By Jeannette Madden
Contributing Writer, High Plains Reader

Minnesota State University Moorhead is unique in offering an exceptional Music Industry program to students in the upper Midwest. The emphasis is on music, audio, business and liberal studies, and while taking an impressive group of courses and private instruction, students have the chance to explore a wide range of performance possibilities in a variety of musical styles.

The Music Industry program offers degrees in the following areas: Music Business: including courses in Accounting, Management and Marketing; Digital Audio/Imaging: including courses in Graphic Communication (web design, multimedia, etc.); and Film/Video: including courses in television and film production.

Now in its third year of a reshaped Music Industry curriculum, MSUM Music Program Professors Simon Rowe and Ryan Jackson have observed steady improvement in the amount of quality activity among the students. Highlights of the past year include the release of Dragon Tracks XV, featuring tracks composed, performed and produced by MSUM students. The selections on this CD run the gamut from Haydn to Heavy Metal. The student team “Dragon Sound” continues to move out into the community under the mentorship of Professor Jackson and Todd Wawers, their new adjunct instructor in Live Sound.

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