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Posted on September 14, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Glasrud Auditorium

Faculty members of the School of Performing Arts are presenting a Faculty Recital Thursday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall.

Performers are Terrie Manno, Kevin Priebe, Erynn Millard, David Ferreira, Tiana Grise, Earnest Lamb, Elise Nelson, Jenny Dufault, Stephen Sulich (Concordia College faculty member performing as a guest), Kevin Zepper (MSUM English faculty member performing as a guest), Tom Strait, Michael Krajewski and Allen Carter. The performance is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required.  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 →

FM Opera Young Artist Program brings four vocalists to MSUM stage

Posted on February 27, 2014

Four singers embarking on vocal performance careers perform on the Glasrud Auditorium stage in Weld Hall on the Minnesota State University Moorhead campus Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Fargo-Moorhead Opera chose the four singers at national auditions that took place in New York last November. The FMO began its Young Artist Program in 2013 with the primary financial support of Gate City Bank, with additional assistance from Karen Stoker and Anda Properties.

The goal of the FMO Young Artist Program is to provide additional training and performance experience to young artists, guided by FMO’s guest artists, stage directors and the FM Opera General Director, David Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty voice recital Oct. 19

Posted on October 11, 2013

There will be a faculty voice recital Oct. 19 at 7:30 in Gaede Theater. Please come and enjoy an evening of British and American Art song performed by Jenny Dufault (voice) and Sue Nagel (piano), with special guest Tiana Grise (flute). The event is free and open to the public. The evening will feature works by Britten, Copland, Grainger, Harbison, Tann, and Vaughan-Williams.

Music Department to present faculty recital Saturday night

Posted on September 20, 2013

Members of the MSUM Department of Music will combine their talents to present a Faculty Recital this Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Weld Hall (Glasrud Auditorium). The recital will feature performances by Elise Buffat-Nelson, Raychl Smith, Terrie Manno, Kevin Zepper, Sue Nagel, Tianna Grise, Jenny Dufault, Annette Richter, Kenyon Williams, Julie Adams, and Allen Carter. The concert will feature a variety of works for piano, voice, strings, winds, guitar, and percussion.

Dr. Jenny Dufault published in Journal of Singing

Posted on August 29, 2013

Dr. Jenny Dufault, Professor of Music, has been published in the Journal of Singing, the peer-reviewed, journal for the National Association of Teachers of Singing. The article is entitled “Practical Advice for the Voice Pedagogue” and can be found in the September/October 2013 issue, Volume 70, No.1. The purpose of the study was to determine how three exemplary voice teachers address specific voice pedagogy with their students and to find out what advice they have to share with other teachers and singers.

Music Department recital Feb. 21

Posted on February 14, 2013

A recital featuring members of the MSUM Music Department is set for Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. on the Gaede Stage in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. Performers are Tom Christianson, Andrew P. Clemenson, Kenyon Williams, Robin Allebach, Sue Nagel, Monte C. Grisé, Terrie Manno, Jenny Dufault, Michael Krajewski, Jennifer Tackling, Tim Nelson and Elise Buffat Nelson. A work for piano composed by faculty member Jeffrey Izzo will also be performed. The recital is free and open to the public.

Students of MSUM music teachers excel at voice auditions

Posted on May 23, 2012

Several MSUM students associated with MSUM and MSUM music teachers won awards at the North Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Auditions held March 31 at NDSU.

Rachel Levy, sophomore, placed second in the women’s sophomore division; Lora Boice, junior, placed second in the women’s junior division; Shane Iljana, freshman, was a finalist in the Men’s Musical Theatre division. All are MSUM music majors who study voice with MSUM music instructor Robin Allebach. Marcus Woodard, a musical theatre major, took first place in the adult non-professional division, and Jonathan Casey, a sophomore at Valley City State University, took first place in Men’s Musical Theatre. Woodard and Casey are also voice students of Allebach’s. Read the rest of this entry →

Night’s mystery and beauty explored

Posted on January 25, 2011

MSUM event features music, poetry, astronomy and drama

MSUM faculty and students from four academic departments come together to explore the night Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Glasrud Auditorium in Weld Hall.

The program interweaves readings of poetry with dramatic presentations, music performances and a star show, featuring images from the Hubble Space Telescope, and other observatories operated by NASA and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. MSUM’s departments of English, Astronomy, Music and Theatre collaborated to create the program. Performers include music faculty members Jenny Dufault and Sue Nagel, music students Joshua Ogaard and Georgianne Rowe, theatre faculty member Jennifer Tuttle, theatre students Nick Kaspari and Kelly Nelson, and pianist Olga Donner.

The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jenny Dufault at (218) 477-4607 or

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