Music Center Calendar 2019-20

Fantasy and Fright
Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Master Chorale
Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 PM
Music Center

Orchestra Fall Concert
University Orchestra
Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 PM
Music Center

Fall Band Concert
University Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band
Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 PM
Music Center

Holiday Cathedral Concert
University Choir, Master Chorale, Men’s & Women’s Choir
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 PM
Sunday, Dec. 8, 7:30 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral

Fall Commencement  
December 14

Winter Concert
Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 PM
Music Center

Scholarship Auditions
Friday, April 3, 4:00–8:00 PM
Music Center

Spring Battle of the Bands
University Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band
Friday, April 17, 7:30 PM
Music Center

Spring Orchestra Concert
University Orchestra & Brass Choir
Friday, April 24, 7:30 PM
Music Center

Spring Choir Concert
University Choir, Master Chorale, Concert Choir
Monday, April 27, 8:00 PM
Music Center

Spring Commencement
Brass Choir
May 9

Asia Trip
May 10–23

Music Activities

At the School of Mines, music is interwoven into the science and engineering curriculum, allowing students to flourish in a diverse environment rich with talent, knowledge, and passion. Music-making sparks the imagination, demands innovation, develops rigorous self-discipline and intellectual flexibility – skills integral to success in every field.

Our unique music ensemble courses and other offerings challenge our students to think creatively and develop greater musical understandings through the study and performance of all varieties of music, while gaining invaluable teaming and communication skills that serve them well throughout their chosen careers. Our music program, created and developed by former SD Mines Director of Music Dr. James D. Feiszli, was cited by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and Carnegie Foundation as the major reason for his being awarded the 2013 CASE-Carnegie Professor of the Year for South Dakota.

SD Mines music ensembles have performed at conferences, competitions, and festivals around the world. Student receive personalized instruction from faculty renowned and respected for their contributions to the music profession.

Music activities are housed in the Music Center, located in one of the most historic buildings on campus, on the southeast corner of the campus quadrangle. A focal point of campus life, the Music Center hosts concerts, recitals, classes, rehearsal rooms, and social events.

For more information, contact the music office at (605) 394-2433 or any of the faculty members linked on these pages.

Asia Tour 2020

In May 2020, past and present musicians from SDSM&T Music Center will have the chance to travel to Japan and China on a musical and cultural tour. Music is the language which connects societies all over the world and we hope that you will be able to join is for this unique experience. 

The estimated cost of this 14-day trip is $5,000 per traveler and will include concerts performed by SDSM&T ensembles as well as cultural experiences.

By June 15, 2019, all Alumni and Student travelers must register through the link below and pay the $500 down payment to be included in this international experience. Payments may be submitted electronically through the registration site or checks can be made out to SD Mines Foundation Music Travel and submitted to SD Mines Foundation, c/o Music Travel, 306 East Saint Joseph St., Ste. 200, Rapid City, SD 57701. The site will remain active if anyone wants to continue to submit payments for the overall trip costs. If you have questions please contact Dr. Haley Armstrong at haley.armstrong@sdsmt.eduor 605-394-2433 for more information on the trip or payments.

Non-travelers, if you are interested in supporting a student to participate in this trip, we are accepting donations. You can contact Dr. Haley Armstrong at haley.armstrong@sdsmt.eduor 605-394-2433 for more information or donations can be sent directly to SD Mines Foundation, c/o Music Travel, 306 East Saint Joseph St., Ste. 200, Rapid City, SD 57701.

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Don't Miss A Concert

2019-20 Concert Dates (.pdf) of Music Events
Alana Playing Instrument

Scholarship Auditions, April 3, 2020

Students wishing to obtain a music scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year must prepare a solo displaying advanced musical skills and sensibilities. There will be a competitive audition for available scholarships. Scholarship applicants must 1) be enrolled in a degree program at SDSM&T with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, 2) have been in an SDSM&T music ensemble for at least one semester, and 3) exhibit leadership potential. Scholarship winners will be expected to play in a large ensemble and a small ensemble at the Director of Music's discretion.

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