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  • Music Composition Studies at MSUM

    The composition program at MSU Moorhead offers students opportunities to study with composers on staff, each with extremely diverse musical backgrounds. Students are taught traditional composition techniques and scoring, as well as the techniques of 20th Century composers.

    For more information concerning Composition Studies at MSU Moorhead, contact:

  • Carter, Allen
    School of Performing Arts

    Office: CA 140
    Phone: 218.477.4098
    Allen Carter has a diverse background as a composer, arranger, drummer, percussionist and educator. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music and Doctor of Arts degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. A member of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers and the Film Music Network, Dr. Carter’s work as a composer/arranger includes CBS Television’s Motown Records specials, the cable television series Humonos, the Tournament of Roses Parade, the Miss America pageant, commercials, and documentaries for the department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Allen's two CD's, "Gifts" and "Time On My Hands" have both received extensive critical acclaim and have found their way to the annual "Top 10" lists of several radio stations.