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.
Jenny Dufault and Stephen Sulich present Out of Darkness recital Oct. 1.Saturday, Oct. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall | Watch live Jenny Dufault and Stephen Sulich will present a voice recital titled “Out of Darkness” on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in MSUM’s Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall. The multi-media voice recital will include songs about the night along with beautiful images […]
Kenyon Williams Faculty Percussion Recital Sunday, 7:30pm in Fox!Join Dr. Kenyon Williams and guest artists Amy Mercer, Tom Strait, Doug Neil, David Ferreira, Eric Martins, Tom Christianson, and Aiden Williams in “Eclectic: a faculty percussion recital” on Sunday, Sept. 18th in Fox Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event will feature percussion instruments and musical genres from around the world! For tickets, visit, www.mnstate.edu/tickets
SPA Music Faculty Joint RecitalCombined faculty from the MSUM School of Performing Arts will present a joint faculty recital this Friday, Sept. 16th at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall. Faculty performers will include Amy Mercer, Ben Druffel, Michael Johnson, Jenny Dufault, Jean Hellner and Kenyon Williams. Tickets are FREE for MSUM students, faculty and staff and can be found at www.mnstate.edu/tickets.
Lynx Lynx Scandinavian Music DuoThe “Lynx Lynx” Scandinavian music duo will perform Tuesday evening in Weld Hall at 7:30pm. Come enjoy a night of traditional and new works performed by two talented artists! Tickets are FREE for MSUM students, faculty, and staff, but must be claimed through www.mnstate.edu/tickets.
Lynx Lynx Duo to perform and host a masterclass at MSUMLynx Lynx Duo, a Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo, will be performing and hosting a Hardanger fiddle masterclass at MSUM on Tuesday, September 13. The Scandinavian duo Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg join forces to bring original and traditional Nordic fiddle tunes to the Midwest. Ahlberg is a multi-instrumentalist from Sweden. He regularly plays and performs music from both the United […]
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.