Band at football game

NMU Fight Song & Alma Mater

NMU Fight Song

Wildcats of Northern
We're behind you in this game
We're the Wildcats of Northern
Do your best to win acclaim
You are the pride and joy
Of every person young and old
So do your best
For Northern's glory
Fight for the green and gold


Alma Mater Lyrics

Hail Northern, we thy sons and daughters
Now bring thee tribute long deserved
Thou beacon light 'mid nature's grandeur
Through passing decades well-preserved
Oh, may we labor with untiring zeal
That when these golden days have flown
We may with honor face the future
And match thy courage with our own

Technology Tools & Resources

Finale Music Notation Software 

If you need to use Finale for a class, ensemble, or lessons, please visit the NMU HelpDesk - they will be happy to install this software on your NMU laptop.  Please see Dr. Flaherty if you have questions about this software, or if you have any technical issues with this software on your laptop. 

Naxos Music Library

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RRH Recordings


Band at Commencement

Schedules & Dates

Music Education Seminars

Music education seminars are held each semester. They include presentations by visiting teachers, explorations of music pedagogy, or exposure to new technology. Music education majors should plan to attend all of these seminars to develop a consciousness of the profession and prepare for an effective career. Attendance at a certain number is required; in the graduating music education portfolio review, students must certify required attendance and active participation.

See upcoming seminars and dates

Projected Schedule for Intermittent Courses

See schedule through Winter 2025

Student Dates of Interest

See important audition, proficiency, juries, add/drop, exam and commencement dates.

Protect Your Hearing

Rehearsing and performing in music ensembles can subject you to high sound levels that can cause permanent damage to your hearing. The NMU Music Department and faculty urge you to protect your hearing by wearing appropriate protection (foam ear plugs are provided in the instrumental rehearsal room TFA252), by avoiding excessive and prolonged exposure to high sound levels, and by reading the following important advisory document: