NSU to host Young Artist Competition

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University School of Fine Arts will launch the first annual Friends of the Arts/NSU Young Artist Competition on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.

The music performance competition will be open to juniors and seniors from high schools throughout South Dakota and surrounding states.

Generous prizes will be offered for first, second and third place winners in four categories including piano, strings, voice and wind/percussion.

A total of $7,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Prize amounts are as follows: $1,000 for first-place winners, $500 for second-place winners and $250 for third-place winners.

Guaranteed four-year music scholarships to Northern will also be available.

“The faculty are very excited about this new opportunity,” said Dr. Kenneth Boulton, dean of the NSU School of Fine Arts. “It will surely bring the best and brightest high school talent to our beautiful campus for a spectacular day of musical activity and performance.”

Complete details and requirements about the event will be available this coming fall.  For more information about the Young Artist Competition, please visit the competition webpage, or contact Dr. Terry Beckler at Terry.Beckler@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.