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Associated Press, Published July 12 2013

University of Mary music department earns accreditation

BISMARCK – The music department at the University of Mary in Bismarck has earned a national accreditation.

The school is now an associate member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The association encompasses more than 600 schools of music, and establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

Membership is gained through a peer review process.

Music department chairman Tom Porter says the university has a 40-year history of excellent teachers, students and ensembles, and boasts a strong record of placing students in graduate schools and professional positions.

The University of Mary music department offers four majors and a minor.