Three student concerts will be held throughout the program, where prepared solo and chamber music works may be performed. Staff Accompanists will be provided by the Festival for select lessons and performances. Student chamber groups may also compete in the Chamber Music Competition for special awards.
All students will attend faculty festival performances held weekly at the University. Students will have access to outdoor recreation facilities on campus. On weekends and in the evenings, students will have a chance to sign up for field trips (no additional charge) to attractions such as Mount Rushmore, the Wind Cave, Spearfish Rec. Center and Water Park, Downtown Spearfish, and hiking in the Spearfish Canyon.
Housing & Meals
All On-Campus Students will stay under full counselor supervision at Black Hills State University's Bordeaux residence hall. These state-of-the-art accommodations feature fully air-conditioned, suite-style living* quarters, with a small kitchen and laundry access.
All students will be provided with a meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the University dining room.
*Suite-style refers to a double occupancy room sharing a bathroom with an adjoining double occupancy room. Suites and living space will be separated according to students' gender and age.
Off-Campus/Commuter Students must stay with a parent/guardian and provide their own meals. Please note that although there are no classes held on the weekends, you are required to attend faculty concerts held at the University as well as any rehearsals scheduled by your chamber group.
As an Off-Campus/Commuter Student, you have the option to purchase a Lunch Meal Plan option available Monday-Friday for an additional fee of $110.
Sample Daily Schedule
8-10AM Free Composition Time (10 min break/hour)
10-11AM Dalcroze Eurhythmics
1-2PM- 1hr Private Lesson
2-3PM - 20th-Century Materials and Techniques
3-6PM Rehearsals with other students and faculty on selected works**
7-10PM- Free Time
8-10AM Individual Practice (10 min break/hour)
11AM-12PM Dalcroze Eurhythmics
1-2PM 1hr Private Lesson
2-5PM Free Time for Chamber Group Rehearsals
5-6PM Technique Class/Masterclass**
7-10PM Free Time
**Last class for Off-Campus/Commuter Students