Performance Opportunities

Department of Music

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PERFORM WITH US There are an array of opportunities for music majors and non majors to perform with our Department. Begin your journey today!


If you are interested in continuing your participation in band you should consider becoming a part of the 2016–2017 University of Minnesota Duluth Bands. If you are interested please read the information below. If you have further questions you may contact Dr. Mark Whitlock, Director of Bands at 

marching band

The UMD Bulldog Marching Band performs at all UMD home football games, Minnesota State Fair, and the Christmas City of the North Parade, as well as a number of other campus and community events.

sounds of the season choral concert

Our vocal students have many performance opportunities. We have several choral organizations. The primary choral ensembles are University Singers and Concert Chorale and the secondary chamber ensembles include Chamber Singers and two Vocal Jazz groups.

Jazz instruments

UMD Jazz offers several jazz combos that are taken for credit. These groups place emphasis on developing small group skills including improvisation and composition by preparing and performing standard and original compositions. 

Street Scenes Opera

The University of Minnesota Duluth Opera Studio, serves both the graduate and undergraduate vocal studies majors and other qualified singers. 

violin player

Our students are given the opportunity to perform in chamber ensembles, master classes, weekly student recitals, musicals, chamber orchestra, symphony orchestra and a variety of other string ensembles.

percussion students and professor

The UMD Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Gene Koshinski, performs a wide variety of literature including historically significant works; contemporary trends in percussion ensemble literature; world music; elements of popular music; and brand new works for percussion. 

vocal jazz group singing

Small, auditioned vocal groups dedicated to the study and performance of literature for vocal jazz ensembles. For both music majors and non-majors.