Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts DSU Department of Fine and Performing Arts comprises four programs: visual arts, communication, music, and theatre.

DSU's Department of Fine and Performing Arts is dedicated to developing communication and artistic excellence through individual attention and a wide variety of technical and performance opportunities. Teacher-artists and a diversity of experiences assure every student's talent's and interests are fully developed. The life of every student is enriched by a heightened appreciation of and participation in one of the Fine & Performing Arts.

Mission: The faculty of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts believes that the fine arts, by their nature, are especially important to the cultivation of the liberal arts values of inquiry, sensitivity, empathy and creativity. Further, specialists in the fine arts are needed to promote these values and to contribute to the cultural and economic base of any community. Thus, the mission of the department is to increase the appreciation of and the participation in the various fine arts in southwestern North Dakota and to train artists who can, through exhibitions, performances and teaching, add to the quality of life wherever they eventually make their homes.

AUDITIONS!
01/07/2020

AUDITIONS!

So proud of our student!
12/13/2019
Dickinson State University

So proud of our student!

We're excited to announce our commencement student speaker: Rachael Solberg! She will address her fellow graduates at Fall Commencement in Stickney Auditorium Friday, December 20, at 2 p.m. We can't wait to see you there! Get Rachael's story on our blog. #discoverdsu
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12/12/2019
12/12/2019
12/12/2019
Our very own freshman trombone major, Anton, performing in the Dickinson City Band concert!
11/24/2019

Our very own freshman trombone major, Anton, performing in the Dickinson City Band concert!

Congratulations to adjunct music faculty Kelsey K. Rogers, Soprano on her very successful performance as Cleopatra in th...
11/24/2019

Congratulations to adjunct music faculty Kelsey K. Rogers, Soprano on her very successful performance as Cleopatra in the North Dakota State University production of George Frideric Handel's opera Julius Caesar!

Mrs. Rogers currently teaches voice at DSU while simultaneously pursuing a doctorate in voice at NDSU.

11/20/2019

Testing out the new scooter for the upcoming show!

The Art and Science Clubs have teamed up to bring you a very exciting opportunity just ahead of the Holidays. Today, Wed...
11/20/2019

The Art and Science Clubs have teamed up to bring you a very exciting opportunity just ahead of the Holidays.

Today, Wed, Nov 20, 11am-5pm in the Greenhouse in Murphy Hall, we will be holding a “Pick a Pot, Pick a Plant” sale, where you will be able to choose from a wide variety of beautiful plants which the Science Club has been nursing, and find the perfect pot for it from an equally beautiful array of ceramic pots which the Art Club has made.

11/20/2019
Ready to start!DSU Jazz Ensemble 🎵
11/20/2019

Ready to start!
DSU Jazz Ensemble 🎵

Tomorrow night! Come hear the DSU jazz ensemble at 7pm. Free and open to the public.
11/18/2019

Tomorrow night! Come hear the DSU jazz ensemble at 7pm. Free and open to the public.

"The nation’s medical research agency is throwing in $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neu...
11/16/2019
NIH Bets $20 Million Music Can Heal Our Brains

"The nation’s medical research agency is throwing in $20 million over five years to bring together music therapy and neuroscience and to study music’s potential to ease symptoms of an array of disorders including Parkinson’s disease, stroke and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)."

"The potential is enormous." Research aims to advance scientists’ understanding of music’s “mechanism of action” in the brain and how it may be applied more broadly to treat symptoms of disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, chronic pain and other disorders.

11/16/2019

Chamber Singers rehearsing at St. Mary's in New England for this weekend's Christmas in New England. Come join us!

("In the Bleak Midwinter," arr. Abbie Betinis)

Come join us this weekend as the DSU Chamber Singers participate in Christmas at New England, and get a sneak peek at wh...
11/14/2019

Come join us this weekend as the DSU Chamber Singers participate in Christmas at New England, and get a sneak peek at what to expect from our upcoming Holiday Concert on December 8th at Queen of Peace Catholic Church!

𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐳𝐚! 🎄 🙌

Get in the holiday spirit this weekend at 【𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐄𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝】.

This ᗩᗰᗩᘔIᑎG EᐯEᑎT will definitely get you in the holiday spirit, as it includes the New England Community Choir, a Children's Choir, the Living Nativity, Cinco-pation, Guest Soloists, and DSU Chamber Singers.

View info & tickets at visitdickinson.com/christmas.

Bring a friend to band day!
11/12/2019

Bring a friend to band day!

Some of the finished pieces from today's workshop.
11/12/2019

Some of the finished pieces from today's workshop.

Monoprint workshop with guest artist from Hawaii!
11/12/2019

Monoprint workshop with guest artist from Hawaii!

Northern Plains Music Festival concert at 4pm today!  DSU May Hall.
11/09/2019

Northern Plains Music Festival concert at 4pm today! DSU May Hall.

10/29/2019

Had a blast reconnecting with band alumni for Homecoming weekend!

DSU Theatre is proud to present a staged reading of ReEntry, a documentary play by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez. Tonigh...
10/25/2019

DSU Theatre is proud to present a staged reading of ReEntry, a documentary play by Emily Ackerman and KJ Sanchez.
Tonight at 7.30pm is the first performance!
The second performance will be on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Beck Auditorium in Klinefelter Hall on the DSU campus.
Admission is free. Reservation can be made online at www.dsuarts.com.

10/17/2019

Dress rehearsal for the homecoming concert tomorrow!

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts
08/29/2019

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts

08/29/2019
#sincerelysasha | Orientation and Move-In Day at DSU

One of our band students has started a vlog about life at DSU. Check out her first episode!

Hi, EVERYONE! My name is Sasha. Let me share with you orientation and move-in day at DSU. Let's go! #sincerelysasha #discoverdsu 0:05 Hi, everyone! My name i...

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts's cover photo
08/28/2019

Dickinson State University Fine and Performing Arts's cover photo

Wohletz returns to teach at International Music Camp
08/02/2019
Wohletz returns to teach at International Music Camp

Wohletz returns to teach at International Music Camp

AllDSU Homepage Wohletz returns to teach at International Music Camp1 min readAugust 2, 2019 Dr. Jeremy Wohletz, assistant professor of music and co-chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Dickinson State, had the pleasure of spending two weeks this summer teaching at International Mu...

"Students who learned to play a musical instrument in elementary and continued playing in high school not only score sig...
07/04/2019
Music Participation Is Linked to Teens' Academic Achievement

"Students who learned to play a musical instrument in elementary and continued playing in high school not only score significantly higher but were about one academic year ahead of their non-music peers with regard to their English, mathematics and science skills."

Music students have higher academic exam scores than their non-musical peers.

Auditions!
05/25/2019

Auditions!

Since last week's spectacle was cancelled due to wind, we're hoping to have the Raku firing today, Friday, May 3 from 9a...
05/03/2019

Since last week's spectacle was cancelled due to wind, we're hoping to have the Raku firing today, Friday, May 3 from 9am - 4pm behind Selke Hall. Please stop by if you have the chance!

Come and check out the amazing process of Raku Firing, a ceramic firing process, going on behind Selke Hall tomorrow, Thursday, April 25. This is part of the Ceramics classes of DSU’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. The firings will be happening roughly between 9am and 4pm. See you there!

EDIT: Due to the heavy winds, the Raku Firing will not take place today.

Set up for prospective students in Art Education from New Town, ND.
04/30/2019

Set up for prospective students in Art Education from New Town, ND.

Tune in tonight to watch the National Poetry Out Loud competition! The ND state champion, Emily Gilsrud, will compete at...
04/30/2019
Webcast of the National Semifinals and Finals: April 30-May 1, 2019

Tune in tonight to watch the National Poetry Out Loud competition! The ND state champion, Emily Gilsrud, will compete at the semifinals on Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET) Semifinal (students from Upper Northwest and Western states in order: UT, AZ, MT, AK, WA, ND, TX, HI, NM, CO, MN, ID, WY, NV, SD, OR, CA)

Thanks to the North Dakota Council on the Arts for sharing this info!

Enjoy this live, one-time only webcast of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals. The state champions will compete at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Nine finalist...

It's opening night! Don't miss She Kills Monsters TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium's backstage theate...
04/25/2019

It's opening night!
Don't miss She Kills Monsters TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium's backstage theater! 🏹🐉
Tickets : www.dsuarts.com

It's opening night! Don't miss She Kills Monsters TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium's backstage theater! 🏹🐉

Due to the heavy winds the Raku Firing scheduled today, will need to be postponed. Once we have a new date, we'll let yo...
04/25/2019

Due to the heavy winds the Raku Firing scheduled today, will need to be postponed. Once we have a new date, we'll let you know.

Come and check out the amazing process of Raku Firing, a ceramic firing process, going on behind Selke Hall tomorrow, Thursday, April 25. This is part of the Ceramics classes of DSU’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. The firings will be happening roughly between 9am and 4pm. See you there!

EDIT: Due to the heavy winds, the Raku Firing will not take place today.

Come and check out the amazing process of Raku Firing, a ceramic firing process, going on behind Selke Hall tomorrow, Th...
04/24/2019

Come and check out the amazing process of Raku Firing, a ceramic firing process, going on behind Selke Hall tomorrow, Thursday, April 25. This is part of the Ceramics classes of DSU’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. The firings will be happening roughly between 9am and 4pm. See you there!

EDIT: Due to the heavy winds, the Raku Firing will not take place today.

Join us for the PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND STUDIO RECITAL CONCERTWhen? TODAY April 16, 7 p.m.Where? MAY HALL BAND ROOMFREE ...
04/16/2019

Join us for the PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND STUDIO RECITAL CONCERT
When? TODAY April 16, 7 p.m.
Where? MAY HALL BAND ROOM

FREE PERCUSSION CONCERT!

Guess what? PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE AND STUDIO RECITAL CONCERT
When? TODAY April 16, 7 p.m.
Where? MAY HALL BAND ROOM

FREE PERCUSSION CONCERT!

🥁 EVERYONE IS WELCOME 🥁

The Chamber Singers have had an amazing time in New York City so far. (No foolin'!) They've visited the 9/11 Memorial, a...
04/01/2019

The Chamber Singers have had an amazing time in New York City so far. (No foolin'!) They've visited the 9/11 Memorial, attended a Broadway show, and done lots of sightseeing and–of course–rehearsing for tonight's concert. Look for some posts from the students here in the next few days.

In the meantime, don't forget to support our trip by buying your "I ❤ DSU" T-Shirt–today is the last day! Click on the photo for the link to the online order form.

The DSU Chamber Singers are going to NYC again to sing at Carnegie Hall later this month! To celebrate--and to help rais...
03/22/2019

The DSU Chamber Singers are going to NYC again to sing at Carnegie Hall later this month! To celebrate--and to help raise the remaining funds for the trip--we are selling custom-made "I ❤ DSU" t-shirts. Shirts are $15 apiece, and can be ordered at the link below. Payment can be made at the One Stop office at DSU either in person (May Hall 107) or by calling 701-483-2331 or 701-483-2328. Please join us in celebrating this trip, and showing your Blue Hawk Pride!

https://forms.gle/bvaVyf2M67jPRUfx6

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Dickinson, ND
58601

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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