Musikanten is the Bemidji State lower-voiced chorus directed by Dr. Dwight Jilek, and assisted by Derek Bebeau and Ben Israelson. It is open to all students of all majors across campus, and no prior singing experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining, please register for MUS 4820 01 Vocal Ensemble, as our name change is currently in process! Contact Dr. Dwight Jilek at or 755-2855 for more information.

Interested in auditioning for other choral or instrumental ensembles? Visit our Ensemble Auditions page for more information!

Musikanten was founded in 2000 by section leaders Tim Campbell (Director 2000-2001) and Eric Barnum (Director 2000-2002), but was not given the name till May of 2005 when they went on their first concert tour.

Musikanten was recently the featured university group at the Real Men Sing festival in October of 2016 at Staples-Motley High School, and again this year in October of 2017.