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  • School of Performing Arts

School of Performing Arts

  • School of Performing Arts

    The School of Performing Arts brings together students and faculty who share their passion for the arts and provides opportunities for creativity, scholarship, and real world experience.

    Our dedicated faculty members are seasoned professionals who are deeply connected to the arts community. They are focused on helping students reach their dreams and aspirations and offer extensive professional expertise and networks. The department is extremely influential in the Fargo-Moorhead arts community, through active faculty involvement in professional music and theatre groups. Every year the department sponsors exceptional student performances, nationally recognized visiting artists and several community outreach events.

    Our graduates enjoy rich and varied careers in theatre, music, education and arts industries. The department is a vibrant community of passionate artists who provide immersive and collaborative hands-on learning combined with one-on-one mentorship in the classroom, the studio, on stage, and on- and off-campus performance opportunities.

    Students benefit from a variety of vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities such as Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combos, and private lessons for voice, instruments and composition. Students will grow professionally and personally through involvement in the University Theatre Series and The Straw Hat Players.

    The School of Performing Arts honors tradition while embracing innovation to deliver rigorous and progressive programs that help our students realize their potential as passionate leaders in their creative work and to develop their talents into a career—and life—in the world of the arts.

  • School of Performing Arts presenting Music Scholarship Convocation

    The MSUM School of Performing Arts will present a Scholarship Convocation this Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts. The Convocation will feature a variety of Music Scholarship winners for the 2015-16 school term from across multiple areas performing for those in attendance. Admission is free.

    Student Directed One-Act Festival: Putting Theory Into Practice

    Minnesota State University Moorhead’s School of Performing Arts and University Theatre will present fourteen student-directed productions during a One-Act Festival Monday April 27th, Tuesday April 28th and Wednesday April 29th. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. The festival features a variety of science […]

    Open Forum for Provost candidate Dr. Tim Borchers April 16

    Please join us for the Open Forum for Provost candidate Dr. Tim Borchers on Thursday, April 16 @ 8:30 AM in CB 109. Dr. Tim Borchers is currently the Dean of the College of Arts, Media and Communication at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Dr. Borchers was on the faculty in Communication Studies, which has resided […]

    MSUM Choirs present “Vox Populi: The Voice of the People” April 16

    MSUM Choirs present a concert titled Vox Populi: The Voice of the People on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditiorium in Weld Hall. Hear music performed by the Festival Men’s Choir, Festival Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir. For tickets, go to or call the MSUM Box Office at (218) 477-2178, or […]

    SPA Students Attend Alexander Technique Workshops

    Alexander Technique specialist Joe Krienke visited campus last week for two days, conducting workshops for music, theater, and dance students. Students and faculty participated in more than six hours of training in movement, physical awareness, and the general tenets of the Alexander Technique. The Alexander Technique is a way of learning to move mindfully through […]

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