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,


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Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres Named Fissinger Choral Competition Winner

The NDSU Challey School of Music is pleased to announce Paul Ayres of the United Kingdom as the 2014 recipient of the Edwin Fissinger Choral Competition Prize. His piece was selected by a distinguished jury that includes Dale Warland (Dale Warland Singers), Allan Petker (Pavane Publishing), and NDSU Choral faculty.

Tyler Wottrich

Challey School of Music Welcomes Wottrich

The NDSU Challey School of Music is pleased to welcome pianist Tyler Wottrich to the faculty. Having performed with ensembles throughout the world, Wottrich's passion is for collaborative piano, a graduate program he will be developing at NDSU that focuses on the partnership between piano accompanist and the singer.

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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