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!
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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 →
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
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 →
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 →
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.
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 email@example.com or 218.477.4610 to find out how. Deadline to register for the trip is October 1.
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 →
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 →
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 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.firstname.lastname@example.org, or (218) 477-4092.
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 →
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 email@example.com. Come find out about this first-ever MSUM travel-abroad offering! Read the rest of this entry →
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 →
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.477.4610. Read the rest of this entry →
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 →
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 →
Having just received the recording of his commissioned piece “Unbridled Joy” on the CD “Collaborations” by trombonist Nat Dickey, Associate Professor of Music Allen Carter has been contacted by Italian trumpet virtuoso Andrea Tofanelli to write a piece that will be premiered at the upcoming International Trumpet Guild conference in May of 2015. This will be the third composition/arrangement Dr. Carter has done for Mr. Tofanelli, the first two appearing on Andrea’s CD entitled “Flamingo”.
Dr. Tiana Grise, instructor of flute at MSUM, will present a Faculty Recital on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 pm in Fox Recital Hall. She will be joined by fellow MSUM faculty member Dr. Terrie Manno, piano as well as Stephen Sulich, piano, Tom Christianson, percussion and Erika Tomten, flute. They will perform an engaging program including works by J.S. Bach, Elliot Carter, and Robert Beaser.
Please call 218.477.2124 for more information.
Music students Matthew Tinjum (Jazz Studies) and Joel Kingsley (Music Industry), performed with the Dan Brekke Band, which opened for the Eli Young Band at a recent performance at The Hub in Fargo. Tinjum played drums, and Kingsley played bass.