Performing Arts

Performing Arts at NDSCS includes choir, band and theater!

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Music Transfer
Music Transfer

The Music transfer plan provides general education courses in a core curriculum for students planning a music major at a college or university.

  • Type: A.A. degree
  • Locations: Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Liberal Arts Transfer, Education and Training


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If you’re interested in the arts while attending NDSCS, the Performing Arts Department offers instrumental, vocal and theater opportunities.

Concert Choir

The NDSCS Concert Choir performs a variety of literature from all eras and is open to all college students.  The choir rehearses twice a week with additional opportunities for smaller ensembles and private voice. The choir presents concerts on campus, tours regionally each December, and tours nationally every other year.

Concert Band

The Concert Band performs a variety of band literature and is open to all college students. The band rehearses twice a week with additional opportunities for smaller ensembles and private lessons.  The band presents concerts on campus, participates at homecoming, and tours nationally every other year.

Wildcat Singers

The NDSCS Wildcat Singers are an auditioned group of concert choir singers that sing popular music.  The Singers perform regionally each month and visit school districts throughout the state.  The group rehearses twice a week, learns dance routines, and is accompanied by a rhythm section.

Wildcat Jazz Band

The NDSCS Wildcat Jazz Band is an auditioned group of concert band students that performs jazz standards and contemporary pieces. The Band performs regionally each month and visits school districts throughout the state.  The group rehearses twice a week and students have opportunities to explore jazz methods and improvisation.

Theater

NDSCS offers two classes in drama and presents a production each semester that is open to the public.  There are many opportunities for students to participate on and off stage in various roles.  Drama students may also attend professional productions as part as their education.

Private Lessons

NDSCS offers private instruction in voice, piano, all band instruments, and bass guitar.  Students will attend weekly lessons and are expected to complete a jury/recital at the end of each semester.

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NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Fall Concert October 25

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10-18-2022

The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its first concert of the season on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

The concert will feature performances by the NDSCS Concert Choir, Jazz Band, and Wildcat Singers. “We are excited to perform the most eclectic concert of the season,” says program coordinator and choral director, Bryan Poyzer. The audience will hear traditional choral, country, pop, Broadway, and even some hard rock. Dr. Adam Hollingsworth will be directing the Jazz Band, which will also continue with its tradition of genre-breaking literature.

The concert is free and open to the public. Free-will donations will be accepted. Learn more about NDSCS Performing Arts at NDSCS.edu/Performing-Arts.

Wildcat Concert promotion for Wildcat Singers and Jazz Band on Tuesday, May 3

NDSCS Performing Arts department to present Wildcat Concert on May 3

04-25-2022
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present their final concert of the academic year on May 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

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NDSCS Spring Concert

NDSCS Performing Arts department to present Spring Concert on April 12

04-06-2022
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present their Spring Concert on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. They have arranged a special vocal ensemble with special musical guests the Valley Troubadours. The concert will be held in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. 

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Fall Music

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Fall Concert October 26

10-21-2021
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its first concert of the season on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

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NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present fall play

Fall Play poster
11-08-2019

The North Dakota State College of Science Performing Arts Department will present its fall play, CLUE, at 7 p.m. on November 14 and 15, and 1 p.m. on November 16 in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton. Admission is $5 for adults, and $1 for students.

CLUE is based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn with additional material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin and Eric Prince. It is based on the Paramount Pictures motion pictures and the Hasbro board game CLUE, and includes original music by David Abbinanti.

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present Fall Concert October 29

Fall Concert
10-23-2019

The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its first concert of the season on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bremer Bank Theatre in the Harry Stern and Ella Stern Cultural Center on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton.

The concert will include performances by the NDSCS Jazz Band under the direction of Dr. Adam Hollingsworth, and the NDSCS Wildcat Singers under the direction of Bryan Poyzer. The groups are kicking off their touring season.

The concert is free and open to the public.

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NDSCS Performing Arts department to present two concerts in April

04-04-2019
The NDSCS Performing Arts department will present two concerts in April.

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NDSCS Spring Play

NDSCS Performing Arts Department to present spring play

03-18-2019
The NDSCS Performing Arts Department will present its spring play on March 26 and 27.

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