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Division of Music

Welcome to the Division of Music

In keeping with the university mission, the MSU Division of Music is first and foremost dedicated to the success of all students, to engaged and life-long learning, to the advancement of knowledge, service and to the development of student character. We seek to provide courses of study and performance opportunities that foster aesthetic, technical and intellectual development for the performer and teacher alike.

The Division of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and endorsed by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. With 18 highly qualified music faculty members, we offer a comprehensive and personalized curriculum for all students.

Activities throughout the academic year place our students side by side with an array of international, national and local professionals. Partnerships such as the Western Plains Opera, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, the Dakota Chamber Music, IBLA Artists in Residence, along with numerous guest artists and teachers provide an urban-connected awareness to our goal to “be seen, be heard”. 


2015 NW Festival scheduled for Nov. 6 and 7


Be a part of the Music Scholarship Auditions, Contact the Division of Music Office to schedule an audition time or download and submit the
Scholarship Application Form
Freshmen and Transfer Theory Practice Exam [pdf]

The MSU Division of Music also hosts:

» Northwest International Festival of Music
» The Minot Symphony Orchestra
» Western Plains Opera Company
» Dakota Chamber Music

Contact Us:

KB Dr. Kenneth Bowles
Chair, Division of Music
Phone: (701) 858-3190
Cheryl Kremer
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (701) 858-3185

Visit the MSU Division of Music
Visit the Minot State University Campus by calling the Division of Music Office for an appointment. Visit classes, take a tour, be our guest.

500 University West
Minot, ND 58707
Phone:(701) 858-3185 or 1-800-777-0750
Fax: (701) 858-3823