MUSIC EVENTS 2016 - 2017

The Music Program presents

*Tentative Schedule and Subject to Changes.

FALL, 2016

August 16-19, SMSU Pep Band CampSMSU Music Rooms, All Day

August 19Mustang Pep BandFreshman Convocation, RA Facility, Time TBA

September 1Mustang Pep Band (FB)SMSU vs. UM Duluth, REC, 7 p.m.

September 9Mustang Pep BandCombined Pep Band, Paynesville Highschool, 4 p.m. - Departure, 7 p.m. - Game, 11 p.m. - Return

Septermber 17Mustang Pep Band (FB), SMSU vs. University of Mary, REC, 1 p.m.

September 17Mustang Pep BandPursuit of Excellence, REC (Star Field, REC, and MHS), All Day 5 p.m. - Start, 7:30 p.m. - Perf.

September 24Bach Cantata RetreatFirst Lutheran Church, All Day

September 30SMSU University Gala w/ SMSU Jazz Ensemble and SMSU Chorale, RA Facility, 6 p.m, Contact SMSU Foundation Office for Tickets

October 1Mustang Pep Band (FB)SMSU vs. Upper Iowa **Homecoming**, Parade - Marshall, 11 a.m., Game - REC, 6 p.m.

October 1NY Concert, Lake Benton Opera House, 3 p.m.

October 2NY Concert, FA Theatre, 2:30 p.m.

October 2Melanie LeeSenior Recital, First Lutheran Church, 5 p.m.

October 15Mustang Pep Band (FB)SMSU vs. Wayne State **Ag Bowl**, REC, 6 p.m.

October 17SMSU Singfest, FA Theatre & Music Rooms, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

October 24, SMSU Jazz Ensemble (opening reception), Udon Thani Rajabhat University, SMSU Conference Center, 8 a.m.

October 29Mustang Pep Band (FB)SMSU vs. Concordia St. Paul **Play Like a Mustang!**, REC, 10:30 a.m. - Reh., 1 p.m. - Game

October 30Southwest Minnesota Orchestra w/ guest vocalist & SMSU Music Alumnus, Ryan Ross, & the Meadowlark Quartet, "Exiled Voices", SCCPA, 4 p.m.

November 3SMSU Choral"In the Shadow of Greatness", First Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

November 10Faculty New Work: Dr. Anna Degraff"Innovation through Collaberation", CH 201, 12 p.m.

November 12Mustang Pep Band (FB), SMSU vs. Augustana, REC, 1 p.m.

November 12Dr. Anna Degraff, Faculty Recital, FA Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

November 16Student Recital, FA Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

November 19SMSU Jazz Ensemble"Celebrating 10 Years of the Guest Artist Series" w/ guest artist Larry McWilliams (trumpet) and SMSU Jazz Alumni, FA Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

November 28, Mustang Pep Band in Concert, FA Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

November 30Student Recital, FA Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

December 1Men's Glee Club & Bella Voce"Deepest Winter Night," First Lutheran, 7:30 p.m.

December 3SMSU Community Concert Band; SMSU Jazz Ensemble; SMSU Chorale; Bella Voce; Men's Glee Club; and the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, "A Very Prairie Christmas", SCCPA, 7:30 p.m.

December 6SMSU Music Program, Vocal Master-class, FA 132, 4:30 p.m.

December 7Student Recital, FA Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

December 7SMSU Music ProgramInstrumental Master-class, FA 135, 4:30 p.m.

December 8SMSU Community Concert Band"The British Are Coming," FA Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

December 9Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs UM Duluth, RA, 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

December 10TubaChristmas, Upper Level Student Center Lobby, 2 p.m.

December 10Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs. St. Cloud, RA, 5 p.m. 7 p.m.

December 13SMO Holiday Cheer! at Holy Redeemer Church, 7 p.m.


SPRING, 2017

January 20Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs. Concordia St. Paul, R/A Facility, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

January 21Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs. MSU Mankato, R/A Facility, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

January 23Musang Pep Band, Combined Band @ MinneotaMinneota vs. MCC **outreach performance,** Minneota H.S.

January 27Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs. MSU Moorhead, R/A Facility, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

January 28Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs. Northern State, Hawaiian Night, R/A Facility, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

February 3, Mustang Pep BandGold Rush Raffle, SMSU Conference Center, 6:30 p.m.

February 10Mustang Pep Band (BB)SMSU vs. Wayne State, Play Like a MustangR/A Facility, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

February 11Mustang Pep Band (BB), SMSU vs. AugustanaR/A Facility, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

February 16, Russian TroikaChamber Music from the Soviet Union Music of Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Arvo Part, Campus Religious Center, 7:30 p.m.

February 16-18MMEA Midwiner InserviceMinneapolis Convention Center, All Day

February 21Southwest Minnesota OrchestraAll Mozart ConcertFirst Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

]February 22Mustang Pep Band (BB)NSIC Tournament 1st RoundR/A Facility, Time - TBA

February 23
Russian Roundtable: Playing Russian Roulette with the American Election of 2016.  Discussion moderated by Dr. Anthony amato and Dr. Daniel Rieppel, William Whipple Gallery, BA 291, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Symphonic Chamber Winds w/ Redwood Valley H.S. BandsEstebo Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

February 25SMSU All-State Audition Workshop, SMSU Music Rooms, Fine Arts, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

March 2
SMSU Chorale, Chorale Farewell Concert: "Rutter Requiem," First Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Carlson, solo recital by Minnesota pianist, Music of Stravinsky and Rachmaninov, Campus Religious Center, 7:30 p.m.

March 6-10, **SPRING BREAK**

March 17-21SMSU Chorale Tour New York/Carnegie Hall

March 22 & 25SMO feat. Saint-Saens Symphony #3 w/ guest artist Lawrence Lawyer (organ)Building Minnesota: The Centennial Celebration of Emmanuel Masaqueray, March 22Holy Reedemer Catholic Church, 7: 30 p.m., March 25Cathedral and Shrine of Saint Paul, 2 p.m.

March 25, SMSU Music Program AuditionsFine Arts 132, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 27SMSU Jazz Ensemble w/ guest artist Rob Dixon (saxophone) and the C.H.S. Jazz BandCanby High School, 7:30 p.m.

March 28SMSU Jazz Ensemble w/ guest artist Rob Dixon (saxophone) and the M.H.S. Jazz Bands, Marshall Middle School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

April 3SMSU Jazz EnsembleAll-City Jazz Festival, Schwan's Community Center for the Performing Arts @ Marshall HS, 7 p.m.

April 6Men's Glee Club & Bella Voce"Eastern Pictures," First Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

April 8Spring SingFirst Lutheran Church, 2 p.m.

April 10SMSU Symphonic Chamber WindsFine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Apil 11-12NASM Visitation, Fine Arts, All Day

April 12Student RecitalFine Arts Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

April 17SMSU Jazz EnsembleFine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

April 19Student RecitalFine Arts Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

April 22SMSU/Community Band w/ guest ensemble 34th Infantry Division Band "Red Bull Band," Fine Arts Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

April 26Student RecitalFine Arts Theatre, 1:30 p.m.

April 26SMSU Music ProgramNon-majors Master-classFine Arts 135, 4:30 p.m.

April 27SMSU Music ProgramMajors/Minors Maser-classFine Arts 135, 4:30 p.m.

April 27SMSU Chorale w/ guest ensemble Tracy Area High School ChoirFirst Lutheran Church, 7:30 p.m.

May 1-2, SMSU Music Program JuriesFine Arts 132, All day

May 3Junior Proficiency Oral Exams, Fine Arts, All day

May 6SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds; SMSU Chorale; Men's Glee Club; & Bella Voce, CommencementR/A Facility, 10 a.m.

June 26-28Minnesota Area Conducting Workshop, SMSU Music Rooms, Fine Arts, All day

General Information

For more information on the year's events and the music program, contact the Music Program at (507) 537-7103 or email  This schedule supercedes any printed materials and press releases.


All events are open to the public and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

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Event Locations / Parking

Generally, parking is available without a permit anywhere on campus AFTER 4:30 p.m., except in specific-reserved spots.  If you are visiting the campus during the day for a Fine Arts event, call (507) 537-7103 for parking updates.  We will coordinate free parking for events upon request.

To find event locations and adjacent parking lots, visit our interactive Campus Map.  Scroll down on the page to check the box(es) for the locations you want to see on the map.

ADA/Section 504

Individuals with a disability who need a reasonable accommodation to participate should call 507-537-7103, 1-800-642-0684, or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529 at least 5 to 7 days in advance.


Thank you for your support of the Fine Arts!


Last Modified: 3/13/17 6:47 PM