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Music Events & Workshops

Whether you want to learn from the experts, contribute your skills or appreciate the musical talents of others, you’ll find an event that suites your interests in the USD Department of Music.

Enriching Musical Experiences at USD

The USD Department of Music is proud to offer a variety of events for our community. From camps for beginners to workshops with world-renowned musicians, we offer a robust schedule of opportunities that celebrate musical excellence and growth. Explore our upcoming events and sign up below.

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Join Our Live Events

Student and organization performances are livestreamed online, which all are free to "attend" virtually or in-person!

View Our Livestream
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Join Us This Summer at USD

Immerse yourself in a melody of professional growth this summer and elevate your teaching to new heights. Discover innovative strategies, connect with like-minded educators, and fine-tune your teaching approach. Our expert instructors and visiting clinicians will guide you through cutting-edge methodologies, ensuring you leave with a harmonious blend of fresh ideas and practical skills. Learn more at

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in music.
the cello section of the USD Symphony


Develop the skills necessary to be successful in your musical career while gaining lifelong friends and mentors. Whether you are interested in teaching, music performance or music history — or some combination of the three — the Department of Music will provide you with real-world experiences and connections to help you succeed.

Student success story

Success story Nicole Gerdes smiling.
The music department faculty was extremely instrumental in my decision to attend USD. During my search, I was able to meet with the music faculty individually to see if it would be a suitable fit for me academically, musically, and socially. The scholarship opportunities and the musical excellence that the USD music faculty and department upholds were both key factors in my decision to attend USD. 

Nicole Gerdes

B.M. Music Performance, Piano '22
Renner, SD

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