Nationally-recognized pianist Adam Golka attended college at the age of 15 at Texas Christian University. The now 24-year-old is set to perform and teach a master class at the University of South Dakota.
Golka will perform Friday, Nov. 4 in the Colton Recital Hall at 8 p.m. He will teach a master class Thursday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Music professor Susan Keith Gray said Golka is a young, fast-rising star in the piano world and a great opportunity for students and faculty to see perform.
“His repertoire is incredibly extensive and he’s amazingly young,” she said. “For those of us who experienced his performing and teaching, he just seems to be wise
beyond his campus.”
In addition to Golka’s performance, soprano Loraine Sims, an associate professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., will perform.
“She’s doing a fairly large set of pieces on different American composers,” Gray said. “It seems to kind of have a theme of love songs of various phases of