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USD Music Professor and Guest Violinist to Perform "Music of Women Composers"

Image Gray and Kobayashi Laura Kobayashi and Susan Keith Gray

VERMILLION, S.D. — University of South Dakota music professor and Knutson Distinguished Professor Susan Keith Gray with guest violinist Laura Kobayashi will present a lecture-recital Monday called “Music of Women Composers.”

Gray has researched, recorded and performed music of women composers for 25 years with Kobayashi, of Main Street Music Studios in Washington, DC. They will present some of their recent featured composers at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, at Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Details of their work can be found online.


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 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.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News