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55th Annual Northern Plains Music Festival hosted at DSU Nov. 9-10

Posted on 11/5/2012

Dickinson State University will host the 55th Annual Northern Plains Music Festival, Nov. 9-10. The festival will conclude with a Showcase Concert Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium and a Grand Concert Saturday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium, May Hall. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

The festival will feature approximately 243 auditioned musicians from 25 different high schools in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Northern Plains Music Festival features three different musical groups: Mixed Honor Choir, Women's Honor Choir and Honor Band.

This year, Dr. Nicki Bakko Toliver, choral conductor and music educator at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, will conduct the Women's Honor Choir. Dr. Bruce Southard, director of choral activities at Dickinson State University, will conduct the Mixed Honor Choir. Mr. Joe Tornello, director of athletic bands at Boise State University, will be conducting the Honor Band.

In addition to rehearsals, high school music directors will be able to attend several workshops for continuing education credit.

For more information about Northern Plains Music Festival, contact the DSU Department of Music at 701-483-2154 or visit

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