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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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Lines&Notes Performs at International Conference

Posted on January 14, 2015

Terrie Manno (School of Performing Arts) and Kevin Zepper (English) presented their collaborative exhibition of poetry and music (Lines&Notes) at the Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education in Honolulu on January 4, 2015.

Founders Scholarship recipient shows the power of perseverance

Posted on January 12, 2015

By Brittany Dunnigan

Rebecca Garvey may be a freshman at Minnesota State University Moorhead, but life experiences have made her wise beyond her years. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM professor’s work combines music, digital images

Posted on December 23, 2014
In his 33 years as a Minnesota State University Moorhead music professor, Henry Gwiazda says he’s never had anyone swing by his office to interview him about his work.

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Jazz Combos perform tonight

Posted on December 09, 2014

MSUM School of Performing Arts presents a concert by the Jazz Combos on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Two combos directed by Max Jonk as well as the Guitar Ensemble directed by Dr. Michael J. Krajewski perform in Fox Recital Hall. Tickets available at mnstate.edu/tickets and at the door. Read the rest of this entry →

Senior Music Industry student acquires full-time job at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Posted on December 08, 2014

Senior Music Industry student Adam Lien landed a full-time job at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the MGM Park in Orlando, Fla., as an audio/entertainment technician. He graduates from MSUM this semester, and starts at Disney in late January. He expects to work on the “Fantasmic Show,” which features pyrotechnics, laser lights and a cast of 50 costumed performers singing Disney tunes along with classic animation projected onto walls of water. The show takes place in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, designed after the famous Hollywood Bowl.

Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno performing music and poetry tonight at 7 p.m.

Posted on December 03, 2014

Kevin Zepper and Terrie Manno will be performing tonight at 7 p.m. inside Stoker’s in the Hotel Donaldson. This event is free.

Lines&Notes is a collaborative exhibition with pianist Terrie Manno and poet Kevin Zepper. In some selections, poems become movements based on a theme. Other works are the realization of random words and musical phrases based on author William S. Burroughs cut-up method. Some of their work is specific to each audience: newspaper clippings from local and school papers and “lines” from the audience arranged into poetry. Each piece is the result of an interdisciplinary exploration. Read the rest of this entry →

The Collaboration, MSUM’s pop/rock ensemble, performing at Studio 222 Dec. 2

Posted on November 24, 2014

The MSUM School of Performing Arts presents The Collaboration, MSUM’s pop/rock ensemble, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at Studio 222 in downtown Fargo.

The Collaborations is a group of 10 MSUM Music Industry and Jazz Studies students, performing popular music from the 1960s to today.
Studio 222 is a popular jazz venue located at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for MSUM students. Tickets can be purchased at mnstate.edu/tickets or at the door.
For more information, contact Mike Krajewski at (218) 477-2101 or email him at michael.krajewski@mnstate.edu.

MSUM hosts Day of Percussion and Evening of Steel this Saturday

Posted on November 14, 2014

Event features notable guest artists from all over the world

Minnesota State University Moorhead will host the fifth biennial MSUM Day of Percussion this Saturday, Nov. 15, on the MSUM campus.

The Day of Percussion begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes concerts, clinics and events featuring five world-class artists, including Grammy-winning steel pan artist Andy Narell from Paris, France and drum set artist Mark Walker from Boston, MA. Read the rest of this entry →

Vocal jazz expert performs and lectures during three-day residency

Posted on November 12, 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 →

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.

 

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