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NSU dean of fine arts recognized by High School Music Educators Association
Northern State University's Dr. Alan LaFave recently received a Distinguished
Service Award from the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
 
Other Service Award winners were Diane Ketel, Rapid City; and Hans Peterson, Huron.
 
 
LaFave was honored during a gathering of more than 1,000 of South Dakota's best high school vocal and instrumental musicians for the 60th annual South Dakota All-State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 26-27 in Rapid City.
 

The annual All-State Chorus and Orchestra is the largest interscholastic high school music activity in South Dakota. The 2012 All-State Chorus includes 932 singers representing 150 South Dakota high schools.  The All-State Orchestra is comprised of 155 musicians from 30 schools.