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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.


  • Ioana Galu, Sonja Kraus and Susan Keith Gray make up the Rawlins Piano Trio.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio will perform its season-opening concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. The internationally-recognized ensemble will be at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at USD.
  • Mac MClure headshot
    VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Music proudly announces its first Rawlins Piano Series guest, Mac McClure, an associate professor of piano at the National University of Colombia in Bogota.