USD Professor and Piano Students Visit Festival in Italy

Three USD students accompanied associate professor of music Alessandra Feris to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy this past summer. The students involved were second years Hannah Koruschak, working on a masters degree in piano performance, as well as Rebecca Kelley and Ian Kocher, majoring in piano performance. Not only do the […]

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USD hosts the 27th annual Truran Piano Competition

Eighteen contestants from South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa met this year for the 27th annual Truran Piano Competition. Alessandra Feris, an assistant piano professor, said the goal of the competition is to get young pianists to come to USD and be a part of the music department. She said they accept applications from students eighth […]

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USD faculty perform at Colton Grand re-opening concert

After six months of renovations, the Colton Recital Hall is now open. The faculty of the music department at USD performed at the Colton Recital Hall Grand Re-opening Celebration Concert.  USD music department chair, professor and director of choral activities David Holdhusen said the entire music department was excited and ecstatic to be back on […]

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Finding the right key; non-music majors fill up piano classes

No wonder people click for more info regarding music classes for non-music majors. Piano classes for non-music majors have been filling up fast, and the number of students enrolling in piano lessons are continuing to climb.  A large amount of non-music majors’ interest in piano lessons is increasing the talk of personal growth for the […]

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