Our music ensembles have toured throughout the region, nation, and internationally. Until 1984, SD Mines music ensembles prepared annual concert tours for high schools within South Dakota and the surrounding states, even performing once in Mexico under the direction of Charles Thielen. In the mid-1980s, the focus shifted to US performance venues that presented educational opportunities such as state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association; the Music Educators National Conference in Anaheim, CA; Grand Teton Choral Festival in Jackson Hole, WY. The SDSM&T Master Chorale was chosen to represent South Dakota at the National Cathedral in Washington DC during its dedicatory year in 1991.
In the fall of 1988, the Concert Choir embarked on the first European concert tour. Since that time, SD Mines ensembles have traveled abroad every three to four years to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland where they took three first-place awards in the Association of Irish Musical Societies choral competition. In spring of 2016, the choir returned to Europe for a sixteen-day tour.