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Minot State University is an exceptional place to explore, express and expand your musical interests and abilities.
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Whether you choose to teach, perform or prepare for advanced studies, MSU will prepare you to pursue your chosen musical path. The Division of Music offers a comprehensive program and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our students have opportunities to perform with the Minot Symphony, the Western Plains Opera, and a host of other community and campus organizations. Led by a nationally acclaimed Music Faculty, students can pursue private instruction and participate in ensembles ranging from chamber music to the MSU Marching Band.

Areas of Study
We offer comprehensive and personalized curriculum in five areas:

Accredited options include:

Depending on your major, you will study:

You will participate in:

All students present a senior recital. Music Education majors student teach.

Course Catalog

Performance opportunities
Students perform with each other and alongside MSU faculty members, regional musicians and with international guest artists in large and small ensembles including:

Each year the Division of Music awards numerous scholarships to Music Majors, Minors and participants alike. Students may audition for any of the awards by calling the Division of Music Office. All awards are competitive and may be renewed for up to five years.

Employment Outlook
Minot State University has an excellent history of working graduates. Music Education has a virtually 100% employment record for those who have sought to teach after graduation. Numerous other graduates have gone on to pursue higher degrees and professional engagements. Employment of musicians and music teachers is expected to grow about as fast as the national average for all occupations.

Our concert hall
Our premiere performance facility is Ann Nicole Nelson Hall. Architecturally stunning, technologically state-of-the- art, many consider the 920-seat auditorium the finest performance hall in the state.

Our festivals
The Division of Music has an active outreach program and sponsors two annual festivals:

Our faculty
Our faculty members are dedicated educators and active performing artists who bring extensive professional experience to their teaching.

Our college
The College of Arts and Sciences provides fundamental liberal arts education for all MSU students, giving students the knowledge, skills and values to help them think critically and creatively.

To learn more, visit our Music Department web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Dr. Ken Bowles, Chair
Division of Music
Phone: 701-858-3185 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3185