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.
Faculty RecitalTuesday, September 17, 7:30 pm, Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Trumpeter/Composer Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. After taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he lit out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He's been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Marc Copland.
Alessi has recorded nine albums of original compositions which draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical music. He currently records for the ECM record label including his 2016 release “Quiver.” In 2018, he released a new This Against That record on the label. As an educator, Ralph is an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at University of Nevada-Reno as well as the director of the School for Improvisational Music.
“Alessi has drop-dead trumpet chops and his music is as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets...” - Jazz Times
Alone/Together: Kenyon Williams and Friends Faculty Percussion RecitalWednesday, October 9, 7:30 pm, Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Wind Ensemble ConcertThursday, October 10, 7:30 pm, Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Choir ConcertFriday, October 25, 7:30 pm, Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall
Kim – Grisé – Lamb TrioTuesday, October 29, 7:30 pm, Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Percussion EnsembleFriday, November 1, 7:30 pm, Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
Jazz EnsembleMonday, November 4, 7:30 pm, Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall
Commercial Ensemble and Guitar EnsembleTuesday, November 6, 7:30 pm, Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall
Music Theatre Ensemble with Solfire (Vocal Jazz)Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm, Gaede Stage, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
String EnsembleSunday, December 8, 4:00 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead
President’s Winter Celebration of the ArtsFriday, December 6, 7:30 pm, Hansen Theatre, Roland Dille Center for the Arts
The MSUM University Theatre Series includes several main stage productions, two annual dance concerts and many student-directed and/or created pieces each year. The main stage productions involve students from across campus who participate as performers and technicians.
Charlotte, a gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion, pledges to save Wilbur, a young pig. Based off of E. B. White’s classic children’s novel, this play weaves a tale of friendship.Directed by Patrick Carriere
Public Performances: November 23School Performances: November 14-22Hansen Theatre
After ten long years of war, the great city of Troy has fallen. Only the mothers, wives, and daughters of these slaughtered warriors survive. Nothing worse can befall them. Then it does, blow after blow. Their previous lives in ruins, the women find unimagined resources in each other and themselves. The Trojan Women is a thousands-year-old tale of courage, resilience, and hope in the face of utter devastation.Directed by Patrick Carriere
February 26-29Gaede Stage
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable.Directed by Craig A. Ellingson
April 15-18Gaede Stage