School of Performing Arts
The School of Performing Arts is home to MSUM's interdisciplinary music programs. At MSUM, you can pursue your love of the arts in a wide variety of settings — from music education to performance, from classical to commercial expertise, from world music to jazz, from stage to recording studio — we have the outstanding faculty, ensembles, facilities and degree plans that will allow you to explore your passion for music and theatre no matter where it may take you.
Kyle Kempel performs senior recital Dec. 4MSUM will host Kyle Kempel’s senior recital in the Center for the Arts Gaede Stage on Sunday, December 4, at 5 p.m. Kyle will perform selections from his recent studio recording accompanied by MSUM students and faculty. Kyle is a commercial music major from Fargo, N.D. His parents are Michael and Sherry Kempel. Attendees are required to register and have […]
Calling All Artists: Red Weather Now Accepting Writing and ArtSubmissions are now open for Red Weather’s 40th print issue. Submit your original work: prose, poetry, visual art. Now accepting videos, sounds, games, music, and more! Open to all MSUM students, faculty staff, and alumni between November 1st and December 16th Submission link: https://redweather.submittable.com/submit
MSUM Wind Ensemble presents Fall Concert Nov. 18The MSUM Wind Ensemble performs their Fall Semester concert at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 18 in the Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts. They will present music by Brian Balmages, Steve Danyew, Gustav Holst, Cait Nishimura, and more. Tickets are available at mnstate.edu/tickets or at the door. ($10 for adults, FREE for MSUM students and faculty/staff)
Upcoming MSUM ConcertsMSUM will host three upcoming concerts by the MSUM Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. Tickets for the public performances can be purchased at the door and at mnstate.edu/tickets. Friday, Nov. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Center for the Arts Hansen Theatre The MSUM Wind Ensemble presents its fall concert with music by Brian Balmages, Steve Danyew, Gustav Holst, […]
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo Fall Concert Nov. 21The MSUM Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will be presenting their fall concert on Monday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall. The concert will feature small group and big band selections of various styles. The concert is open to the public. Tickets can be obtained by going to www.mnstate.edu/tickets
The School of Performing Arts faculty features impressive artistic and scholarly credentials, with an emphasis on active professional performance, ongoing research and a strong commitment to teaching. Faculty members participate with community and nationwide groups including: The Stage, Theatre B, Fargo-Moorhead Symphony and Fargo-Moorhead Opera company. They perform solo recitals, concerts and play in many local jazz and commercial bands.
The School of Performing Arts facilities include more than 25 practice rooms, Fox Recital Hall, Glasrud Auditorium, Hansen Theatre, Gaede Stage and three recording studios. As a student in the School of Performing Arts, you’ll have 24-hour access to the building in order to practice when it fits your schedule.
MSUM has a rich history as a prestigious teaching college, and continues to highly value educating teachers, who help us fulfill our purpose of transforming the world by transforming lives.
Joining one of MSUM’s 11 vocal and instrumental ensembles will broadly expand your performance repertoire and help you grow your skills as a performer. Music students have opportunities to perform in ensemble concerts, in chamber groups, and in solo recitals, including monthly department recitals.
The MSUM University Theatre Series includes several mainstage productions, two annual dance concerts and many student-directed and/or created pieces each year. The mainstage productions involve students from across campus who participate as performers and technicians.
Countless opportunities to collaborate across the School of Performing Arts, as well as within the School of Teaching and Learning, allow for enhanced learning and communication, giving you a well-rounded, versatile education.
MSUM’s School of Performing Arts offers a unique and wide selection of learning opportunities to give you a well-rounded educational experience. You will gain professional-level experiences participating in ensembles, theatre productions, organizations and conferences.