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  • 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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  • Jazz Combos perform tonight

    MSUM School of Performing Arts presents a concert by the Jazz Combos on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Two combos directed by Max Jonk as well as the Guitar Ensemble directed by Dr. Michael J. Krajewski perform in Fox Recital Hall. Tickets available at and at the door.

    Senior Music Industry student acquires full-time job at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    Senior Music Industry student Adam Lien landed a full-time job at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the MGM Park in Orlando, Fla., as an audio/entertainment technician. He graduates from MSUM this semester, and starts at Disney in late January. He expects to work on the “Fantasmic Show,” which features pyrotechnics, laser lights and a cast of […]

    Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno performing music and poetry tonight at 7 p.m.

    Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno will be performing tonight at 7 p.m. inside Stoker’s in the Hotel Donaldson. This event is free. Lines&Notes is a collaborative exhibition with pianist Terrie Manno and poet Kevin Zepper. In some selections, poems become movements based on a theme. Other works are the realization of random words and musical […]

    The Collaboration, MSUM’s pop/rock ensemble, performing at Studio 222 Dec. 2

    The MSUM School of Performing Arts presents The Collaboration, MSUM’s pop/rock ensemble, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Studio 222 in downtown Fargo. The Collaborations is a group of 10 MSUM Music Industry and Jazz Studies students, performing popular music from the 1960s to today. Studio 222 is a popular jazz venue located at […]

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