Award Winning Professor Back in Fine Arts Department

Young Ae Kim has returned to USD as professor in the graphic design program after teaching at SDSU for five years.  In the beginning of Kim’s career, she wanted to be a doctor. However, she changed her major after realizing that she wanted to do something she enjoyed. In 2000, she graduated from Sookmyung Women’s […]

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LaCognata reassigned to National Music Museum

Starting Jan. 1, the National Music Museum (NMM) will have a new person assisting with collections. John LaCognata, director of bands for the Fine Arts Department at USD, is moving to the NMM to assist with transitioning collections from Julian Hall and the South Dakota Union back to the museum. LaCognata conducted the symphonic and […]

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Fine Arts looks forward, prepares for “normal” semester

The Fine Arts building has seen many changes during the last year due to COVID-19 — changes such as smaller ensembles, livestreamed performances and limited audiences.   Before COVID-19, Bruce Kelley, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said the building was lively and had frequent performances. Although the departments have tried to continue with performances, Kelley said […]

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“Songs of the Seasons” Graduate opera recital

Vocal performance major Michaela Lynn Rabideau performed her graduate opera recital Saturday. It was held in Colton Recital Hall, which currently has a limited attendance of 28 people. The theme of Rabideau’s performance was seasons. She started with summer, then went through autumn, winter and spring, then ended with an opera joke of audition season. Most of the […]

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She Kills Monsters brings empowerment and fantasy to the stage

The upcoming USD production of She Kills Monsters empowers women through adventure and growth. Premiering via livestream at the Knutson Theatre April 22-25, She Kills Monsters brings strong, complex LGBTQ+ characters to the stage.  Senior theatre studies major and acting, stage management and technical directing emphasis, LD Dowell plays Tilly in She Kills Monsters.  Dowell […]

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One-Act​ Festival celebrates student writers, directors

The annual Ron L. Moyer One-Act Festival gives student directors and playwrights a chance to showcase their talents here at USD. On March 26, three short plays were showcased with a virtual audience for the festival. The plays were 4.48 Psychosis, A Sky Blue Roof and Leo and Momma, all directed by students.  Senior secondary […]

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Jade Bolin’s senior percussion recital

At USD, every music major has to perform a half hour recital to fulfill their graduation requirements. For percussionists, this includes a mallet piece, a multiple percussion piece and a small or group ensemble piece.  Senior music education major Jade Bolin performed her senior recital on March 27th in Colton Recital Hall in the Fine Arts building. Bolin has […]

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