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  • Music
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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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  • Scholarship luncheon honors student achievements

    The Alumni Foundation and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship host the third annual Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 in the CMU Ballroom. The scholarship luncheon celebrates the achievements of MSUM students and provides scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors who have greatly impacted their lives through their generosity and dedication to student success. [...]

    On the fence about attending the Julie Fowlis concert Thursday? Watch this video

    Are you on the fence about attending the Julie Fowlis concert Thursday? Watch this. It’s like a mini-vacation to Scotland. Get your ticket before all the good ones are gone! Get your ticket at, or call (218) 477-2178, or stop by the MSUM Box Office today through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. [...]

    MSUM’s Fuego Tropical Partners with The Learning Bank to Present Children’s Concerts this Week

    MSUM’s Fuego Tropical has been asked to partner with The Learning Bank, a non-profit collaboration between the West Fargo, Fargo, and Moorhead School Districts that provides a one-of-a-kind performing arts experience annually for nearly 11,000 kindergarten through sixth grade students. As a result of this community partnership, Fuego will present six 40-minute long children’s performances [...]

    Internships and Impressions

    Student involvement leads to jobs post-graduation By Danielle Rebel | Marketing Intern Many graduates and students agree classroom learning can only take you so far. In order to get the job of your dreams after graduation, it takes more than dedication to your studies. It takes the motivation to seek real-world experience through internships and [...]

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