ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two
Northern State University
students are having their senior recital on Sunday, Jan. 13.
Jordan Seidel and Joel Schlottman will present “A Senior Recital of Percussion” at 3 p.m. on the Johnson Fine Arts Center main stage. A reception will follow in the choir room.
Both students grew up in Rapid City and graduated from Rapid City Stevens High School in 2009. Seidel is the son of Jewel Seidel of Rapid City. Schlottman is the son of Neal and Susan Schlottman of Rapid City.
Seidel, who has studied with Dr. Terry Beckler, will graduate from Northern this spring with a Bachelor of Music Education-Instrumental.
Schlottman, who also plays piano, has studied with Beckler for percussion and Dr. Marcela Faflak for piano. The music education major will also graduate this spring.
Schlottman chose to attend Northern for its excellent faculty and dedication.
“It's a small enough school that you receive a considerable amount of one-on-one instruction,” he said. “I find this very important in growing as a musician and student.”
Seidel chose to attend Northern because he “enjoyed the student/professor communication, and how I had a chance to try anything I wanted.”
“Being able to play in every ensemble I desired to was a very memorable part of NSU,” Seidel said. “It broadened my horizons greatly.”
Schlottman said, “I find great joy in having participated in almost every concert or theatrical production that Northern has put on since my freshman year.”
Schlottman’s plans include going back to school next year to finish up a business minor. After that, he would like to teach in Europe or attend graduate school.
Seidel’s future plans are to teach instrumental music starting next school year and eventually go back to school to earn a master’s degree, and perhaps a doctorate. He would possibly like to teach at the college level someday.