The Challey School of Music performance organizations provide a high-quality musical experiences for all NDSU students. By participating in one or more of the various performance groups on campus, a student's college career can be greatly enhanced and lifelong friendships formed.

Auditions take place the first week of classes. Please contact the appropriate instructor for audition information.

Music participation opportunities include:

Ensemble Instructor Audition
Brass Chamber Ensembles Jeremy Brekke Yes
Cantemus (women's chorus) Charlette Moe No
Concert Choir Jo Ann Miller Yes

Gold Star Bands


Sigurd Johnson
Sigurd Johnson
Warren Olfert



Madrigal Singers Mike Weber Yes
NDSU Jazz Ensembles Kyle Mack or Matt Patnode Yes
NDSU Opera and Opera Workshop Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich Yes
Percussion Ensemble Sigurd Johnson No
The Statesmen (men's chorus) Mike Weber No
University Chamber Singers Charlette Moe Yes
University Symphony Orchestra Warren Olfert Yes
Woodwind Ensembles Bill Law Yes

Auditions for Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers and University Chamber Singers require one prepared solo.  An accompanist will be provided. If a prepared vocal solo is unavailable, America (My Country Tis of Thee) could be performed. Auditions for these choirs are held throughout the summer. To schedule an audition this summer, contact Dr. Jo Ann Miller. If you plan to audition in August, also contact Dr. Jo Ann Miller or sign up for an audition time on her office door, located in the Reineke Performing Arts Center 2nd Floor, room 217.

A number of smaller ensembles are also available for participation. Please call the music office at 701.231.7932 for additional information.

The Concert Choir, Wind Symphony, and Jazz Ensemble each take an extended concert tour in the spring. Past trips have included concert tours to Europe and have spanned the United States.

For a complete listing of upcoming concerts, productions, and exhibitions, please visit the Performing Arts Calendar of Events.

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