reality for local musicians. Behind the books and hours of studying. Lies [...]
Lori Neprud-Ardovino, music graduate 1984, was recently chosen to be the 2013 University of Montevallo University Scholar. The University Scholar is a faculty member who has excelled in scholarship/creative endeavors through national peer-review publications, grants, performances, shows, etc. The University Scholar is chosen by the University Scholar Selection Committee consisting of former recipients of the [...]
The Tri-College Jazz Combos under the direction of Dr. Matthew Patnode (NDSU), Jon Rudolph (MSUM) and Michael J. Krajewski (MSUM) performed Sunday at The Red Raven Espresso Parlor. Tri-college-Jazz-poster