[2020 Student Concert Series Information coming this Winter]

Student Concert Series

All Summer Academy students have at least four concert opportunities throughout the Festival where they perform solo and chamber music repertoire in various community venues as well as Meier Hall at Black Hills State University.

All student performances are general admission and free to the public!



A selected number of top students, many of whom attend the Festival on scholarship, will perform on-campus at the Meier Hall at Black Hills State University. All finalists of the Chamber Music Competition will compete in the final round for a Grand Prize and Audience Choice Award. Composition Academy students premiere their work by a student ensemble.

The concert will conclude with a side-by-side performance of all students and faculty.

Friday, July 19th @ 7PM
BHSU Meier Hall
1200 University St.

Spearfish, SD 57783

The first round of the Rushmore Music Festival’s annual Student Chamber Music Competition will take place in Meier Hall on Wednesday, July 17th at 7PM.


Westhills Village

An off-campus concert, students perform solo and chamber music selections for the senior residents at the Courtyard at Westhills Village in Rapid City.

Tuesday, July 16th @ 7PM
255 Texas St., Rapid City, SD 57701


Leone's Creamery

The most informal of all student concerts, this off-campus concert takes place outdoors at the Leone's Creamery in downtown Spearfish. Students are welcome to perform more newly learned solo & chamber music works. 

Thursday, July 11th @ 7PM
722 N Main St., Spearfish, SD 57783


UMC Children First

An off-campus concert held at the United Methodist Church, students perform solo and chamber music selections for the young children of the Children First center.

Wednesday, July 10th @ 3:30PM
236 W Jackson Blvd., Spearfish, SD 57783