MDCC - Music

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Students majoring in Music at MDCC are pursuing degrees in Music Education or Music Performance on the Moorhead Campus. Music majors fall under three categories: Instrumental (woodwinds, brass, percussion, guitar), Piano, or Voice. ALL music majors are required to take Applied Lessons, Recital, Music Theory 1 & 2, and Piano courses offered by our faculty. Each music major is also required to participate in at least one music ensemble on campus each semester. Our music ensembles include: The Spirit of the Delta Band, MDCC Singers, The Ambassador Band, African Drum & Dance Ensemble, and many more!

Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who are gifted in the performing arts. Students may audition for the following groups: The Spirit of the Delta Band, the MDCC Singers, and the Ambassador Band. Auditions for each group are held during the spring semester.

Meet our Faculty!

Ben Folk - Instructor of Music, Applied Piano Lessons, Piano Class, Recording Arts Fundamentals, Computer Recording, Entertainment Industry Studies

Harvey Jackson - Instructor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, MDCC Singers (scholarships available), The Ambassador Band (scholarships available), Music Fundamentals, Applied Voice Lessons

Ryan Jobe - Instructor of Music, Director of Bands, The Spirit of the Delta Band (scholarships available), Applied Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Lessons, African Drum & Dance Ensemble

James Shannon - Instructor of Music, Music Theory, Commercial Music Theory, Song Writing, Guitar Class, Entertainment Industry Studies, Applied Guitar and Brass Lessons

Course Check Sheet


Ben Folk

Benjamin "Ben" Folk

Music Instructor
Office: FA 204

Harvey Jackson

Harvey K. Jackson

Director of Choral Activities / Music Instructor
Office: Yeates Fine Arts Building, Office 115C

Ryan Jobe

Donnie "Ryan" Jobe

Band Director
Office: FA 115 A

James Shannon

James Shannon

Music Instructor
Office: FA 116

Jennifer Woodard

Jennifer Woodard

Fine Arts Department Chair / Art Instructor
Office: FA 100 A