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  • Music


  • 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 Studies alumnus Andy Stermer awarded $10,000 graduate award

    Andy Stermer, a graduate of MSUM in the Jazz Studies program, has been awarded a $10,000.00 Presser graduate award in the Master of Music in Jazz Writing program at the University of Miami. He plans to use the award to bring in guest artists he knows from Uruguay to perform music he’s writing that will […]

    MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble and MSUM’s VoCombo perform Saturday

    MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Allen Carter, and MSUM’s VoCombo, directed by Dr. Michael Krajewski, perform Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall. Special guest performers are Dr. Tom Strait on flugelhorn and trumpet, and Dr. Monte Grise on saxophone. For tickets, go to MSUM students get […]

    Terrie Manno performed in Minneapolis

    Terrie Manno, SPA, presented a solo piano recital of the music of Franz Schubert as part of the Thursday Musical concert series in Minneapolis on April 24, 2015.

    An Evening of Dance

    MSUM’s School of Performing Arts presents An Evening of Dance Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. on the Hansen Theatre stage. The event is a dance concert featuring the work of student dancers and choreographers, including ballet, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, musical theatre styles and tap. For tickets, go to, or call the MSUM Box […]

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