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USD Recognizes South Dakota Clarinet Day

VERMILLION, SD – The University of South Dakota will host several clarinet events this week in recognition of South Dakota Clarinet Day.

On Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m., clarinet students from the studio of assistant professor Luis Viquez, DMA, will host a concert performing original and arranged works for clarinet ensemble, including movie themes from “Aladdin” and “Up!”

On Thursday, March 29, the Department of Music and the National Music Museum will host the annual South Dakota Clarinet Day. This free event open to all clarinetists in the area regardless of age or level of expertise, will feature educational seminars from Jane Carl, professor of clarinet at the UMKC Conservatory and Jan Gippo, a former piccolist with the St. Louis Symphony, in addition to USD faculty. There will be performances, clarinet choir rehearsals and masterclasses throughout the day. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the National Music Museum.

For more information, contact Luis Viquez.


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