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  • Music Education

    Minnesota State University Moorhead offers the Bachelor of Science in Music Education in preparation for teacher certification and a career as a music education specialist. Students choose a vocal-choral and/or an instrumental emphasis. Studies include preparation in a variety of music education approaches, including those of Zoltan Kodály and Carl Orff. There are excellent opportunities to observe and to teach with the many fine music education specialists in the elementary and secondary schools in the Fargo-Moorhead area. In addition, there are student chapters of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). The Northern Plains Kodály Chapter and the national headquarters of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) are based in Fargo.

    As part of their teacher preparation, students perform in the numerous choral and instrumental ensembles on campus. Music education workshops and service activities are available in the area as well.

    MSUM hosts an innovative Kodály Certification program during summer sessions for graduate students.

    If you have any questions concerning Music Education studies at MSU Moorhead, please contact:

  • Dufault, Jenny
    School of Performing Arts

    Office: CA 110
    Phone: 218.477.2101
    Email: dufault@mnstate.edu

    Dr. Jenny Dufault is a Professor who has taught applied voice, voice class, vocal pedagogy, song literature, opera workshop, and opera literature at Minnesota State University Moorhead for over a decade. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music from SUNY Potsdam--the Crane School of Music. She has also completed graduate work at both Boston University and Indiana University. Prior to coming to MSUM, she worked with children and children’s voices for over fifteen years: this included teaching music in the St. Paul Public Schools and in the public schools of Maynard, MA.

  • Tesch, Catherine
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Performing Arts

    Office: CA 105
    Phone: 218.477.4095
    Email: teschca@mnstate.edu


  • Williams, Kenyon
    School of Performing Arts

    Office: CA 102E
    Phone: 218.477.4610
    Email: willdrum@mnstate.edu
    Applied Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, World Music