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USD Summer Music Camp Sets Record Attendance

A record number of young musicians attended the 64th annual USD Summer Music Camp.

David Holdhusen, camp director and interim chairman of the USD Department of Music said the learning and music-making experience, held for six days every July on the USD campus, drew 186 campers this year who have completed grades 5 through 12. They came from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and Arkansas.

Students received a total of 130 lessons, played in 13 major ensembles, attended 20 classes and took part in an honors recital, a talent show and chamber concert.

Photos and videos of the week are posted to Facebook at USD Summer Music Camp.


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.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News