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    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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  • MSUM Choirs presenting fall choral concert Tuesday, Nov. 4

    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 [...]

    Vocal jazz expert performs and lectures during three-day residency

    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 [...]

    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. [...]

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