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.
On Wednesday, March 5, saxophonist Steve Cole will present two master classes at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall. That evening at 7:30 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall, Cole will present a concert featuring MSUM jazz faculty Tom Strait, Allen Carter, Doug Neil, and Michael J. Krajewski. MSUM student, Chad Hanson will [...]
Dr. Michael J. Krajewski, Music, presented a lecture entitled “Developing Interactive Course Material” at the regional Technology In Music Education (TI:ME) and Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) conference in Columbus, Ohio in February 2014.
Andrina Brogden was a freshman music industry major here in the fall. By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM www.inforum.com/event/article A 19-year-old West Fargo woman advanced to another round Wednesday night on her quest to be the next American Idol. Andrina Brogden was voted into the top 15 female finalists by celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban [...]
By: Heidi Shaffer, INFORUM www.inforum.com/event/article FARGO – A couple of classmates will be battling it out onstage for the title of Fargo Star 2014. Kennedy Kiser and Jenna Wawers, who met in a music class this semester at Minnesota State University Moorhead, move on to the finals after our second week of online voting. Wawers [...]