Discover your talents, share your passion and realize your dream.

We provide students with the knowledge and skills to become professional musicians – performers, educators, scholars and lifelong learners. Our students are supported by more than $240,000 in scholarships each year. We offer students opportunities for musical development, leadership growth and personal enrichment through mentored performances, classroom study, individual instruction and guided research.


  • Photo of Dana Carlson.

    Dana Carlson, a 2017 University of South Dakota master’s graduate in vocal performance, will continue her opera career this summer at the Fresco Opera Theatre in Madison Wisconsin, and as a studio artist at the Red River Lyric Opera in Wichita Falls, Texas.


  • Photo of Emily Vidler. Photo credit Lena Tran.

    Emily Vidler, a University of South Dakota rising senior, competed in the National Classical Singer Competition hosted in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Our music camp offers many ensembles and classroom opportunities such as show choir, concert band, pep band, beginning guitar, world drumming, Javanese Gamelon, and tons more! Plus, you get to work with professors in private lessons, and meet current music students who are t...