SD Symphony groups to perform area student compositions Sept. 7

Student composers to be featured in a public concert A record number of high school students participated in Sisseton’s 2023 Music Composing Academy led by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. Ten of the thirteen young composers are students at Sisseton High School. This year’s Academy includes (front row) composer Michael Begay, Tobi Shaw, Eileen Baumgarten, Sam Bulock, composer Jeff Paul, (middle row) Adam Brachman, Sindre Strand, Migizii Stone, Cassius DuMarce, composer Ted Wiprud, (back row) Hannah Gibson, Leigh Schultz, Kayana Wright, Keya Wolcott, Luke Chopin and (not pictured) William DuMarce. Student compositions will be performed by musicians from the South Dakota Sym- phony Orchestra in a free concert Sept. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sisseton Performing Arts Center. ~ 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 Thursday, Sept. 7, 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 2023 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 composer Michael Begay. Also assisting with the Academy was Sisseton Arts Council board member and musician 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.