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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.


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    VERMILLION, S.D. – Galen A. Brown, native South Dakotan, USD alumnus and a Vietnam U.S. Marine Corp Purple Heart Recipient, will be honored by a retrospective of his artwork at the Day Gallery in the Warren Lee Center for the Arts at the University of South Dakota. The show ...
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    VERMILLION, SD – The University of South Dakota Department of Music invites the public to attend its Spring Choral Showcase this Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. in Slagle Hall’s Aalfs Auditorium.