MSU Community Fine Arts Series

MSU and Community Fine Arts Series: Bringing the Fine Arts to rural North Dakota

Welcome to the wonderful 2013-2014 Mayville State University & Community Fine Arts Series!

Mayville State University and Community Fine Arts Series
The annual Mayville State University and Community Fine Arts Series features extraordinary performers who have earned accolades both at home and abroad. Audiences will hear some of the finest performers on the musical scene today.

All performances are held in the Mayville State University Classroom Building Auditorium. The auditorium is handicapped accessible, and front-row seats are available to the visually or hearing impaired.

Series Sponsorships
Private support is critical to the Mayville State University and Community Fine Arts Series. Those who value these world-class performances may ensure that they remain a part of the community with their sponsorships which begin at $100 per year. Fine Arts Series sponsors are recognized in each concert’s printed program.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Patron: donation of $1,000 or more
  • Benefactor: donation of $500-$999
  • Concertmaster: donation of $250 to $499
  • Orchestra: donation of $100-$249


Ticket Prices
Adult Season Ticket: $60.00
High School Season Ticket: $25.00
Adult General Admission: $13.00 (per performance)
High School General Admission: $5.00 (per performance)
MSU Students with school identification: free

Concert Schedule

October 28, 2013 - Red River Trio
The Red River Trio is comprised of three select students from the University of North Dakota Music Department. They began performing in August of 2012 under the direction of Nariaki Suguiura, UND assistant professor of music. The trio has toured Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, and North Dakota, and recently completed an international tour to China and Japan.

November 25, 2013 - Rova Saxophone Quartet
The Rova Saxophone Quartet explores the synthesis of composition and collective improvisation, creating exciting, genre-bending music that challenges and inspires. Rova is one of the longest-standing groups in the music movement that has its roots in post-bop, free jazz, avant-rock, and 20th century new music, and draws inspiration for the visual arts and from the traditional and popular music styles of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

February 10, 2014 - Yoonie Han, pianist
South Korean pianist Yoonie Han is praised for her "flowing tones, poetic phrasing, and heavenly singing melodies." (Cincinnati Enquirer) "Her musical imagination and feel for complex textures drew vivid images." (Washington Post). She has won top prizes in distinguished international competitions and the highest accolades for her poetic performances in major concert halls in the U.S. and around the world.

March 24, 2014 - Trio Solisti
Hailed "the most exciting piano trio in America" by the New Yorker Magazine, Trio Solisti recently celebrated their eleventh anniversary in the 2012-2013 season. One of America's most notable critics, Terry Teachout of The Wall Street journal, proclaimed, "To my mind, Trio Solisti has now succeeded the Beautx Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber-music ensemble of its kind.

April 28, 2014 - Cecilia String Quartet
Taking their name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, the Cecilia String Quartet continues to win praise following their 2010 First Prize at the Banff International String Quartet Competition.