Music Department Releases Fall Event Schedule

Image USD Fall 2016 music concerts The holiday concert is one of numerous events scheduled this fall by the USD music department.

VERMILLION, S.D -- Events for this fall semester produced by the University of South Dakota Department of Music include concerts by students and nationally recognized artists.

The Weaver Guest Artist this year is Nathan Cook, a cellist, who will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the Colton Recital Hall. The Rawlins Piano Trio Concert, featuring a new violinist, is 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Colton Recital Hall. And the Rawlins guest pianist, Ingrid Fliter, performs at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall.

Notable student performances include:

  • Oct. 16: USD Fall Choral Showcase at 3 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium
  • Nov. 19: USD Opera: Babes & Bad Guys at 7 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall
  • Nov. 20: The Sound of USD’s Year End Spectacular at 2:30 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium
  • Nov. 20: USD Opera: Babes & Bad Guys at 4 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall
  • Dec. 4: USD Music Department Holiday Concert at 3 p.m. in Aalfs Auditorium

The National Music Museum is hosting two live performances a month. All concerts are at 12:05 p.m. and 7 p.m of the same day, except the Dec. 2 concert, which will only be at 12:05 p.m. The noon concert is free admission for all attendees as well as a free tour of the museum after the concert. The evening performance costs $7 admission, but students and National Music Museum members-with-benefits can attend for free. Dates of those concerts:

  • Sept. 23: James Conway, harmonica
  • Oct. 14: Darren Thompson, Native-American flutist
  • Nov. 18: The Trio Pardessus, pardessus viols, harpsichord
  • Dec. 2: South Dakota Brass Quintet

The National Music Museum will also host NMM at the Movies the first Monday night of each month at 7 p.m. at the Coyote Twin theater in Downtown Vermillion. Admission for the movies is $5, but free to students and National Music Museum members-with-benefits.

Full calendar of USD concerts.

Download a photo: The holiday concert is one of numerous events scheduled this fall by the USD music department.

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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.

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