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USD Music Majors Win State Awards

Image Rymma Maslova USD music major Rymma Maslova from Kiev, Ukraine

VERMILLION, S.D. — Two University of South Dakota students recently won state music awards at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association (SDMTA) held at Black Hills State University in Spearfish.

Hannah Lambertz, a senior from Yankton, South Dakota, majoring in vocal performance, won second place in the SDMTA Junior/Senior Collegiate Voice Competition. Her teacher at USD is Tracelyn Gesteland.

Rymma Maslova, a senior from Kiev, Ukraine, majoring in piano performance, took second place in the SDMTA Collegiate Piano Competition. Her teacher at USD is Susan Keith Gray.

Maslova will perform her senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, in the Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. It’s free and open to the public.


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


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 84 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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News