There are a number of student organizations for music majors at UND.
MuSoUND is for music majors, minors, and any member of a performing ensemble. Run by the students, for the students, the possibilities are endless! MuSoUND's mission is to unite all areas of the music department and in an organization which provides benefits to music students and the Greater Grand Forks community.
Founded in 1907 with 64 members, today's membership has grown to more than 100,000 including active music teachers, university faculty and researchers, college students preparing to be teachers, high school honor society members and MusicFriends. Formerly Music Educators National Conference, the association's name was changed in 2012 to NAfME: The National Association for Music Education to better reflect its mission.
The mission of NAfME: National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.
UND Music supports an active NAfME student chapter. Although intended primarily for students pursuing careers in music education, the organization is open to all interested students. For a small dues payment, members receive the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, the North Dakota Music Educator, and most benefits accorded full members. Applications for membership are accepted early in the Fall Semester. The NAfME chapter sponsors numerous events in the Department, including lectures, recitals, and panel discussions. For more information contact Dr. James Popejoy at 701.777.2815.
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society. The local chapter of the ACDA, an association devoted to choral music in America, is active among choral students within the Department. Applications for membership are accepted during the Fall Semester.
Pi Kappa Lambda
Pi Kappa Lambda's mission is to recognize the highest levels of musical achievement and academic scholarship in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning which must offer music degree programs in one or more fields. To foster scholarly interest in the theoretical and historical aspects of music and pursuit of eminent achievement in performance, composition, music education and research. To encourage members to maintain professional standards and use every opportunity to advance music as a vital part of our lives and cultural heritage. The first UND members of this prestigious national music fraternity was inducted at Honors Day Spring of 2003.
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American Music Therapy Association for Students (AMTAS-UND)
The AMTAS chapter at UND was founded in 2009. There is no formal membership as all declared music therapy majors are welcome at all events, as well as students, faculty, and staff interested in the field of music therapy. Events include hosting workshops, attending conferences, open meetings to discuss current trends in the field, service work in musical outreach to Grand Forks, and collaboration with other student organizations.
MUSIC & ME at UND - Music Program for Children
MUSIC & ME at UND is a child and family music class developed by Emily J. Wangen. In the program parents/caregivers participate with the children in classes which include a variety of developmentally appropriate musical activities (e.g., singing, moving, playing, creating, and listening). The emphasis is on having fun while developing musical skills and a love of music.
Infant (0-15 months) An adult must accompany the child.
Toddler (15 months - 3 years)
Preschool (3 years - 5 years)
All classes are held in the Hughes Fine Arts Center (HFAC).
Community Music Program
UND Music Department
3350 Campus Rd. Stop 7125
Grand Forks, ND 58202