Mines News

Release Date Monday, April 11, 2016

‘Made in the USA’ Kicks off the Spring Concert Season at SD Mines

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 11, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology kicks off a series of spring musical concerts this week with a “Made in the USA” choral concert.

Mines’ combined Concert Choir and University Choir will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Music Center located next to the O’Harra Building/Museum of Geology on campus.

Friday’s concert, as well as seven others this spring season on campus and in downtown Rapid City, are free and open to the public.

The “Made in the USA” concert features music that originated entirely in the United States. The choral groups will perform works from American composers of Western art music, as well as Western and African folk music. This repertory will be performed during a 15-day concert tour of Italy and Germany in May as members of these choirs are joined by alumni for a European musical/cultural concert tour.

The Concert Choir is an auditioned, mixed-voice ensemble, while the University Choir is a non-auditioned, mixed-voice ensemble open to SD Mines students and community members. Both groups are directed by James D. Feiszli.

Tammy Schnittgrund directs the University Orchestra. David Martinson directs the Symphonic Band.

The full list of upcoming SD Mines concerts:

  • Concert Choir/University Choir Concert – 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, Music Center, SD Mines campus
  • “Go to Mines” Open House performance – 8 a.m. Saturday, April 16, Surbeck Center, SD Mines campus
  • Brass Choir/Sax Ensemble at Main Street Square – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, downtown Rapid City
  • Orchestra/Brass Choir Concert– 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, Music Center, SD Mines campus
  • Choirs at Main Street Square – Noon, Saturday, April 23, downtown Rapid City
  • Symphonic Band Concert – 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, Music Center, SD Mines campus
  • Jazz Band/Master Chorale – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Surbeck Center commons, SD Mines campus
  • Spring Fling Main Street Square Jazz Band/Master Chorale – 4 p.m. Friday, April 29, downtown Rapid City

For details on the Music Program at South Dakota Mines: http://www.sdsmt.edu/Music/


About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


Contact: Fran LeFort, (605) 394-6082, Fran.LeFort@sdsmt.edu