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Denis DiBlasio takes the stage with MSUM Jazz Ensemble tonight

Posted on March 27, 2015

Baritone saxophone and flute artist Denis DiBlasio takes the Glasrud Auditorium stage in Weld Hall Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m., backed by the MSUM Jazz Ensemble. Read the rest of this entry →

Percussion Ensemble Gets Dramatic

Posted on March 27, 2015

The MSUM Percussion Ensemble, inspired by  Broadway groups like “Stomp!” and “The Blue Man Group,”  presents a show called “Lights, Camera, Drum!” on Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. on the Hansen Theatre stage on then MSUM campus. Read the rest of this entry →

The Collaborations perform March 31

Posted on March 26, 2015

An MSUM student group called The Collaborations performs Tuesday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. The commercial ensemble is led by Dr. Michael J. Krajewski, Music. Read the rest of this entry →

Step Afrika dance group performing tonight

Posted on March 25, 2015

Step Afrika is a dance group coming to MSUM. They will be performing at Hansen Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday, March 25th. Tickets free for MSUM students and $2 for students K-12 and $5 for general admission. They are available on www.mnstate.edu/tickets. Read the rest of this entry →

Pianist Terrie Manno and Michael Dean to perform on campus March 23

Posted on March 10, 2015

Pianists Terrie Manno, Music, and Michael Dean, professor and coordinator of keyboard studies at Oklahoma Baptist University, perform together Monday, March 23, at 5 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Prominent saxophonist performs with MSUM students and faculty

Posted on March 09, 2015

Baritone saxophone and flute artist Denis DiBlasio takes the Glasrud Auditorium stage in Weld Hall Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. He’s backed by the MSUM Jazz Ensemble, directed by Tom Strait, professor of music at MSUM. Read the rest of this entry →

Pedrito Martinez Group workshop this afternoon

Posted on March 05, 2015

The Pedrito Martinez Group will present a workshop on Cuban jazz Thursday (March 5) at 4:30 p.m. in Hansen Theatre. The group performs at 7:30 p.m. in the same location. The workshop will include demonstrations and discussions on how Latin jazz is different than “conventional” jazz. Read the rest of this entry →

Afro-Cuban conga drummer to shake the stage

Posted on March 03, 2015

GRAMMY-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group features up-beat Afro-Cuban Music

The timing is terrific! Cuba and the United States are “speaking” again. Doesn’t matter whether you think that’s good or bad, because The Pedrito Martinez Group has been in New York City since 2005 anyhow, selling out every performance and attracting musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name just a few. The group was nominated for best album in the Latin Jazz category of the 2015 GRAMMY awards, and Pedrito himself was just named the #1 percussionist of 2014 by Jazz Times Magazine!

Martinez and his band perform in Moorhead on Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. on the Hansen Theatre stage in MSUM’s Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Dr. Kenyon Williams to present, perform at Valley Worship Arts Conference

Posted on February 27, 2015

Dr. Kenyon Williams will present a percussion workshop at the Valley Worship Arts Conference this coming Saturday, Feb. Feb. 28th. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Wind Ensemble performs March 6

Posted on February 27, 2015

The MSUM Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Monte C. Grisé, Music, performs Friday, March 6, at 7:30 PM in Glasrud Auditorium, Weld Hall. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM’s Poco Fuego Steeldrum Quintet to Perform

Posted on February 25, 2015

The School of Performing Art’s popular community outreach steelband quintet, Poco Fuego, will be performing this evening at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School from 6-7pm. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper to perform poetry and music this Thursday

Posted on February 24, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper will present a free performance that combines Manno’s music and Zepper’s poetry in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus.  Read the rest of this entry →

Michael J. Krajewski, Music, presented in Minnesota and Texas last week

Posted on February 17, 2015

Michael J. Krajewski, Music, presented in Minnesota and Texas last week. At the Minnesota Music Educators Association conference in Minneapolis, Krajewski presented “Improvisation: Where to begin” and at the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio he presented “Developing Interactive Content for the iPad using iBooks Author.”

MSUM Profs Pair Music and Poetry

Posted on February 16, 2015

MSUM professors Terrie Manno and Kevin Zepper present a performance that combines Manno’s music and Zepper’s poetry on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in Fox Recital Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts on the MSUM campus. Read the rest of this entry →

Honors High School Percussion Ensemble to Perform Saturday

Posted on February 13, 2015

The MSUM Honors High School Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Kenyon Williams, will present a performance at MSUM this Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Great White Hallway of the Center of the Arts. Read the rest of this entry →

Area High School Students Selected for Honors Percussion Ensemble

Posted on February 09, 2015

Six students from the region were selected by audition to perform in the Minnesota State University Moorhead Honors Percussion Ensemble. Read the rest of this entry →

Afro-Cuban conga drummer to shake the stage

Posted on February 05, 2015

GRAMMY-nominated Pedrito Martinez Group features up-beat Afro-Cuban Music

 The timing is terrific! Cuba and the United States are “speaking” again. Doesn’t matter whether you think that’s good or bad, because The Pedrito Martinez Group has been in New York City since 2005 anyhow, selling out every performance and attracting musicians from all over the world, including, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Ruben Blades, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Steve Winwood and Taj Mahal, to name just a few. The group is also nominated for best album in the Latin Jazz category of the 2015 GRAMMY awards.

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Music alum’s life a mix of glamour and grit

Posted on January 29, 2015

Imagine an event where make-up artists wait in the restrooms to refresh your “look,” where champagne flows like water, where the entrances and exits of A-list celebrities are choreographed to the second by dead-serious backstage workers with “walkies,” and where Oprah Winfrey personally compliments you on your necklace.

Rachel Goers copyFor MSUM alum Rachael Goers, that was a night at work, albeit an extraordinary one. Goers, a 2013 graduate of the Music Industry program with an emphasis in business, works full-time for The Teahouse Company in Los Angeles. Teahouse represents and manages six different bands, hired out for special events. The event described above was the Golden Globes. The band hired to perform as guests arrived and entered the ballroom was one of Teahouse’s — the Black Canary String Band.

“It’s a surreal event,” says Goers of the Golden Globes. “Definitely glamorous.” Read the rest of this entry →

Michael J. Krajewski, Music, receives Dille Fund for Excellence grant

Posted on January 16, 2015
Michael J. Krajewski, Music, recently received a Dille Fund for Excellence grant for his proposal, “Developing Live Composition and Performance Techniques with Abelton Live.” Krajewski will present a public lecture/demonstration during the Fall 2015 semester.

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MSUM School of Performing Arts just completed its first international Study Abroad course – “World Music in Trinidad”

Posted on January 15, 2015

The MSUM School of Performing Arts just completed its first international Study Abroad course – “World Music in Trinidad.”  From Jan. 2 to 12, MSUM students traveled across the island with students from the University of Delaware.
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