2014 Outstanding Graduating Senior

The Music Department is proud to designate Sara C. Parks as its Outstanding Graduating Senior for 2014. The faculty is looking forward to watching her successful teaching career. Read more about her accomplishment here.

News and Information

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Student Performance Competition Contestants

On Tuesday, March 18, nine NMU music majors participated in the department's Performance Scholarship Competition at Reynolds Recital Hall.  The entire music faculty served as the judging panel for the competition, which awarded a prize of a $1000 scholarship. Read more here | Watch performances.

Scholarship Saxophone Quartet

Four NMU saxophone majors are tackling the challenges of chamber music performance with a wide range of repertoire for saxophone quartet. The group was formed to highlight student talent through on-campus performances as well as outreach to UP schools. Learn more about the members, view their performance schedule and repertoire, and view video clips at www.nmu.edu/music/sax-quartet.

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Dr. Slotterback guest at Fall Conference

Floyd Slotterback, NMU's Director of Choirs, was the guest clinician at the 2013 Menominee River Conference Fall Sing at Norway High School. For more information, click here.

Listening Walk Performed On Campus

The department welcomes Carrie Biolo as percussion instructor for the 2013-2014 school year as sabbatical replacement for Dr. James A. Strain. Ms. Biolo recently led two Music in Society classes on a Listening Walk based on the theories of composer Pauline Oliveros and acoustic soundscape artist R. Murray Schaefer. For more information,click here.

Upcoming Performances at NMU

musiciansClick HERE to view the Winter 2014 performance calendar. Check the listing during the semester for added events, most notably senior recitals and projects. Music majors are responsible for being aware of other important dates,  including times of proficiency exams and juries.

Community Calendars
saxophone The  NMU Music Department works closely with many arts and culture organizations in the thriving Upper Peninsula arts community. Check out some of the following: