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,
Tara Faircloth,
opera director


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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.


NDSU Chamber Music Festival

The inaugural NDSU Chamber Music Festival will feature the talents of our piano studio as they study and perform with some of the region's top string performers. Sessions and concerts are free and open to the public.




Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes Announced

The NDSU Challey School of Music is proud to open the annual Fissinger Choral Composition Prizes. Due on June 1,2015, the prizes were established several years ago to honor choral composer Edwin Fissinger.


Weber Brings Statesmen to Bismarck

Presenting a concert highlighting a variety of themes in American choral music, the NDSU Statesmen performed at the North Dakota Music Educator’s Association State Conference in Bismarck, ND. The Statesmen of NDSU performed under the direction of Michael Weber.


Patnode Invited to Perform at NASA Regional Conference

The North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) invited Matthew Patnode to perform at a regional concert at Drake University (Des Moines, IA). Patnode is frequently invited to perform at a variety of functions in addition to his regular performances at Studio 222 in Downtown Fargo and with Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome.

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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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