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USD Hosts 66th Annual Summer Music Camp

Photo of Music Camp. USD hosts the 66th annual Summer Music Camp July 9-14.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Music hosts the 66th annual Summer Music Camp July 9-14.

“The USD Summer Music Camp is a place for students who love music to come together with other students who share that love from across the region,” said David Holdhusen, chair of the camp and USD music department. “I love the process of the week and seeing these kids come together not knowing each other, and at the end of the week, they are making music. That’s the most rewarding part of the camp for students and the staff.”

About 200 students who have completed grades 5-12 are expected to attend the six-day camp. Activities include vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as a variety of other musical classes and experiences. Opportunities for private lessons in a specific instrument or voice are also available upon the request.

For additional information, visit the Summer Music Camp website.


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.


Hanna DeLange
USD News