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Student Competition

The Southwest MN Orchestra, located at Southwest State University in Marshall, MN is hosting their 12th annual SMO Concerto Competition on March 18, 2024.  The competition is designed to spotlight extraordinary talent and work ethic to realize great artistic goals among our southwest Minnesota youth.  The competition is open to Junior and Senior High string and piano students from within our 18-county SMAC service region.  (visit this website to determine the 18-county region of SW Minnesota: http://swmnarts.org/about/)  The winner will perform with the orchestra during the SMO’s annual Children’s Concert April 10, 2024.

Please send applications either to daniel.rieppel@smsu.edu

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Mail physical copy to:

Dr. Daniel Rieppel
Southwest Minnesota State University
Dept. of Fine Arts and Communication
1501 State Street

Marshall, MN  56258

SMO in concert

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A B O U T

The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra (SMO) has been in existence for more than 40 years. Our mission has always been to provide the people of southwest Minnesota an opportunity to hear and enjoy a wide variety of live symphonic music.

 

Dr. Daniel Rieppel is the musical director of the SMO. The SMO is a regional ensemble made up of area community members, area high school students, and SMSU students and faculty. As the only orchestra of this type in 100 miles, the SMO is a unique asset to the region

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March 12, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Concerto da Camera

First Lutheran Church

Marshall, MN

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10

April 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

SMO Annual Children’s Concert

Schwan Center

Marshall, MN

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A P R

27

April 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Inaugural MinnSWest String Fest

SMSU Fine Arts Theater

Marshall, MN

A P R

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April 27, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Joint concert with SMO and Festival Orchestra

SMSU Fine Arts Theater

Marshall, MN

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