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.
Music faculty members from the School of Performing Arts will present a joint recital this coming Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall. The concert will feature performances by Maisi Pedersen, Amy Merser, Terrie Manno, Kevin Zepper, Jenny Dufault, Tiana Grisé, Kenyon Williams, Tom Strait, and David Ferreria Admission is free.
MSUM’s School of Performing Arts is hosting three Jazz Jams at Red Raven Espresso Parlor, starting Sunday, Sept. 21, and repeating Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. All jams start at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The November jam is MSUM Vocal Jazz Solo Night, with a jam session after. All jams are free. [...]
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.”
All students interested in being a part of the Trinidad Travel Abroad program this coming January 2nd-12th should come to a meeting this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 17th, at 7 p.m. in Center for the Arts room 144. Students who cannot attend but who would like to find out more should email Dr. Kenyon Williams firstname.lastname@example.org. [...]