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USD Music Department welcomes Illinois musician as guest pianist

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Department of Music will present guest pianist Ian Moschenross in a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts.

The program, featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Schubert, is free and open to the public.

A versatile pianist, Moschenross is an active recitalist, chamber musician and accompanist throughout western Illinois. An associate professor of music, he has served on the faculty of Monmouth Collage since 2004 where he teaches applied piano, music history, theory, appreciation and interdisciplinary courses. He also chaired the music department from 2005-2011. A member of the Illinois Music Teachers Association, Moschenross is a past executive board member and past treasurer and he has held the post of Principal Keyboard of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony since 2004.

Moschenross earned degrees from Hanover College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studied with C. Kimm Hollis and Mark Clinton, respectively. A photo of Moschenross is available for download at

For more information about this recital, please contact Susan Keith Gray, Department of Music, (605) 677-5724 or email


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News