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NDSU hosts 2017 Chamber Music Festival on June 1-6

May 9, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The Challey School of Music will host the NDSU Chamber Music Festival from June 1-6, with a series of free concerts featuring student pianists performing with world-class string players.

Hannah Swanson named 2017 Presser Scholar for NDSU Challey School of Music

May 5, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music has named Hannah Swanson the recipient of the 2017 Presser Scholarship, made possible through a grant from the Presser Foundation. This national honor recognizes an outstanding undergraduate music major and includes a $4,000 tuition cash award. The Presser Scholar is selected by vote of NDSU music faculty.

High notes for NDSU vocal music majors

April 6, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - Three NDSU vocal music majors were recently accepted for prestigious programs and events.

NDSU choral students place at ND NATS auditions

April 3, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - Congratulations to all who represented NDSU at the 2017 North Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions on April 1.

NDSU hosts Day of Percussion on April 27 with Ney Rosauro

March 29, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music will host the North Dakota Day of Percussion on Thursday, April 27, featuring internationally acclaimed percussionist and composer Ney Rosauro.

Bach’s St. John Passion performance on April 30

March 27, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music announces a performance of J.S. Bach’s masterwork based on the crucifixion, St. John Passion, on Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Fargo.

NDSU duo takes high honors in music competition

March 7, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski (NDSU Bachelor of Music 2008) was awarded the 2nd prize award and 7,500 Euro in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition, held March 1-4 in Heidelberg, Germany.

Raging Red Band Festival held March 7-8 at NDSU Challey School of Music

March 6, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The Raging Red Band Festival will welcome hundreds of middle school and high school performers representing 31 regional bands on March 7-8.

NDSU Concert Choir announces 2017 Spring Tour

March 2, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers present the 2017 Spring Tour concert series in March, featuring dynamic choral works that include music by composers Josquin, Sweelinck, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Rautavaara, Finzi, Argento and others.

North Dakota Intercollegiate Band Concert at NDSU on Feb. 25

February 7, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The 16th Annual North Dakota Intercollegiate Band Concert will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall at North Dakota State University. The concert is free and open to the public.

NDSU Opera presents The Marriage of Figaro

January 26, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - NDSU Opera presents Mozart’s comic opera masterwork, The Marriage of Figaro, on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming free jazz events at NDSU

January 19, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music will heat up its concert halls this winter with two free performances by distinguished jazz performers on Jan. 26 and Feb. 11.

NDSU Baroque Festival at Peace Lutheran Church on Jan. 21, 22

January 6, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music presents Baroque Festival 2017 on Jan.21-22 with two concerts at Peace Lutheran Church, 1011 12th Avenue North in Fargo.

Robert Groves authors book on “Music at NDSU”

January 5, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - The Challey School of Music and NDSU Press are delighted to announce the publication of Dr. Robert Groves' book, "Music at NDSU," an engaging and visually captivating history of the study of music here since the 1890s to present day.

NDSU vocal students place at Minnesota NATS Student Auditions

Nov 8, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - Several students from the NDSU Challey School of Music participated in the Minnesota National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions held Nov. 4-5 at St. John’s University, Collegeville. The competition included 217 singers.

Challey School of Music presents December holiday events

Nov 1, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music will present its popular series of Madrigal Dinners on Dec. 8-10 on campus, and two holiday concerts of Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 2 and 3 at First Lutheran Church in Fargo.

NDSU Gold Star Marching Band holds free concert Nov. 6 at the Fargodome

Oct 24, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Gold Star Marching Band presents “Sounds of the Gridiron,” a free concert at the Fargodome on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. The band will march and perform its 2016 Bison pre-game show with select standards from its half-time show.

NDSU Wind Symphony announces 2016 Fall Tour

Oct 17, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Warren Olfert, will present its 2016 Fall Tour concert series in October, featuring works from composers that include Kenneth Hesketh, Adam Gorb and Timothy Mahr.

Challey School of Music announces 2016 choral composition winners

Sept 1, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - The NDSU Challey School of Music is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Prize: “The New Moon” by Nicholas Ryan Kelly, a composer who resides in Penticton, BC, Canada.

NDSU faculty and students perform at Source Song Festival

Aug 15, 2016

Fargo, N.D. – Three faculty members and two students performed at the third annual Source Song Festival, a Twin Cities-based series of public masterclasses, lectures, workshops, concerts and recitals held Aug. 8-13.

Theatre

Theatre NDSU presents children’s play Devon’s Hurt in August

June 1, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - Theatre NDSU presents Devon’s Hurt, a one-act play for children and families about friendship.

The Mary Zimmerman Festival

March 9, 2017

Fargo, N.D. - Tony-award winning playwright Mary Zimmerman will visit Fargo-Moorhead on March 20-22 to kick off a Tri-College Theatre Colloquium focusing on her works.

Theatre NDSU presents “Peter Pan”

Sept 12, 2016

Fargo, N.D. – Theatre NDSU, the production company at North Dakota State University, presents the beloved musical "Peter Pan" at Festival Concert Hall on October 20-22. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 21, and matinees are at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22.

Theatre NDSU announces 2016-17 season

Aug 15, 2016

Fargo, N.D. – Theatre NDSU, the student performance company at North Dakota State University, announces an exciting new season for 2016-17 beginning with the beloved musical Peter Pan. Tickets for upcoming productions are available at www.ndsu.edu/performingarts or by calling the NDSU Box Office at 701-231-7969.

NDSU Theatre Arts offers workshop on designing spectacles and civic art

Jul 28, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - On Sept. 22-25, the NDSU Department of Theatre Arts is offering a free workshop series called “Playing on Common Ground: Understanding Spectacle and Imagining Civic Art,” led by Frank Maugeri, a Chicago-based theater visionary and community builder.

Division of Performing Arts

NDSU Division of Performing Arts announces faculty appointments

Sept 1, 2016

Fargo, N.D. - NDSU Division of Performing Arts has appointed Nick Albrecht as assistant professor of musical theatre and added three adjunct faculty to the Challey School of Music.

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