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School of Performing Arts

Welcome to the School of Performing Arts

South Dakota State University Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (good standing reaffirmed in 2011) and Theatre is accredited by the National Association of the Schools of Theatre. As a member of NASM and NAST, the Music and Theatre Programs are committed to upholding the organization’s national standards for curriculum and policy. Those standards may be found in the NASM Handbook and the NAST Handbook

The school enjoys excellent facilities including the new state-of-the-art Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The Oscar is the location of the 1000-seat Larson Memorial Concert Hall, which plays host annually to some of the world’s most important classical and popular performing artists and the 225-seat Founders Recital Hall with its Reuter Pipe Organ.

One only has to spend a few moments with us to realize that the School of Performing Arts functions as a family. Students experience all the benefits associated with studying at a sizable land-grant institution, but still get to know their professors on a one-on-one basis.

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SDSU Choir Concert to perform at St. Thomas More

The South Dakota State University Concert Choir invites the community to a performance set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Brookings.The concert is free and open to the public.

Brookings Chamber Music Society presents Ensemble Chaconne

The Brookings Chamber Music Society continues its season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, with a performance by Boston-based Ensemble Chaconne.The concert will take place in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the campus of South Dakota State University.

Pham to present senior recital

Isaac Pham, a music education major at South Dakota State University, will present his senior recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus.