MSUM Music Special—A unique offering to Midwest students

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 […]

Bassist, composer Anthony Cox at MSUM April 1

Prominent Minneapolis bassist and composer Anthony Cox will be at MSUM Friday, April 1 for a master-class, convocation and a concert. He has recorded with Dewey Redman, Geri Allen, Arthur Blythe, Mike Cain, Uri Caine and many others. EVENTS FRIDAY, APRIL 1st Music Industry Convocation 11:30 a.m. * Center for the Arts 100 (Band-room) Free and open to the public

Jazz man Willie Akins at MSUM Feb. 10-11

Willie Akins is coming to MSUM for convocations, concerts and master-classes February 10-11. Akins has been a mentor and mainstay of the St. Louis jazz scene since his return from New York in the early 1970s, coming off engagements with Roy Haynes, Jack McDuff and McCoy Tyner. Band members include drummer Montez Coleman (of the Roy Hargrove group since 2007), […]

MSUM Jazz Ensemble, Tri-College Combos win awards at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival

MSUM Jazz groups had a successful trip to the 2010 Eau Jazz Festival this past weekend taking four out of seven awards possible. MSUM Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Allen Carter, received third place; Tri-College Combo II, under the direction of Simon Rowe, received second place; Tri-College Combo I, under the direction of Nick Fryer, received first place and an award for “Best Soloist” going to Chris Schuster (NDSU). Don’t miss the now award-winning MSUM Jazz Ensemble this Thursday, April 22 with Jazz Trumpeter Marvin Stamm at 7:30 p.m. in the Hansen Theatre.

International jazz, recording artist at MSUM March 4-5

reg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer, will conduct a masterclass and clinics when he visits MSUM Thursday and Friday, March 4-5. He will present a music business clinic at 3 p.m. Thursday; a jazz and saxophone clinic at 9:30 a.m. Friday; and a convocation and master-class at 3 p.m. Friday, all in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall. These events are free and open to the public. At 8 p.m. Friday he will perform with The Simon Rowe Trio at Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Tickets for that performance are $5 students and $10 adults. For more information on Studio 222 and The Simon Rowe Trio, go to Click headline for more information.