September 7, 2019 

The Great Plains New Music Festival is dedicated to the performance of music of living composers. Hosted on the campus of the University of South Dakota, the festival is open to all solo and chamber musicians and composers wishing to perform their works live. The application-based festival offers a venue to present your works at one of a series of concerts. There is no fee to apply and no compensation to perform.


  • Performances should be 20 minutes or shorter in length. Multiple works may be presented in a single performance.
  • Composers wishing to apply must provide their own musician(s) to perform.
  • Ensembles will be responsible for all instruments except for piano and large percussion equipment (please specify needs to confirm availability). 
  • Limited technical support will be available.

View the Great Plains New Music Festival Schedule

If you have any questions, if you want more information or if you experience problems with the application, please contact Darin Wadley.

Name Department & Office Contact
Darin Wadley
  • Associate Professor, Percussion
W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 117