Welcome to the Division of Music
Come meet your new music family and realize your musical potential. Develop skills and friendships that will help you make a positive impact in your world.
MSU's Division of Music is completely invested in the success of our students. Our dedicated faculty provide challenging courses of study and performance opportunities that encourage students to achieve their highest musical and professional goals. Our students perform alongside an array of international, national and local professionals throughout the year. Western Plains Opera, the Minot Symphony Orchestra, Dakota Chamber Music, and guest artists and teachers provide an urban-connected awareness to our goal to "be seen, be heard." Our 5:1 music major to full-time faculty ratio and beautiful music facilities make it possible to give students the extra attention needed to grow exponentially. We not only make music together, we grow relationships that live long after graduation.
Here's what freshman music major Jasmine Spitzer has to say: Our students spend hours in class and rehearsal every day and still make time for practice, jobs, and homework. The expectations of a music degree are rigorous; however, the students in the department become your best friends and you eventually begin to view them as a family. There is always a group having a jam session, study group, or just hanging out. As a music student at Minot State, you can rest easy knowing that there will always be someone there if you need anything. It's like inheriting dozens of brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles. Whether it be a personal or musical struggle, you will be able to find someone to talk to and help you.
We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and endorsed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. We offer the BA in Music, the BS in Music Education, and a Musical Theatre Minor is in development! The Minot State Campus is within 5 minutes of the expanded international airport or the Amtrak Station. Explore our site and schedule a visit.
To schedule your scholarship audition, observe classes, tour the campus and visit with faculty, please contact us.
Kenneth Bowles, Music Division Chair
Phone: (701) 858-3185 or
1-800-777-0750, ext. 3185
Fax: (701) 858-3823
Division of Music
Minot State University
500 University Ave West
Minot, ND 58707