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MUSIC MAJORS - The NMU department of music recently created a new major, music industry, to help students entering into the world of music administration and business. The idea for the major was inspired by student stories who graduated from NMU with a music major.

New music major creates more opportunities for students

Joshua La Gorio, Contributing writer October 5, 2021

In the fall 2020 semester, the NMU Music Department offered a new major called music with elective studies in an outside field, or music industry for short, to enable students to focus more on the production,...

SMELLS LIKE TEAM SPIRIT—The rebranded Twisted Whiskers band peps up the audience at NMU’s hockey game on Saturday, Oct. 12 against the Michigan State University Spartans.

Pep band newly dubbed Twisted Whiskers

Adan Mulvaney October 17, 2019

The NMU Pep Band has renamed themselves as The Twisted Whiskers this fall as part of a rebranding effort meant to draw more students to athletic events. The pep band is an extracurricular instrumental...

Music education important part of K-12 curriculum

Lee McClelland April 18, 2013

On Friday, April 12, I sat in a crowded Kaufman Auditorium and took in the airy, brass tones of the NMU Jazz Band. On Saturday, I sipped on a cup of coffee while the talented Goldmine Girls played in the...

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