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Division of Music
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The Division of Music offers a comprehensive strings curriculum. Students of both high and low stringed instruments are given the opportunity to study through weekly lessons with highly qualified professionals. Other opportunites for study include master-classes, chamber music ensembles, String Ensemble and performances with the Minot Symphony Orchestra. BSE students may choose to pursue either a Strings or Comprehensive teaching certificate. BA students may elect to pursue a Performance Option. Lessons are also available to music minors and non-majors.

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Each string student is encouraged to achieve a high quality of personal performance. MSU String Graduates are heard nationally and dominate the educational string programs in North Dakota.

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Performance opportunities:


Efrain AmayaEfrain Amaya
MM, Rice University, BM, Indiana University

Phone: (701) 858-3035



Jon RumneyDr. Jon Rumney, Professor
BM, MM, DMA, Eastman School of Music

Phone: (701) 858-3304



Eric AndersonDr. Erik Anderson, Professor of Music
BM and MM, University of Idaho, DMA, University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music

Office: Main 124
Phone: (701) 858-3576