DSU to host 56th annual Northern Plains Music Festival

Amy Czapiewski, associate director of communications, (701) 483-2595 Amy.Czapiewski@dickinsonstate.edu

The Dickinson State University Department of Music will host the 56th annual Northern Plains Music Festival (NPMF) on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9.

Each year, high school students from around the upper Midwest region are nominated by their directors to join the Northern Plains band and choir ensembles. Those students who have been nominated will spend Friday and Saturday on the DSU campus rehearsing for a Saturday afternoon performance. DSU faculty conductors, Dr. Bruce Southard and Dr. Jimmy Leach, will be joined by guest conductor, Ms. Rhonda Burghart, to direct the ensembles for this year’s event.

The Northern Plains ensembles will perform their prepared works in a concert on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. DSU’s Department of Music also will host a showcase concert featuring student and faculty performances on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium, May Hall.

Both performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.dickinsonstate.edu/npmf.