School of Music composers concert

Student composers presented their original works to a full auditorium on Dec. 3. Despite the snowfall, a large crowd of students, faculty and Bozeman community members gathered in Reynolds Recital Hall for the event. Compositions ranged in instruments and style; a guitar duo, a vocal ensemble, a saxophone duet and pieces consisting of horns, strings and wind instruments were all heard. The pieces drew from a variety of musical styles, showcasing classical to Celtic sounds.

The MSU School of Music offers a “musical home” to students who wish to take part in music. Three majors are offered: Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music and Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology. A minor in music is also an option. For those who wish to make music part of their MSU experience without seeking a degree, anyone can audition for the school’s 18 ensembles or take private lessons for credit. Furthermore, students can receive partial tuition waivers for participating in the Spirit of the West Marching Band. If looking for a place to simply listen, the School of Music is dependable in offering regular, affordable concerts that draw a wide range of musical styles and backgrounds.

Illustration by Ann Rupert