School of Performing Arts Events

The School of Performing Arts offers many opportunities to attend live music and theatre performances each year. Every year the school sponsors exceptional student performances, nationally recognized visiting artists and several community outreach events. Check out the performance schedule and get your tickets online.

The School of Performing Arts offers many opportunities to attend live music performances each year. You can get your tickets online.

October

Jasmine Fripp, "The Passionate Black Educator"
Friday, October 23, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Zoom | Meeting ID: 657 283 8660 | Passcode: 3737
The School of Performing Arts will present a special guest lecturer Zoom session with Jasmine Fripp, “The Passionate Black Educator,” in Weld Hall on Friday, October 23 at noon. Ms. Fripp, a public-school choral educator in Tennessee, caused a stir this past summer when her essay “With Love: Letters to my Fellow White Colleagues” went viral online. Come to the session ready to discuss the important issues of race, music, and education this coming Friday. If you are unable to attend in person, please join us via Zoom.

Commercial Ensemble Concert
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
*Streamed performance only

November

Mr. Koopmann Presentation
Monday, November 2, 2020 | 4:30 p.m.
MSUM's chapter of The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) invites all music students to a presentation by Mr. John Koopmann as he discusses performing, educating, and live concerts. Mr. Koopmann is the Principal Trumpet of the Minnesota Opera and a former middle and high school educator. The presentation takes place over Zoom. Mr. Koopmann will also take questions. The event is set for Monday, November 2 at 4:30 pm. The link will be sent out by email closer to the date. If you have any questions about the event, or have questions to ask our panelist, please email Brian Sterriker, president of MSUM's NAfME chapter, at brian.sterriker@go.mnstate.edu.

Jazz Ensemble Concert
Monday, November 2, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Live performance (and streamed) Hansen Theatre

Wind Ensemble Concert
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Live performance (and streamed) Hansen Theatre

Tanner Tweet Senior Recital
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 2:30 p.m.
Streaming

MSUM PANdemic Percussion Explosion
Saturday, November 7, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Live performance (and streamed) Hansen Theatre

Guitar Ensemble Concert
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Live performance (and streamed) Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall

Seth Keene, Senior Voice Recital
Saturday, November 21, 2020 | 2:30 pm
Streaming

Samuel Wisenden, Senior Voice Recital
Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 1 p.m.
Streaming

Brandon Noffze Senior Recital
Sunday, November 22, 2020 | 4 p.m.
Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Streaming

December

Choir Concert
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Virtual performance streamed on Facebook

Unsilent Night | Caroling for the Digital Age!
Tuesday, December 5, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
Starting at Island Park Gazebo in Fargo
Due to MSUM's Campus Safety Level moving from YELLOW to ORANGE, this event has been canceled.
Join the MSUM School of Performing Arts as we bring back to Fargo the safe, socially-distanced music-making avant-garde outdoor performance event--Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night". This gorgeous new-music event features interactive, haunting soundscapes played on portable sound devices, carried through the streets all around the world by "audience" members...from Brussels to London, from New York to Fargo! How to participate?
1. Bring your cellphone, and IF POSSIBLE, a portable Blutooth speaker.
2. Download the "Unsilent Night" app (available for iOS and Android).
3. Join us downtown! It's that easy!
You'll "perform" one of 4 randomly chosen audio tracks that, when weaved together with the rest of the performers, "immerses the listener in suspended wonderment" (The New York Times). We'll begin at the Island Park Gazebo in Fargo and process gradually through downtown Fargo. The entire event will be 45 minutes long. Performed with permission granted from Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night. Copyright © 1992 by Phil Kline. Recording available on Cantaloupe Music at www.cantaloupemusic.com. For even more info, visit www.unsilentnight.com.

Winter Celebration of the Arts
Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Even though we cannot come together this Holiday season as we have in years past, the MSUM School of Performing Arts has continued to grow, thrive, and create powerful performances for both virtual and live audiences. As a result, we are excited to share with you our virtual Winter Celebration of the Arts performance! This unique concert montage video highlights select musical ensemble, studio, and theatrical performances from the Fall 2020 semester. Thank you for your continued support of the performing arts at MSUM, and enjoy the show!
Stream Video

Four Children’s Theatre Productions
Super Happy Awesome News
The Water Gun
Nothing Rhymes with Juneteenth
Black Flag

November 16-20, Time TBA

Live Zoom performance (Virtual audience only. A Zoom link will be provided with purchase of a ticket. The link to join the performance will be emailed to all ticket holders that evening, approximately 1 hour before curtain.)


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Six Years Old
Sunday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.

By: Daphne Silbiger
Adalaide is six years old, and she knows a few things: Her stupid babysitter Kim is stupid, her younger brother Dewey is a naked mole rat, and she does NOT like being treated like a girl. Though Kim takes Adalaide’s frustrations seriously and tries to offer support, Adalaide’s family and peers discourage her, leaving her to seek out dangerous measures in order to transform into who she was born to be (her hero, Han Solo). SIX YEARS OLD is a comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.

Live Zoom performance (Virtual audience only. A Zoom link will be provided with purchase of a ticket. The link to join the performance will be emailed to all ticket holders that evening, approximately 1 hour before curtain.)

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