Challey School of Music

The Challey School of Music offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees—to prepare the next generation of music professionals. We invite you to explore these pages and view our Performing Arts Calendar.


Guest Artists

Thomas Bacon

Greg Gatien

Jocelyn Hagen

Daniel Gilbert

Donna Lee

Christopher Parkening

Thomas Bacon,

Greg Gatien,

Jocelyn Hagen,

Daniel Gilbert,

Donna Lee,

Christopher Parkening,

Brian Torff Larry McWilliams David Milne Rex Richardson Boston Brass

Brian Torff,

Larry McWilliams,

David Milne,

Rex Richardson,

Boston Brass

Phillip Rukavina Carol WIncence Catherine Gregory Dean McNeill Jonathan Cohen  
Phillip Rukavina,
Carol Wincenc,
Catherine Gregory,
Dean McNeill,
Jonathan Cohen,


NDSU Challey School of Music Admissions

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NDSU Choral Symposium: Contemporary Composition in America

This three day symposium in October 2015 will featured noted composer Eric Whitacre as well as Cantus, a Twin Cities based ensemble that has performed throughout the world. Composers, students, educators and more are invited to attend.




Wottrich Performs on Chicago's WFMT

Newly appointed piano faculty member Tyler Wottrich will perform with New York-based flutist Catherine Gregory as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series. This event will be streamed live from the Chicago Cultural Center.


Lemieux-Wottrich Selected for FM Opera

French Canadian lyric coloratura Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich, who is an adjunct lecturer of voice at the NDSU Challey School of Music, has been selected to portray Marie, the lead female role in the upcoming FM Opera production of The Daughter of the Regiment.

Robert and Sheila Challey

Inaugural Concert of Challey Challey School of Music

Due to the generousity of Robert and Sheila Challey, we are excited to announce the NDSU Challey Challey School of Music! We will begin the celebration with an Inaugural Concert featuring the world-renowned Boston Brass on October 8.

The NDSU Challey Challey School of Music was established fall 2014 to commemorate the Robert and Sheila Challey family.

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The NDSU Challey School of Music provides academic programs and artistic performances that serve our students through professional preparation and fine arts enrichment, that serve our faculty and staff through professional career achievement and satisfaction, and that serve the greater university community through the excellence of our widespread endeavors.


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