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USD Music Department Hosts Rawlins Piano Series Guest Pianist

Mac MClure headshot The USD music department hosts Mac McClure for its Rawlins Piano Series Sept. 30.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of Music proudly announces its first Rawlins Piano Series guest, Mac McClure, an associate professor of piano at the National University of Colombia in Bogota.

McClure will present a recital of Spanish music in the Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. He will also teach a piano masterclass for USD students Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Warren M. Lee Center. Both events are open to the public at no charge.

Internationally recognized for his profound and in-depth knowledge of Spanish music, McClure has recorded forty CDs of Catalan and Spanish repertoire. All recordings are available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Mac McClure holds a degree in philology from the University of North Carolina. In 1984 he moved to Barcelona to study with Carlota Garriga at the prestigious Marshall Academy. Mac McClure's repertoire extends from Bach to Lutoslawski, Messeain and Rzweski. Very common in his programs is the music of Spanish composers Falla, Garriga, Montsalvatge, Mompou, Rodrigo, Surinach, Turina. His interpretations of the music of the 20th century and contemporary music have been acclaimed by critics, the public and composers.

To learn more about McClure, visit his 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
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