Scholarships, fellowships, and teaching assistantships are available for graduate students. Graduate Teaching Assistant Form | pdf
The Voyageurs performing troupe is both an engaging performing ensemble for graduate students in instrumental and vocal music graduate degrees at UMD, but also provides educational outreach opportunities to Northern Minnesota school systems. The Voyageurs troupe has been Recognized regionally and nationally for its positive health message to children.
UMD Voyageurs utilizes graduate students from the Department of Music to provide relevant and stimulating outreach education on important matters of healthy living and intelligent, safe health choices to children and youth. UMD Voyageurs fuses the energy and drama of musical performance with current issues faced by children and youth. A creative team of University faculty and community artists developed a 45-minute interactive show that produced our first K-5 program, Pirates of the Carrot Bean. Since 2008, the UMD Voyageurs have performed for over 15,000 elementary school children throughout Duluth, northeast Minnesota and the Twin Cities.
Students who audition for and are accepted into the Voyageurs program while attending UMD as a full-time graduate student in the Department of Music receive a Research Assistantship with partial tuition reimbursement and monetary stipend. Assistantships are available for the 2011-2012 academic year, and auditions are currently being held for this year's troupe.
For more information, contact Kathy Neff, director of operations of the Voyageurs and Director of the UMD Fine Arts Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Information about music department programs and upcoming concerts, please call 218-726-8877