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Omer String Quartet to open Brookings Chamber Music Society season

The Omer String Quartet will open the 2019-20 season for the Brookings Chamber Music Society. The society, which started in 1981, has the mission to present the finest in chamber music for the enjoyment of the Brookings community.

SDSU music professor receives Fulbright to teach in Egypt

Associate professor Tammy Evans Yonce has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach at the Academy of Arts in Egypt this spring.

Drum Corps International makes lasting impression on SDSU participants

Each summer, students across the country participate in competitive drum and bugle corps, honing their musical abilities and having fun in the process. This year, South Dakota State University had five students involved with Drum Corp International competitions—Matthew Avenson (tuba), Alex Barthel (baritone), Brady DeBelts (percussion), Madelynn Hotchkiss (percussion) and Kaitlin Niles (color gua

Cole Redhorse Jacobson to speak Thursday at South Dakota Art Museum

Cole Redhorse Jacobson will speak Thursday at 7 p.m. at the South Dakota Art Museum. His talk, “Dakota Puckertoes and the Woodland Heritage,” is the 2019 Northern Plains Tribal Arts Show Jurors Forum Lecture. Light refreshments will be served.

Ragsdale, Yonce record new music in The Tank

Associate music professors Aaron Ragsdale and Tammy Evans Yonce recorded three new pieces at The Tank Center for Sonic Arts through a grant from New Music USA.

S.D. Nelson and Gregory Bryan to speak at South Dakota Art Museum

S.D. Nelson and Gregory Bryan, the men behind two South Dakota Art Museum exhibits of American Indian story illustrations, will speak on Sept. 12 at 5:45 p.m. during the 5-7 p.m. closing reception for S.D. Nelson: Sharing My Vision and A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories. The public is invited to a book signing from 4-5 p.m.

Campbell named Stuart Artist-in-Residence

Canadian visual artist and cartoonist Jessica Campbell has been selected as the Stuart Artist-in-Residence for South Dakota State University’s School of Design. She will have a public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, at the South Dakota Art Museum’s auditorium. She will be on campus Monday through Oct. 4. There will be an open studio event from 4-6 p.m. Oct.

“Afghan War Rugs” opens at South Dakota Art Museum

Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia, an international exhibition of contemporary Afghan war rugs, opened Aug. 23 at South Dakota Art Museum. The exhibition will be on view through Nov. 24, 2019. The museum will host a free public reception Thursday from 5-7 p.m. with exhibition co-curator, Annmarie Sawkins, speaking at 5:45 p.m.

“Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday” preview screening

The public is invited to a free preview screening of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s new documentary Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday, Tuesday, August 6, at 2pm at the South Dakota Art Museum, 1036 Medary Ave., Brookings, SD. In addition to the 30-minute screening, the event features a Q&A with SDPB’s Stephanie Rissler, producer of Vanished South Dakota, and South Dakota historian

Okerman performed with the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band

For South Dakota State University senior music major Julia Okerman, this summer brought about an exciting opportunity. The trumpeter earned a place in the Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma National Intercollegiate Band, the nation’s oldest national honor band, which gathered in July to perform at Oklahoma State University. “I enjoyed meeting new people who traveled from around the country to pa