The Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony will present its spring concert, A GRAND FINALE, in the main theater of the Johnson Fine Arts Center on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. The program includes music by Mozart, Dvořák, Copland and Beethoven. The concert will be conducted by Dr. Robert Vodnoy, who is in his 12th year as conductor of the orchestra. The concert is sponsored by The Molded Fiber Glass Companies. The program will feature as soloists Dr. Audrey Miller, the new assistant professor of clarinet, and Dr. Kenneth Boulton, Grammy® nominated pianist and the new dean of the School of Fine Arts. The program will also feature the NSU Concert Choir, prepared for the performance by Dr. Timothy Woods. Read more here.
Northern State University will say goodbye to Lindberg Hall by celebrating J.C. Lindberg Day on April 30. J.C. Lindberg Day, hosted by the Lindberg Hall Council, will be held 1-3 p.m. at the hall and will include yard games, brick painting and walking tacos. The event is free and open to the public. The building will be taken down in May in preparation for a new residence hall in that location, which will be completed by July 2018.
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Taylor Wall and Michael Benjamin Weber will hold a senior recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in Northern State University’s Krikac Auditorium.
Wall, the daughter of Kevin and Jody Wall, grew up in Breckenridge, Minn., graduating from Breckenridge High School in 2013.
Weber, the son of Michael and Angela Weber, grew up in Rapid City, graduating from St. Thomas More High School in 2013.
Wall, a vocal music education major and business minor, is a mezzo soprano. She will perform “Che faro senza Euridice?” by Christoph Willibald von Gluck, “Langs ei A” and “Varen” by Edvard Grieg, “Verborgenheit” by Hugo Wolf, along with several other pieces. She will be accompanied by Dr. William Wieland.
Weber, a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance major, is a baritone. He will perform pieces by Handel, Schumann, Dvorak and Kilenyi. He will be accompanied by Mary Marion.
Wall has studied under Dr. Marla Fogderud during her time at Northern. She will graduate from NSU in December. Her future plans involve completing her student-teaching experience in the fall. She looks forward to job opportunities that will reveal themselves in the near future.
“I chose to attend Northern State University after I had my scholarship audition here on campus. One of the things that stood out the most to me about NSU when I was making a school choice was how personable the staff was here. Immediately when I stepped on the NSU campus I was welcomed by all. It felt like home to me, and I will cherish my experience at NSU for the rest of my life. It has been the best four years of my life,” mentioned Wall.
Weber has studied under Mr. Michael Skyles during his time at Northern. He will graduate from Northern in May. His future plans include applying for graduate school to pursue a degree in music therapy after taking a year off to work.
“I chose to attend Northern because of the excellent music faculty and program that Northern provides. Many of my relatives have attended Northern as well, and I am proud to carry on the tradition,” mentioned Weber.
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The Northern State University Symphonic Band and Concert Band will perform their “Band Extravaganza: A Musical Smorgasbord!” concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Main Theater. Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, $2.50 for NSU faculty/staff and free to NSU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased via the School of Fine Arts website or at the JFAC box office. For more information about the concert, please click here.
The “Vibrant Bounty: Chinese Folk Art from the Shaanxi Region” art exhibition is currently on display in the Northern State University Beulah Williams Library. A reception for the exhibition will take place 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the library. The Confucius Institute of NSU will sponsor the reception, which is free and open to the public. This exhibition, which will be on display at the library through May 25, was organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Aberdeen’s second annual COLLEGEpalooza is a back-to-school celebration for Northern State University and Presentation College students. Events will begin at 4 p.m. in downtown Aberdeen.
This year’s schedule will include:
4-6 p.m.: Business walk
5:30 p.m.: Guns ’n Hoses Tug of War
5:45 p.m.: Scholarship drawings