Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SD Mines Music Department Features Music from Elvis to Bach During Four Winter Concerts

RAPID CITY, SD (Nov. 19, 2019) — The community is invited to four free winter music concerts performed by South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students at the SD Mines Music Center and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  

  • The Fall Orchestra Concert kicks things off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the SD Mines Music Center (Old Gym). The orchestra, which is directed by Tammy Schnittgrund, will feature the music of Bach, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and many more great composers.   
  • The Fall Band Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the SD Mines Music Center. The Fall Band Concert will feature several guest conductors.  
  • The annual Holiday at the Cathedral Concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8. The 2019 Holiday at the Cathedral Concerts feature the master chorale, university choir, men’s choir, women’s choir, and the honors brass quintet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral, 520 Cathedral Drive in Rapid City. The choirs will perform works by musical masters from Rachmaninoff to Elvis. The Cathedral is a wonderful space to celebrate the spirit and sounds of the season. The acoustics provided by the large ceiling and high walls exemplify the beautiful singing of our students and community members. The concert is directed by Dr. Matthew Bumbach, director of choirs.

The concerts are free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted to support scholarships for Mines students participating in music. The concerts can be watched live here.

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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 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick, 605.394.2554, Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu

Upcoming Events

Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
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Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019
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Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019
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