background image
News @ Minnesota State University Moorhead

Archive for the ‘Music’


MSUM Choirs presenting fall choral concert Tuesday, Nov. 4

Posted on October 31, 2014

On Tuesday evening, November 4th, the MSUM Choirs will present their fall choral concert, Reflections. The concert will feature Festival Men’s Choir, Festival Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir. Ensembles will perform the music of W. A. Mozart, William Byrd, Aaron Copland, Joshua Rist, Andre Thomas, Rollo Dilworth, and others. The choral ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Erynn Millard. Tickets may be purchased through MSUM’s ticketing system. Admission is free for MSUM students; however, students must still obtain a ticket through the ticketing system.

Vocal jazz expert performs and lectures during three-day residency

Posted on October 31, 2014

Jazz vocalist and music educator Connaitre Miller comes to MSUM to perform and speak about careers in both teaching and performance. She will also coach MSUM voice and choral students.

Miller performs Thursday, Nov. 13, with MSUM’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble on the Gaede Stage at 7:30 p.m. She performs again with the MSUM Faculty Jazz Ensemble at Studio 222 in downtown Fargo on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Scholarship luncheon honors student achievements

Posted on October 30, 2014

The Alumni Foundation and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship host the third annual Scholarship Luncheon Friday, Nov. 7 in the CMU Ballroom. The scholarship luncheon celebrates the achievements of MSUM students and provides scholarship recipients an opportunity to meet donors who have greatly impacted their lives through their generosity and dedication to student success.

“This scholarship has allowed me to really immerse myself in the college experience without having to worry so much about money,” said freshman music industry major Rebecca Garvey. Read the rest of this entry →

On the fence about attending the Julie Fowlis concert Thursday? Watch this video

Posted on October 22, 2014

Are you on the fence about attending the Julie Fowlis concert Thursday? Watch this. It’s like a mini-vacation to Scotland. Get your ticket before all the good ones are gone! Get your ticket at mnstate.edu/tickets, or call (218) 477-2178, or stop by the MSUM Box Office today through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. OR buy at the door if there are any left!

MSUM’s Fuego Tropical Partners with The Learning Bank to Present Children’s Concerts this Week

Posted on October 20, 2014

MSUM’s Fuego Tropical has been asked to partner with The Learning Bank, a non-profit collaboration between the West Fargo, Fargo, and Moorhead School Districts that provides a one-of-a-kind performing arts experience annually for nearly 11,000 kindergarten through sixth grade students. As a result of this community partnership, Fuego will present six 40-minute long children’s performances this Monday and Tuesday in MSUM’S Hansen Auditorium for over 2,000 first and second-grade students at 9:10am, 10:30am, and 1:00pm. The performances are sponsored by the Alex Stern Foundation, the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation, the Arts Partnership, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Internships and Impressions

Posted on October 09, 2014

Student involvement leads to jobs post-graduation
By Danielle Rebel | Marketing Intern

Many graduates and students agree classroom learning can only take you so far. In order to get the job of your dreams after graduation, it takes more than dedication to your studies. It takes the motivation to seek real-world experience through internships and campus involvement.

“There’s only so much you can learn in the classroom, and the skills employers really want you to have you learn in jobs and real-world opportunities,” said Theresa Boyle,  a 2014 graphic design and music industry graduate. “The sooner you get involved and start doing these things, the sooner you know what you are interested in.”

Boyle knows firsthand the importance of getting involved early. She recently accepted a position as director of creative and marketing with Bass/Schuler Entertainment, a college-booking agency in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry →

Freshman Music Industry major to tour Europe next summer for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour

Posted on October 07, 2014

Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program. Read the rest of this entry →

‘Brave’ singer comes to MSUM’s Hansen Theatre

Posted on October 07, 2014

Julie Fowlis and her Scottish band perform Gaelic music

Julie Fowlis sang the hit song “Touch the Sky” for the blockbuster 3-D Disney hit Brave a few years ago. It’s an inspiring, beautiful song, but when Fowlis performs at MSUM Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m., she’ll focus on music that inspired Scotland’s Parliament to name her the nation’s Gaelic Ambassador.

Fowlis, raised on North Uist in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, has been a standard bearer for Gaelic music and culture over the course of a solo career which has spanned three award-winning studio albums and numerous highly acclaimed projects and collaborations. She won Gaelic Singer of the Year and Album of the Year (on two occasions) at the Scots Trad Music Awards, plus several other major accolades, including Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Read the rest of this entry →

Music Industry student nominated for European music tour

Posted on September 30, 2014

Freshman Music Industry student Michael Eback Gant was nominated for the Northern Ambassador European Music Tour for the summer of 2015. Gant, a bass vocalist, will tour England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy, and Germany, a tour that normally costs participants $7,000. Gant’s costs will be completely covered by the program.

 

Final Trinidad abroad interest meeting tonight

Posted on September 29, 2014

Which is better: Fargo in January, or the Caribbean ANYTIME? Find out about MSUM’s first-ever Trinidad Abroad program, Jan. 2nd-12th, TONIGHT (Monday, Sept. 29th) in the CMU Comstock Room (near the Pizza Hut) at 7 p.m. This is your LAST CHANCE to find out about the LASC course attached with the trip, costs, and all the things you’ll learn while spending a week and half in the Caribbean this winter. Can’t make the meeting but would like to be a part of the experience? Contact Dr. Kenyon Williams at willdrum@mnstate.edu or 218.477.4610 to find out how. Deadline to register for the trip is October 1.

LAST CHANCE meeting to find out about Trinidad Abroad!

Posted on September 26, 2014

The final meeting to find out about MSUM’s “Trinidad Abroad” course this Jan. 2nd-12th will take place on Monday, Sept. 29th, at 7pm in the CMU Ballroom Comstock Room (near the Pizza Hut). Come find out about the LASC level 8 Global Perspectives “World Music” course you’ll satisfy, planned activities while in Trinidad, costs, and of course: discuss how great it will be to be in the Caribbean rather than Moorhead in January! Curious and/or committed students are welcome to attend! Read the rest of this entry →

Final “Trinidad Abroad” trip information meeting next Monday evening!

Posted on September 24, 2014

Come find out how to be a part of the “Trinidad Abroad” experience! Our final information meeting (open to the committed, the curious, or anyone who’d like to find out about the trip) is being held in the CMU Student Center Comstock Ballroom (near the Pizza Hut on the 1st floor) Monday, Sept. 29th at 7pm. Discover this amazing opportunity to take a LASC 8 “Global Perspectives” (MUS 316 World Music) while abroad Jan. 2nd-12th! Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM School of Performing Arts Music Faculty Present Recital

Posted on September 19, 2014

Music faculty members from the School of Performing Arts will present a joint recital this coming Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall. The concert will feature performances by Maisi Pedersen, Amy Merser, Terrie Manno, Kevin Zepper, Jenny Dufault, Tiana Grisé, Kenyon Williams, Tom Strait, and David Ferreria Admission is free. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts hosting three Jazz Jams

Posted on September 19, 2014

MSUM’s School of Performing Arts is hosting three Jazz Jams at Red Raven Espresso Parlor, starting Sunday, Sept. 21, and repeating Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. All jams start at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. The November jam is MSUM Vocal Jazz Solo Night, with a jam session after. All jams are free. Performers must sign up at 6:30 p.m. the night of the Jam at the Parlor, located at 916 Main Avenue in Fargo. For more information, contact Mike Krajewski at Michael.krajewski@mnstate.edu, or (218) 477-4092.

Three MSUM students perform with Dan Brekke Band

Posted on September 17, 2014

Matthew Tinjum (Jazz Studies) Joel Kingsley (Music Industry) and Brady Odegaard (Music Industry)  performed with the Dan Brekke Band last weekend, and opened for the Jon Pardi group at the Hub in Fargo. Jon Pardi is known for his chart topping hit “Up All Night.” Read the rest of this entry →

Trinidad Trip Abroad Information Session this evening

Posted on September 17, 2014

All students interested in being a part of the Trinidad Travel Abroad program this coming January 2nd-12th should come to a meeting this evening, Wednesday, Sept. 17th, at 7 p.m. in Center for the Arts room 144. Students who cannot attend but who would like to find out more should email Dr. Kenyon Williams willdrum@mnstate.edu. Come find out about this first-ever MSUM travel-abroad offering! Read the rest of this entry →

Singer joins Turtle Island Quartet for eclectic performance

Posted on September 16, 2014

Quartet members will also work with student musicians

The Turtle Island Quartet performed to a sold-out hall the last time they were in town, so if you’re eager to hear the two-time-GRAMMY-winners again, get your tickets soon – there are only 330 tickets available. The addition of smooth voiced-Nellie McKay will make the ticket even hotter, and the stuff the musicians are performing will surprise you. They’re on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Trinidad Abroad Information Meeting Wednesday Evening

Posted on September 15, 2014

Come find out about the first ever Trinidad Abroad session being offered this January 2nd-12th through the MSUM School of Performing Arts! An information meeting will be held in Center for the Arts room 144 at 7pm on Wednesday, Sept. 17th. Participants will discuss costs, registration, the travel abroad experience, and course expectations for completing MUS 316 “World Music” (a LASC Level 8: Global Perspectives course) while on the trip. Students who cannot make the information session but would like to find out more should contact Dr. Kenyon Williams at willdrum@mnstate.edu or 218.477.4610. Read the rest of this entry →

Trinidad Study Abroad Trip Information Meeting Next Wednesday

Posted on September 11, 2014

Already sick of the thought of being in Fargo/Moorhead in January? Study abroad this winter in Trinidad, the land of calypso, steel bands, and beaches! Jan. 2nd-12th, MSUM is pleased to offer MUS 316 “World Music” (a LASC Area 8 “Global Perspectives” course) in Trinidad. The course will entail visits to museums, steel drum pan yards, lectures, hands-on music making, and 10 hours of additional online coursework that can be completed during the spring semester. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Percussionists Study with World Renown Gamelan Instructor

Posted on September 11, 2014

The MSUM Percussion Studio, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, recently completed their annual fall retreat at Buffalo River State Park along with a special guest artist, Joko Sutrisno. Mr. Sutrisno, one of the foremost Indonesian gamelan instructors in the United States, worked for two days with the students in beautiful weather on the state park campgrounds as the students learned about the music and instruments of Indonesia while performing on MSUM’s own Kyai Madu Murni gamelan. Read the rest of this entry →

  • Navigation

  • Categories

  • Subscriptions

  • RSS Feeds

  • Archives

↑ Top