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Training, productions, ensembles
Northern's music ensembles include three bands, a college/community orchestra, three choral ensembles and jazz ensembles.
Faculty members strive to help you discover and develop your fullest potential and stimulate creativity and artistic expression in music through music classes, private instruction and participation in musical ensembles.
The 50-member Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony (AUCS) performs 3 full orchestra concerts per season, plus a fall musical and other concerts. The AUCS provides an exciting and rewarding experience to Northern students and community musicians who are interested in performing great orchestral music.
Music teachers are in high demand – and if you graduate with a music degree from Northern, you will be prepared for the challenge. In addition to teaching, employment opportunities include performing, church music, music therapy and piano tuning.
Festivals, Clinics and Workshops
We offer annual music education and entertainment opportunities for the region, including the NSU Band Clinic and South Dakota Jazz Festival.