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Top-notch performances at BHSU involve students, visitors, and community

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, September 10, 2019/Categories: Events, Students, College of Liberal Arts, Community, Events, Faculty, Staff, 2019

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The BHSU Music Department has a wide variety of performances scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Ranging from instrumental to vocal with several special concerts, all events are located in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall on the Black Hills State University campus and are free to community and students, unless noted.
The Black Hills State University Music Department has a variety of vocal and instrumental performances scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic school year. All events are located in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall and are free to community and students, unless noted.

On Oct. 20, Tobias Greenhalgh will return to campus to perform a guest vocal recital. Dr. Christopher Hahn, assistant professor of music at BHSU says each ensemble performs throughout the year and that the department is especially excited for a few special performances.   

Greenhalgh was a participant in the Music Department’s Johanna Meier Opera Theater Institute several years ago, a two-week workshop that fine-tuned Greenhalgh’s opera knowledge and enhanced his skills and confidence. He now performs frequently in Europe.

“The Music Department at BHSU is unique because our students are provided hands-on experience and a more personal education,” Hahn adds.

During the spring semester, the BHSU Music Department is partnering with the Matthew’s Opera House to give students an opportunity to perform the musical “Bright Star.” This bluegrass-tinged musical is definitely an event to keep an eye out for.

BHSU provides unique experiences for their students that make them more desirable applicants after graduation. Hahn says students leave BHSU proficient in a variety of styles and ensembles making them more versatile and flexible when looking for a job.

From wind ensembles to opera performances and jazz, the BHSU Music Department continues to enrich the cultural lives of Black Hills residents and visitors.

BHSU Music Department Events Schedule:
All events take place in the Meier Recital Hall on the BHSU campus and admission is free unless noted with a ($)

September
  • 22: South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Composition Academy, 2 p.m.
October
  • 5: BH Choirs Concert, 7:30 p.m.
  • 10: Dr. Christopher Hahn Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m.
  • 11: BH Bands Concert, 7:30 p.m.
  • 14: All-State Chorus Rehearsal Day
  • 17: Black Hills Area Music Teachers Association Student Recital, 7:30 p.m.
  • 20: Tobias Greenhalgh Guest Voice Recital, 2:30 p.m. ($)
November
  • 3: Dakota Chamber Orchestra, 2:30 p.m.
  • 7-9: SD MTNA State Conference
  • 14: BHSU Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.
  • 16: BH Choirs Concert, 7:30 p.m.
  • 24: BH Bands Concert, 2:30 p.m.
  • 26: Northern Hills Honors Bands Festival, 6:30 p.m. (Spearfish HS Auditorium)
December
  • 5-7: BHSU Chamber Singers Madrigal Dinner, 6:30 p.m. ($)
January
  • 11: SD All-State Band Mock Auditions
February
  • 1: Trumpet Day
  • 21-22: Musical: Bright Star, 7:30 p.m. (Matthews Opera House) ($)
  • 23: Musical: Bright Star, 2:30 p.m. (Matthews Opera House) ($)
March
  • 1: BH Bands Concert 2:30 p.m.
  • 5: Black Hills Area Music Teachers Association Student Recital, 7:30 p.m.
  • 9: MS/HS Band Clinic
  • 21: Carissa Deming Senior Voice Recital, 7:30 p.m.
  • 22: Hays Chohon: Senior Voice Recital, 2:30 p.m.
  • 23: Choir Day
April
  • 5: Dakota Chamber Orchestra, 2:30 p.m.
  • 14: Northern Hills Chamber Chorale, 7:30 p.m.
  • 19: BH Choirs Concert, 2:30 p.m.
  • 23: BH Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.
  • 26: BH Bands Concert, 2:30 p.m.
May
  • 2: Black Hills Area Music Teachers Association Spring Festival
Schedule is subject to change. For more information contact Dr. Christopher Hahn, assistant professor of Music at 605-642-6888 or Christopher.Hahn@BHSU.edu

About the BHSU Music Department:
The BHSU Music Department strives to develop both student and community musicians and contributes to the region’s musical culture. The Music Department blends individual study for refinement and creative expression with group performance for a comprehensive and cooperative educational environment. The BHSU Music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and is a great fit for those planning to work in music-related fields, become professional musicians, or pursue a teaching career or graduate program.
 
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