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Welcome to the Department of Music

Minnesota Opera Residency 2017
Recruit Me
Solo Song Symposium 2018
Marching Band 2017
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the music program at Valley City State University is known for its innovative programs, dedicated faculty, and generous scholarships. The Department of Music at VCSU offers numerous opportunities for performance including the Concert Band, Athletic Band, Concert Choir, University Singers, Jazz Ensemble, and numerous chamber and solo performances.  Generous scholarships are offered to music majors, music minors, and participants in the various ensembles.

Considering Music at VCSU? Be a "Music Major for a Day."

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Do you want to follow your passion for music, but don't know if VCSU is the right fit for you? Join us for our "Music Major for a Day" program on campus.
Choose a day to come to campus and live the life of a VCSU music student:

Attend a Music Theory or Aural Skills class
Participate in an ensemble rehearsal on your primary instrument
Take a mini-lesson with your professor
Eat lunch in the student center with current VCSU music students
Take a tour of campus
Ask as many questions as you need

You can couple a "Music Major for a Day" with any Viking Visit Day, or by special appointment with the Music Department. Contact Paula Larson (information below) to sign up!