J. Michael Roy has worked in the music department at UW-River Falls for over 34 years.  During that time, he has taught theory and composition, led our department as the Chair for many years, directed numerous plays and musicals, and graciously loaned a variety of percussion equipment for use by the department.  This December, he will be entering a new phase in life - retirement! 

We would like to celebrate Mr. Roy's many accomplishments with a tribute concert in his honor.  On Sunday, November 15 (3:00 PM), UWRF music faculty and student ensembles will present a collage concert of select compositions by J. Michael Roy.  Please join us as we celebrate his outstanding career.

As another way of commemorating J. Michael Roy's contributions to the university, we have established a means for donating money in his honor, which will provide scholarships for UWRF music students as well as percussion equipment for the music department.  If you would like to make a gift, please give here - be sure to select "Other" and designate your gift to the "MUSIC DEPARTMENT in honor of M. Roy." 

Message from the Chair 


UWRF's Music Department is exciting and transforming itself with new ideas, offerings, and majors.  We are adding more great faculty, online classes, and clinics throughout the year.  Watch for music events, concerts, and opportunities for you to participate and enrich your life.

Music Education majors have a 100% placement record over the past five years.   You too can join our program and finish your degree in a timely manner.   Our location to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St.Paul) provides amazing opportunities for collaboration with inner city schools, suburban scenes, and rural placements.  

Performance opportunities abound through the UWRF Music Department for majors, non-majors, and adults.   We serve the greater region with quality events and ensembles.   Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, call us, and be sure to check the calendar for concerts and events.  Many faculty host websites, so stay informed and come see us soon.  Our faculty are active on campus and throughout the world.  Don't miss out.

Dr. Kris Tjornehoj


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