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Music Schools & Colleges in South Dakota

Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD
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The Department of Music offers performance experiences that include international and regional touring, performances in the renowned Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, and the opportunity to perform and learn from nationally known visiting artists. Large and chamber ensembles are available in vocal and instrumental studies. Keyboard majors rehearse and perform on the highest quality concert pianos and organs. Class sizes in theory, history and conducting are purposely small to enhance learning and class participation. Our low student-to-instructor ratio affords music majors individualized attention from faculty who are widely acknowledged as leaders in their specialized areas. Students study applied lessons with our faculty, including members of the Augustana String Quartet, a core ensemble of the South Dakota Symphony who are in residence at Augustana.

Black Hills State University
Spearfish, SD
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Welcome to the Music Program at Black Hills State University. BHSU is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and has a rich history of preparing music educators and performers.

Dakota Wesleyan University
Mitchell, SD
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The music program at Dakota Wesleyan University exists to offer our students an opportunity to develop creativity and nonlinear thought, offer praise to our creator and explore music’s important role in the enrichment of the human spirit through the pursuit of artistic excellence and through relevant and intentional classroom instruction.
In addition, our performing ensembles play a valuable public relations role for the university, serving as its representatives in performances regionally and beyond.

Mount Marty College
Yankton, SD
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Students have been showcasing their musical talents at Mount Marty College since the college first opened its doors. Some are music majors, while others just enjoy playing or singing and want to participate at the college level. Both the choral and band programs include some ensembles open to all students and others open to select students through audition. Performance opportunities include campus and community concerts and events, college tours, and the annual Vespers concert during the Christmas season.

Northern State University
Aberdeen, SD
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Imagine doing what you love for a living. If what you love is music, the NSU Music Department will help you achieve that dream. Northern’s music department boasts superb musical training, outstanding musical productions, and excellent ensembles including three bands, a college/community orchestra, three choral ensembles and jazz ensembles.

South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD
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Welcome to the home of South Dakota State University’s Department of Music! To the left you will find links to important information regarding our degree programs, faculty, performance calendar, and audition information.

Music is a dynamic cultural force on the SDSU campus. Opportunities for non-majors to participate in performance groups, private lessons or enroll in general music courses are important departmental offerings. For those students wishing to pursue music as a career, a variety of excellent options are available under fully accredited programs.

University of Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD
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Welcome to the homepage of the Music Department at the University of Sioux Falls! The Music Department serves students of all academic disciplines, with opportunities to major in music or to participate as a non-major in a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Performance and participation scholarships are available for interested students.

University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD
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A degree in music from The University of South Dakota provides students with a solid foundation to enter the teaching profession, gain confidence as a performer, or to seek an advanced degree in music education, performance or music history. We will help you Develop Your Dream and Talents.