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USD's Rawlins Piano Trio Performs Nov. 2

Rawlins Trio The Rawlins Piano Trio is a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars that performs throughout the United States and abroad.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio plays its fall concert on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on campus.

The internationally-recognized ensemble will perform a program entitled “Romantic Inspirations,” featuring works from Haydn, Shostakovich and Schumann that each composer dedicated to his love interest.

This year new violinist Ioana Galu joins fellow faculty members Marie-Elaine Gagnon on cello and Susan Keith Gray on piano. The trio is named for its benefactors, the late Marjorie and Robert Rawlins.

Since its founding in 1987, the Rawlins Piano Trio has distinguished itself as a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars. The ensemble performs throughout the United States and abroad and has five CD recordings.

For more information contact Susan Keith Gray, 605-677-5724; Marie-Elaine Gagnon, 605-677-5725; Ioana Galu, 419-494-6016. Download a high resolution photo.


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.