Our program reaches beyond expectations, both creatively and academically, and students gain hands-on experience in professional settings. Find your passion creating music, performing on stage, managing behind-the-scenes business details, or educating the next generation.
Careers in music include producing, managing, and booking musical acts. Perform in professional orchestras, ensembles, or bands, or be a studio musician. Write music or score film and multimedia projects. Share your love for music with the next generation through teaching, music therapy, and through managing community choirs, bands, or orchestras.
Performance Series Event: Sarah Morris and the Sometimes Guys
Performance Series Event: An Evening of Emmylou Harris featuring Mary Jane Alm with Special Guest The Fabulous Fatheads
“The Music Department is great because the faculty really work to individualize the program for each student and guide us toward our own path to success..."
"I came to Minnesota State University, Mankato because the music program here is so forward-thinking...”
"...I feel so supported in my endeavors and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given in this department.”
"The Music Department is very comprehensive with the variety of courses and studies MN State Mankato has to offer..."
"...I have learned more about music here than I ever thought I could..."
Consider the satisfaction of a life spent sharing the joy of music. In our music education programs, you will be surrounded and supported by dozens of students and teachers who feel exactly the same way. Our priority mission is to give you the skills you need to succeed, in a life of music.
Purchase your music performance ticket today! Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. For more information or to purchase group tickets, call the Performance Series office at (507) 389-5549.
Faculty and staff contact information for the Department of Music & Entertainment Industries.