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USD Professor Holds Piano Recital Oct. 12

Photo of Alessandra Feris. USD assistant professor Alessandra Feris will hold a faculty piano recital this Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Music presents a faculty recital by pianist and USD assistant professor Alessandra Feris this Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

From Brazil, Feris will present a solo recital in Colton Recital Hall in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The recital is free and open to the public.

Feris has an extensive career as soloist and chamber musician and has been a guest artist teacher all over the world. Feris is devoted to the diffusion of Latin-American music and is often requested to premiere works by Brazilian contemporary composers. She has performed widely in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Serbia and in the United States.

The recital will feature works by Enrique Granados, Zoltan Kodaly, and Johannes Brahms.


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