Travel the world with the SD Mines Concert Choir from the rolling hills of Ireland to Italy’s historic cities and sites.

Musice Ensemble in IrelandUntil 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. Then, in the mid-1980s, the music ensembles shifted focus to US performance venues that presented educational opportunities for the students involved. These venues have included 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; and the National Cathedral in Washington DC.

In the fall of 1988, the Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. James D. Feiszli, embarked on the first international 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.

For more information, click on the links below to visit our archives of music travel or contact Dr. Feiszli.

2010-2011 Switzerland & Germany
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Ireland   Ireland flag icon
2003 Austria, Germany and Switzerland
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2001 Italy   Italy flag icon
1996 Germany & Italy   Germany flag icon  Italy flag icon
1996 Switzerland & Germany    Switzerland flag icon  Germany flag icon