Dwight Vaught accepts position as director of National Music Museum

For years, Dwight Vaught has dedicated his career to studying and embracing the music field. He knew that music and the arts were going to be a big part of his life’s journey, and he continues to follow that course as he embarks on his next journey: the director of the National Music Museum (NMM) […]

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Mentor and mentee reunited for USD Low String Studio concert

The USD Low String Studio is the first concert to play in the National Music Museum’s renovated amphitheater on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. Professor Sonja Kraus, the cello and double bass instructor at USD, has invited her former instructor from Indiana University, Professor Emilio Colón, to play with the Low String Studio. “I met […]

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Amplified opening at the National Music Museum

Two local Yankton guitarists performed on Sept. 10 in the new Janet Wanzek Performance Hall to kick-off the “NMM Live!” concert series at the National Music Museum. Guitarists Mike Hilson and Jay Gilbertson started playing together almost 34 years ago after they met at a music shop in Yankton. They performed in multiple bands together and played a […]

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SGA swears in senators, questions President Gestring

In its first in-person meeting of the semester, the USD Student Government Association swore in two new senators — Carter Linke and Caleb Weiland. The body also hosted University President Sheila Gestring and USD COVID-19 task force head Kevin O’Kelley. President Gestring spoke about the completion of the DakotaDome renovation and the continuing renovation of […]

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Live concert series performs in Farber Hall on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, the National Music Museum (NMM) held “Classical Valentine”, a performance by the Mahr Quartet, as part of their on-going NMM Live! Series.  From Omaha, Nebraska, the Mahr String Quartet celebrated the holiday of love with a mixture of classical favorites. Melissa Holtmeier, principal violinist and manager, said the Mahr Quartet focused on […]

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