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10th Anniversary BisonArts Gala on June 21

June 7, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The 10th Anniversary BisonArts Gala is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, 5:30–8:30 p.m., at the Sanctuary Events Center, 670 Fourth Ave. North, Fargo.

NDSU hosts 2016 Chamber Music Festival on May 22-26

May 9, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The Challey School of Music will host the NDSU Chamber Music Festival from May 22-26, with a series of free concerts featuring student pianists performing with world-class string players.

Patnode named regional director for NASA

April 7, 2016

Dr. Matthew Patnode has been named a regional director of the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA).

NDSU choral students place at ND NATS auditions

April 4, 2016

Congratulations to all who represented NDSU so ably in this weekend’s annual North Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions on April 2.

NDSU Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore

March 30, 2016

Fargo, N.D. – NDSU Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta HMS Pinafore on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Composer Jocelyn Hagen to perform April 13 at NDSU

March 29, 2016

Fargo, N.D. – Composer Jocelyn Hagen will present a performance of her works on Wednesday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in NDSU’s Beckwith Recital Hall.

NDSU music major to perform in France

March 29, 2016

North Dakota State University student Karly Ritland has been invited to attend the Franco-American Vocal Academy in Périgueux, France, where she will appear in the role of “The Soprano” in Les Fables Enchantées by Isabelle Aboulker.

Raging Red Band Festival

March 7, 2016

The Raging Red Band Festival will welcome hundreds of middle school and high school performers representing 32 regional bands on March 8-9.

NDSU Concert Choir announces 2016 Spring Tour

February 26, 2016

The NDSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers present the 2016 Spring Tour concert series in March, featuring dynamic choral works that include music by composers John Corigliano, Edwin Fissinger, and NDSU graduate Dr. Eric Saari, who premieres new songs based on three poems by Emily Dickinson.

NDSU Wind Symphony announces 2016 Spring Tour

February 23, 2016

The NDSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Warren Olfert, will present its 2016 Spring Tour concert series in March, featuring works from J.S. Bach to Leonard Bernstein to David Biedenbender, and other major composers.

NDSU Jazz Festival offers free public concerts on Feb. 6

January 29, 2016

Guest artists will provide area jazz students with expert instruction and a concert performance during NDSU’s annual High School Invitational Jazz Festival on Feb. 5 and 6.

NDSU Baroque Festival announced

January 21, 2016
The NDSU Challey School of Music presents Baroque Festival 2016 on the last weekend of January with two concerts at Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Avenue North in Fargo.

Challey School of Music presents December holiday events

November 24, 2015
The North Dakota State University Challey School of Music will present its popular series of Madrigal Dinners with performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors on Dec. 10-12, and a special holiday concert of Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 13.

NDSU music students receive recognition

November 23, 2015
Briana Moynihan and Ruben Flores, both undergraduate students in the Challey School of Music, recently received recognition for a performance and a paper respectively.

Music faculty present guest recitals at university visits

November 9, 2015
NDSU faculty saxophonist Matthew Patnode and pianist Tyler Wottrich are currently presenting recitals and master classes at universities in South Dakota, Missouri and Kansas.

NDSU Gold Star Marching Band holds free concert Nov. 22

November 4, 2015
The NDSU Gold Star Marching Band presents “Sounds of the Gridiron,” a free concert at the Fargodome on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. The band will march and perform its 2015 Bison pre-game show with select standards from its half-time show.

NDSU music students win at state MTNA competition

October 30, 2015
Several NDSU saxophone students were named winners in the Music Teachers National Association state collegiate music competitions held in Valley City on Oct. 24.

Cantus and Eric Whitacre headline choral concerts

October 9, 2015
The NDSU Challey School of Music is pleased to announce two upcoming public concerts featuring Cantus, the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States, and internationally acclaimed composer/conductor Eric Whitacre.

Patnode to perform at Eugene Rousseau Celebration

September 25, 2015
Dr. Matthew Patnode has been invited to perform at the "Eugene Rousseau Celebration” on October 2 and 3, held at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.


Theatre NDSU presents The Christians

March 22, 2016
Theatre NDSU, the production company at North Dakota State University, presents Lucas Hnath’s award-winning play The Christians on April 21-23 and 27-30.

Theatre NDSU hosts Jumanji reading by Adventure Theatre

January 12, 2016
On January 30, Theatre NDSU is collaborating with Adventure Theatre - Musical Theatre Center (ATMTC) to get input on a new play based on “Jumanji,” the beloved children’s book and 1995 film.

Bill Bowers in residence at Theatre NDSU in November

October 27, 2015
Along with Concordia College, NDSU Theatre presents actor/mime and educator Bill Bowers on November 3-5.

Theatre NDSU Announces 2015-16 Season

August 2015
North Dakota State University LCT Productions is proud to announce the 2015-16 season for Theatre NDSU. Tickets will be available August 15 at or by calling 701.231.7969.

Division of Performing Arts

NDSU Performing Arts announces appointments

November 10, 2015
Bill Law, assistant director of North Dakota State University’s Division of Performing Arts, has been named the division’s director of development, and Amy Richardson joined the division as promotions director. Dr. Cassie Keogh joined the Challey School of Music as assistant professor of clarinet, Dr. Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich has been named admissions coordinator and lecturer in voice, and Dr. Sarah Prigge has been named graduate student administrator and class piano coordinator.

Composer James Stephenson joins Performing Arts faculty for two concerts

September 23, 2015
Members of the NDSU Division of Performing Arts faculty will perform two major companion works on back-to-back nights. On Friday, October 2, NDSU will host a complete performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, one of the masterpieces of 20th century music. On Saturday, October 3, the ensemble will perform James Stephenson's The Devil's Tale, a contemporary sequel to Stravinsky's work. Stephenson will be in residence for both performances.


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