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Students faculty to showcase creative talent with USD Night at the Washington Pavilion on Saturday

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts will celebrate the creative talent of its students and faculty at the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D. at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

“USD Night at the Washington Pavilion” will showcase USD students in 10 musical and theatrical ensembles at the Washington Pavilion’s Husby Performing Arts Center. Featured performances inside Mary W. Sommervold Hall include the Chamber Singers, USD Jazz Ensemble, USD’s Symphonic Band, the University Symphony Orchestra, USD Opera, theatre students from the New York Showcase, a scene featuring stage combat, a dance from the Theatre Department’s production of “Brigadoon”, and a dramatic scene from its fall production of “Medea.”

The event will also feature USD Department of Art student art and graphic design work along with printmaking and ceramic demonstrations.

“This event will provide a great opportunity to see and hear the talent that resides within the USD College of Fine Arts,” noted Larry Schou, D.M.A., dean of the College of Fine Arts. “Sioux Falls is a cultural center for South Dakota, and the USD College of Fine Arts needs to be in that area showcasing its student and faculty talent.”

“USD Night at the Washington Pavilion” is free and open to the public, and it begins with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Schulte Black Box Theater. Attendees can meet with current USD fine arts students and faculty, and speak with representatives from USD’s other undergraduate colleges, including the College of Arts & Sciences, Beacom School of Business, School of Education and School of Health Sciences. Members of the USD Admissions Staff will also be available to answer questions and assist with the event.

“We hope that this event will draw potential students and their families from the area to see a unique event from the College of Fine Arts, but also to see what our university community has to offer,” stated Megan Rohlck, assistant director of admissions who is assisting with the coordination of the event.

More information is available online at or to register for “USD Night at the Washington Pavilion,” please visit


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