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USDs 62nd annual Summer Music Camp is July 7 to 12

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Department of Music is hosting the 62nd annual USD Summer Music Camp, July 7-12.

This year’s camp, which features more than 180 high school and middle school student musicians from the quad state area, culminates with three special performances: at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at Aalfs Auditorium featuring jazz bands, show choirs and percussion ensembles; at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12 at Aalfs Auditorium featuring concert bands, concert choirs and a string orchestra; and at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 12 at Colton Recital Hall in the College of Fine Arts featuring chamber strings, opera, chamber choir and additional small ensembles.

The USD Summer Music Camp is open to students who have completed grades 5-12 and includes music instruction and performance opportunities with members of the USD Music faculty. Activities include vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as a variety of other musical activities. Opportunities for private lessons in a specific instrument or voice are also available. Registrations are still being accepted. Forms are available for download at

For more information about the USD Summer Music Camp, please go to or contact David Holdhusen, Ph.D., director of choral activities, at (605) 677-5721 or send an e-mail to More information about the USD Music Department is available at


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, Knudson 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