Our college has a proud history of excellence in the fine arts and provides students with an array of opportunities that make it possible for students to pursue their interests in the performing arts.
M State's Associate of Fine Arts in Music, offered on our Fergus Falls campus, provides both a vocal and instrumental focus. With the foundation provided by the AFA degree, graduates can seamlessly transfer into a bachelor's degree program and earn a four-year music degree in preparation for careers in musical performance, composition, music education, music therapy or music business and industry.
Our exceptional music facilities include an instrumental and choral rehearsal hall, music composition computer lab, piano studios and Steinway performance grand piano. Our talented music directors have led groups to national distinction, including performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Music Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)
Locations: Fergus Falls
M State's Music program has articulation agreements with Southwest Minnesota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates who earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Music from M State can transfer seamlessly into Southwest State's bachelor degree program in Music or into one of four MSUM music programs: BA in Music with an emphasis in General Music; BA in Music with an emphasis in Music Performance; BS in Commercial Music; and BS in Entertainment Industries and Technology.
Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities/colleges per the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university/college they will be attending.
The musical opportunities available to students in M State's AFA program include:
National travel for performances
Field trips to art museums and an opera
Scholarships are available specifically for qualified students in the music and visual arts program at M State - Fergus Falls through Fergus Area College Foundation. Applications are available from the Student Services Office or from music faculty.
Whether you are pursuing the study of music as a professional career or for pleasure and life enrichment, you will experience rewarding and challenging studies tailored to your individual needs and goals at M State.
Available scholarships include the Geneva Eschweiler Scholarship for music majors, Foundation scholarships for choral and band participation and scholarships for private study in piano, voice and instrumental study.
You're encouraged to contact us for an audition appointment in early April by calling M State at (218) 736-1600.
Last modified: April 28th, 2016 at 10:57am