Department of Music
Excellence. Creativity. Community.
With undergraduate and graduate degrees, UND Music is equipping students with 21st century skills through studies with world-class faculty. Whether your passion is teaching the next generation, performing in front of audiences around the world, composing original music, or developing your skills alongside another major, UND Music has the program for you.
Student Opportunities in Music
Students are provided with numerous performance opportunities including in large ensembles, chamber ensembles, and as soloists.
- The UND Wind Ensemble performed at the prestigious Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival in Chicago.
- The Red River Trio tours annually in Japan.
- The UND Saxophone Quartet has been selected to perform at multiple International Saxophone Symposiums and North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences.
- The Pride of the North Athletic Bands travel regularly with UND sports teams to various events.
- Our annual Guest Artist Series includes concerts, masterclasses, and workshops by world-renowed musicians.
Our faculty receive national and international recognition for their talents, which they bring back to the classroom to share with you. The music faculty consist of specialists in the major orchestral and band instruments, piano, voice, music history, theory and composition, conducting, and music education. We pride ourselves on personal attention to students, high standards, and a close working relationship with the Grand Forks community.
Interested in starting your career in music?
The UND Music Department will provide you with the experience you need to be successful.
Find out more about the many degree options available through the Music Department at UND.
The mission of the University of North Dakota Department of Music is to inspire our students and community through education, performance, scholarship, and human relationships in music. The professional and liberal arts degrees of the Department of Music provide rigorous courses of study that cultivate the highest degree of artistry, innovative teaching, professionalism, and critical inquiry.
The University of North Dakota is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).