A student playing a flute in their USD orchestra session.

Discover The Star You Are

Pursue your passion for music and develop your skills to be a successful and highly skilled music professional.

You Belong Here

Welcome to the vibrant and diverse music program at the University of South Dakota, where every note finds its place, and every student finds their home. From the harmonious melodies of band and choir to music education, performance, and the cutting-edge world of music industry and technology, our programs resonate with a symphony of opportunities designed to elevate your musical journey. USD provides a stage where your talent finds its voice and your ambitions find a path. Join us, where belonging isn't just a word – it's the melody that guides you toward your musical destiny to "Become the Star You Are!"

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With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.

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Success story Nicole Gerdes smiling.
The music department faculty was extremely instrumental in my decision to attend here. USD offers vibrant social and musical communities on campus including student-led vocal and instrument ensembles. I was able to travel with the Chamber Singers on an international tour to England and France and participate in two state tours with the Chamber Orchestra.

Nicole Gerdes

B.F.A. Music Performance, Piano
Renner, SD