South Dakota Symphony groups to perform area student compositions September 14

Sept. 14 Concert to Feature Student Compositions Local “student composers,” guided by three professional Composers-in-Residence, created original compositions during a week-long academy at Sisseton Wahpeton College in June. The Dakota Wind Quintet and Dakota String Quartet from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will premiere the compositions during a Tuesday, Sept. 14 concert at the Sisseton Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. with free admission. Academy mentors and student composers included (front row, left to right) Tayon Wanna, Composer-in-Residence Jeff Paul, Trinity Burning Breast, Olivia Bartnick, Wakinyan White, KeyaWin Wolcott, (back row) Arieanna Steele, Composer-In-Residence Michael Begay, Evangeline Picotte, Haleigh Schultz, Lyric Harris, Teagan Bellonger, Alex Trujillo and Composer-in-Residence Ted Wiprud. Not pictured are Tobi Shaw, Raif Bartz, and SAC Board Member Derrick Lawrence. ~ Courtesy Photo

Musicians from the Dakota Wind Quintet and the Dakota String Quartet of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) will perform original compositions by area students during a Tuesday, Sept. 14 performance at the Sisseton Performing Arts Center.

The student works were created during their time with the SDSO’s Music Composition Academy held in June 2021 at Sisseton Wahpeton College under the guidance of Ted Wiprud, the former VP of Education at the New York Philharmonic; SDSO musician Jeff Paul and Michael Begay. Also assisting with the Academy was Sisseton Arts Council board member Derrick Lawrence. For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or purchase a copy of the E-edtion on this website..