Online Music at VCSU

Do you want to study music, but you can't commit to a full-time campus music program? Did you start a music degree but didn't finish it, and now you want to? Do you just want to follow your passion and see where it leads? The online music program at VCSU may be for you!

Valley City State University is a national leader in online music education.  Through our innovative courses and online programs, individuals may take courses from our expanding list of offerings. Students may also bundle our online courses into one of our online certificates, or continue and complete a Bachelor or Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Music in the online format. Students in our programs have included military members serving overseas, non-traditional students, those working in full time jobs or with large family commitments, or students at other institutions who need a music course and need to take it in the online format. We are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Please click on the buttons below for information on our specific programs, or see our "Frequently Asked Questions" page to see if VCSU Online Music is the right choice for you. 

Questions? Check out our FAQ page.

More Questions? Click here for the Online Music Handbook

Do I live in an eligible state? Click here to find out.

Still need more information? Contact Jessica Shuler, Online Music Coordinator, at

Office Information

Department Chair
Christopher Redfearn, D.A., Associate Professor
Phone: 1.800.532.8641, Press 1 then enter Ext. 37377

Administrative Assistant:
Paula Larson
Phone: 1.800.532.8641, Press 1 then enter Ext. 37272
Mailing Address:
Department of Music
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072