SMSU Briefs for April 17

SMSU Chorale to perform April 23

The Southwest Minnesota State University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, will perform “Masterworks Concert,” on Tuesday, April 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church located at 100 Church St. in Marshall.

The concert will include “Ein Deutsches Requien” by Johannes Brahma (London version) with Katherine Paeza, soprano; Jesse LaBrie, bass; and Stacey Bosveld and Casey Rafin, piano.

“Masterworks Concert” is part of the SMSU Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

‘Spirits’ concert April 28

The Southwest Minnesota State University/Community Concert Band and the Symphonic Chamber Winds, under the direction of John Ginocchio, will be performing “Spirits” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre.

This concert features the “spirited” music of Mozart, Mennin, Hanson, and Ticheli.

The event is part of the Fine Arts Celebration, and is free and open to the public.

Mustang Ovations April 23

“Mustang Ovations: A Salute to Academic Excellence, Distinctiveness and Meaningful Engagement” will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the SMSU Conference Center Ballroom.

This event will feature the presentation of this year’s Cowan Award recipient, Michele Knife Sterner, who will give remarks and receive her Cowan Medal.

Other awards that will be presented include Campus Compact President’s Awards, Student Athletes Academic Honors, Whipple Scholarship Award, Leann C. Tolk Scholarship recipients, and student club and organization awards. The SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds will also perform.

Club and organization awards will be presented for both co-curricular and general clubs. These include: Outstanding Community Service, Program of the Year, President of the Year, Adviser of the Year, and Club and Organization of the Year.

Mustang Ovations is free and open to the public.


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