Music Department

Interested in joining a music ensemble? Contact Dr. Dwight Jilek (choirs) at djilek@bemidjistate.edu or Professor Scott Guidry (bands) at sguidry@bemidjistate.edu.

With affordable tuition, facilities that are among the best in all of MNSCU, caring and talented faculty, outstanding scholarship opportunities, and a supportive and arts-oriented community, the BSU Department of Music is a treasure.

The Bemidji Choir celebrating its 80th Anniversary! click here to register and for more information.

NOTE: THE PERFORMANCE VENUE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THE COVENANT CHURCH IN BEMIDJI, LOCATED AT 5405 Hart Ln NW, Bemidji, MN 56601. 


Join us on october 21st for our annual Woodwind & piano day! click here to learn more and register for this event.

Our academic programs and student ensembles are internationally renowned for producing some of the country’s finest professional musicians and music educators.

Students may choose between several majors, and we also offer a minor in Music. Many of our music majors pursue the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, and nearly 100% of BS majors find teaching positions soon after graduating. You may also pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music, which includes Performance and Pedagogy or will allow you to tailor your studies in areas such as Arts Management and Composition.

What Can You Do with a Music Degree?

Many graduates choose to enter graduate school or pursue careers in related fields. Graduates of our programs include music professors at major universities, the Director for Public Relations for the Minnesota Orchestra, and the former Director of the Minnesota Opera Company. Recent BSU music graduates have won honors at national and international competitions, including the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition.

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