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School of Performing Arts

Welcome to the School of Performing Arts

South Dakota State University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (good standing reaffirmed in 2011). As a member of NASM, the Music Program is committed to upholding the organization’s national standards for curriculum and policy. Those standards may be found in the NASM Handbook

The school enjoys excellent facilities including the new state-of-the-art Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center is the location of the 1000-seat Larson Concert Hall, which plays host annually to some of the world’s most important classical and popular performing artists, and the 225-seat Founders Recital Hall with its Reuter Pipe Organ.

One only has to spend a few moments with us to realize that the School of Performing Arts functions as a family. Students experience all the benefits associated with studying at a sizable land-grant institution, but still get to know their professors on a one-on-one basis.

School of Performing Arts Events

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Jun 9

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Jun 10

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Jun 11

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center
Jun 12

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center

School of Performing Arts News

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Performance

SDSU bachelor's degree in theatre earns accreditation

South Dakota State University officials announced the university’s bachelor’s degree program (B.A./B.S) in theatre has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences move onto the next chapter

It’s almost graduation and time for students to move onto the next chapter of their lives! Three seniors in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences have shared their experiences at SDSU, the impact of the time in their academic programs and what their future plans include.

The Hildegard Project presents a collaborative performance

An exciting performance is coming to the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center May 1 and 2 after over a year of preparation. The performance, “Viriditas: Twenty-First Century Hildegard,” is a multidimensional piece featuring dance, poetry, stage craft and music.