VERMILLION, S.D. -- Augustana University music professor Rick Andrews will present a free lecture-recital Thursday, Jan. 28, in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the USD campus. The presentation, “Exploring the Many Wonders of Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit,” will consist of an illustrated lecture and a performance of the Ravel work “Gaspard de la Nuit.”
Andrews is an award-winning teacher and performer whose career spans more than three decades. He is currently professor of music at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, university where he is director of the keyboard area, teaches music theory, applied piano, piano literature, and piano pedagogy. In 2015, Andrews received the coveted Augustana Student Association Faculty Recognition Award for his service both in and out of the classroom.
Known for his innovative performances and lectures, Andrews remains active as a performer of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire throughout the upper Midwest. He has won high honors at major competitions and festivals, including the Greater Southwest Music Festival, the Mountain View Concerto Competition, the Dallas Civic Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical Club Solo Competitions, the Sawhill Piano Competition, and the International Beethoven Sonata Competition. He has also been named a Gold Medalist in the International Piano Recording Competition. Andrews has appeared as piano soloist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.