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Guest Artists & Clinicians

Denis DiBlasio playing with the SMSU Jazz EnsembleThe Music Program recognizes the value of bringing professional musicians of diverse backgrounds to campus to work with students.  These experiences allow students to benefit from the knowledge and experience of outstanding musicians who have excelled in this profession.  In addition, area schools and local audiences often gain opportunities share in these experiences through open clinics and public concerts. 
Guests are brought to campus through the Guest Artist Series, the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, the SMSU Choirs, collaborative efforts with other programs on and off campus, and through relationships developed between the music faculty and professionals in the field.  Such visits are supported through grants from organizations such as the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, U.S. Bank, and many others.

2019/2020 Guest Artists & Clinicians

An impressive slate of guests are planned for the 2019-2020 school year including:

Erich Rieppel -- timpani masterclass and discussion 9 / 4 / 2019
Natalie Campbell -- voice masterclass 10 / 9 / 2019
Sebastien Hurtaud -- Guest Recital and masterclass, Cello  10 / 27 / 2019
Mark Hetzler & Mr. Chair -- Brass-a-palooza 2 / 1 / 2020
William Huber -- Jazz Residency 3 / 22-25 / 2019

 

Previous Guests

Dakota Jazz Collective
Denis DiBlasio, Baritone Sax/Flute -- 2019 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Immanuel Davis, Flute -- 2019 Festival of Woodwinds
Dashon Burton, Voice -- 2019 voice masterclass
Casey Rafn, Piano; Jesse LaBrie, Voice; Katie Pacza, Voice -- 2019 SMSU Chorale Masterworks
Kayla Wilkins, Voice -- 2018 voice masterclass
James Barnet, Collaborative Pianist -- 2018 masterclass
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet -- 2018 SMSU Chorale collaboration
Stephen Hamilton, Organ -- 2018 SMSU Chorale Masterworks (2016, 2014)
Youngchul Park, Voice -- 2018 voice masterclass
Zachary Colby, Voice -- 2018 voice masterclass
Dakota Jazz Collective -- 2017 Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Mr. Eduardo Tami, Flute/Tango -- 2017 Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Drew Neneman, Voice -- 2017 voice masterclass
34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band -- 2017 Collaborative Concert with SMSU/Community Concert Band
Rob Dixon on Soprano saxRob Dixon, Soprano/Tenor Sax -- 2017 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Bach Society of Minnesota -- 2016 Collaborative Concert with SMSU Chorale
Magdalena Modzelewska, Violin; Aaron Tubergen, Violin -- 2016 Guests with SMSU Chorale
Larry McWilliams, Trumpet -- 2016 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble (2007)
Tristan Eggener, Tuba -- 2016 Brass-a-palooza
Mike Clark, Drum Set -- 2016 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Carl Choi, Conductor -- 2015 chamber winds masterclass
James Ackey, Trumpet -- 2015 Brass-a-palooza
Conrad Herwig, Trombone -- 2015 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
The Rose Ensemble -- 2014 Guest Concert and masterclass
Rachel Brandwein -- 2014 Guest with SMSU Chorale (2013 w/ Symphonic Chamber Winds)
Bill Prince, Multi-Instrumentalist -- 2014 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Trent Lockhart, Trombone -- 2014 Brass-a-palooza
Antonio Hart, Alto Sax -- 2013 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
James Borowski, Bass Trombone -- 2013 Day of Trombone
Michael Philip Mossman, Trombone -- 2012 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Eric Starr, Trombone -- 2012 Day of Trombone
Vocalessence -- 2011 choral masterclass
Daniel McCloud, Percussion -- 2011 Guest Artist with SMSU/Community Concert Band
Rodney Whitaker, String Bass -- 2011 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Matthew Murdock, Trumpet -- 2010 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Ryan Fraley, Composer -- 2010 Guest Composer for Premier with the SMSU/Community Concert Band
Dennis Wilson, Trombone -- 2010 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Jim Snidero, Alto Sax -- 2009 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Christian Zembower, Conductor -- 2008 Guest Conductor with SMSU/Community Concert Band
Michael Flack, Piano -- 2008 Jazz Residency with SMSU Jazz Ensemble
Anthony Pursell, Conductor -- 2007 Guest Conductor with Symphonic Band
 
 

 

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