Membership in the AUCS is through auditions at the beginning of each season. For Northern students, under the new credit guidelines, up to 3 semesters of ensemble credit (MUEN110-310) can be counted toward the Arts & Humanities 6-credit requirement for graduation.
The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony (AUCS) has been a focal point of musical life in Aberdeen for more than a century. It was founded as the Normal Orchestra before 1910 under J.J. Cason, and became a college/community orchestra in 1920 under Howard Elson Goodsell.
The nonprofit "Friends of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony" supports the orchestra and strengthens it as a community resource. The orchestra receives an Importation of Musicians Grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.
Tickets are available from the Johnson Fine Arts Center Box Office. Box office hours are noon-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; phone number is 605-626-2900, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The box office opens two hours before show time on performance nights.
For more information about the AUCS or tickets for orchestra concerts, contact the NSU Fine Arts Office at 605-626-2497.
Two graduate research assistantship positions provide an exciting opportunity for a string player to pursue a graduate degree while teaching and doing research at NSU! Positions offer generous tuition remission and a stipend for up to two years.
Current openings are for:
- A string player pursuing a graduate degree in education at NSU with emphases in music, ESL, special education or education administration
- A string player pursuing a graduate degree in education at NSU with emphases in music, ESL, special education, education administration, or sport performance and leadership