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

Brian Torff,

Larry McWilliams,

David Milne,

Rex Richardson,

Boston Brass

Phillip Rukavina,
Carol Wincenc,


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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.




Handel's Messiah to be presented in Minneapolis

To continue our success in reaching alumni in the Minneapolis area, the NDSU Challey School of Music is pleased to present Handel's Messiah at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral on December 6 at 7:30 PM. Over 200 choral students and the Baroque Festival Orchestra will present this majestic oratorio.

The performance will also take place in Fargo on December 14 at 2 PM.


Madrigal Dinners Celebrates 40 Years!

Forty years ago NDSU Music began a popular holiday tradition, the Madrigal Dinners. This festive evening features the Madrigal Singers, conducted by Dr. Michael Weber, in addition to fun skits, delicious food, and beautiful holiday tunes.

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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