Nov 1, 2011
 

Concert highlights South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will host the 2011 South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival is a day-long event for quad-state area high school singers.
 

Throughout the day, beginning at 8 a.m., students will have an opportunity to participate in workshops geared toward both the solo and choral singer, and attend performances by the USD Opera, Chamber Singers, voice and piano faculty, and student soloists.  Afternoon events include a solo voice competition as well as a concert featuring the competition winners, two guest choirs and a combined festival choir at 4 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Workshop presenters include Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A., assistant professor in voice/opera at USD, Brandon Hendrickson, D.M.A., assistant professor in voice/opera at USD, David Holdhusen, Ph.D., director of choral activities at USD, and Susan Keith Gray, D.M.A., professor of music at USD. More than 160 students are registered to attend the festival, which will include featured choral performances from the Brookings High School Concert Choir under the director of Denise Perry and the Elk Point-Jefferson High School Concert Choir under the direction of Dustin Rusche.

For more information about the South Dakota Vocal Arts Festival, please contact the USD Department of Music at (605) 677-5274 or visit www.usd.edu/music.

 
About The University of South Dakota
 
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.
 

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Phillip Carter
The University of South Dakota
605-677-6258
phillip.carter@usd.edu
 
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