Amanda Samuelson, pianist, will be the first of four featured students for the “First Friday” concert series at Black Hills State University.  Her performance is Friday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m. in Meier Hall Room 128.

The music department at Black Hills State University will showcase the musical talent of students at a new concert series known as the “First Friday.”

Starting Friday, Feb. 6, and every first Friday of the month thereafter throughout the semester, the music department will select one of its top students to perform.

The first student to be featured will be Amanda Samuelson, senior composite music major from Faith.  Her performance Friday, Feb. 6, “The Satire of Satie,” will include a presentation and music composed by pianist Eric Satie.

The “First Friday” schedule continues as follow:

  • Friday, March 6-Kim Ulmen, junior composite instrumental music major from Kadoka.
  • Friday, April 3-Jamin Eben, senior composite music major from Rapid City.
  • Friday, May 1-Ashton Vandenhoak, senior composite vocal music major from Jamestown, Mich.

Each performance will be at 9:30 a.m. in Meier Hall Room 128.
“The music department wants to provide more opportunities for community members to meet our talented music students,” Larsen says, “We thought that providing programs in the morning with a chance to have breakfast with the arts might especially appeal to retirees, and give them a social venue as well.  Everyone is welcome to attend.”

For more information, contact Dr. Janeen Larsen or call 642-6241.  Parking permits will be provided at the event.