Late UND student musician Mark Solberg’s life in music to be celebrated Oct. 9 at Chester Fritz Auditorium

There will be a concert, Remember My Song- A Benefit Concert Honoring Mark Solberg’s

Mark Solberg

Mark Solberg

 Life in Music, a tribute to the late UND student musician who spoke to people’s hearts through his voice and determination, Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. 

The concert is scheduled to run from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will have an admission of $5 at the door.  Additional donations supporting the Mark Solberg Memorial Endowment will be accepted at the concert or may be sent to the UND Alumni Foundation. Please label gifts: “Mark Solberg Memorial Endowment.” The benefit concert will feature the Grand Cities Children’s Choir, the Central High School Choir, the UND Concert Choir, the Allegro and Varsity Bards and the Grand Harmony Chorus.

Mark Solberg was born on Nov. 24, 1988 in Grand Forks.  He attended West Elementary, Valley Middle, and graduated with honors from Grand Forks Central High School in 2007.  Solberg was in his fourth year at UND, majoring in rehabilitation and human services with a minor in music, when he passed away at the age of 22. He had a passion for music, beginning with Grand Cities Children’s Choir, “Keep the Faith” musical and continuing through the years with high school choirs.  While at UND, he participated in concert choir, Jazz choir and Varsity Bards, as well as the Valley Chordsmen in the Greater Grand Forks community.  He also enjoyed solos and in ensembles, as well as taking part in karaoke performances at Rhombus Guys in downtown Grand Forks.

Diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age four, Mark had challenges to overcome, but did so with a smile on his face.  His courageous and positive attitude is celebrated through the Mark Solberg Memorial Endowment.

For more information or questions, contact Michael Meyer at (701) 777-3669 at the Arts and Sciences Department.

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