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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.


  • Photo of USD music stand and instruments.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota music students were among the top prizewinners at two competitions hosted on the USD campus in November.
  • Photo of Chamber Orchestra member.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra presents its second performance of the academic year this Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium.
  • Check out this new article about our music department!! You can see what all we've been up to in the past year!