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USD College of Fine Arts Hosts Diversity in the Arts Series

VERMILLION, SD – The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts Inclusive Excellence Committee will host three events this spring semester focusing on diversity in the arts.

The Department of Music hosts a concert on Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Farber Hall, Old Main. Women composers will be the focus of the musical selections.

The Department of Art will be giving a creative presentation followed by a panel discussion and conversation on March 15 at 7 p.m. in the John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The focus of this event will be gender in the arts.

Finally, the Department of Theatre will be hosting a presentation called, “Songs of Social Justice” at 6 p.m. on April 2 in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. The presentation will be related to the upcoming production of “Cabaret” and will be comprised of songs about social justice and diversity from the Weimar Republic.


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