ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students Rebecca Fahey and
Charlotte Grandpre will have a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Krikac Auditorium.
Fahey, the daughter of Pat and Lisa Fahey of Spearfish, graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre in 2010.
The music education major will graduate from Northern in spring 2014. She is primarily a vocalist (mezzo soprano), and her secondary instrument is bass clarinet. At NSU, she has studied with Drs. Darci Bultema and Alan LaFave.
“I chose to attend Northern because I had heard many good things about their music program and the professors here,” Fahey said.
She added, “My most memorable experiences at Northern have been all of the ensembles I have been a part of and all of the people I have met because of them.”
After graduation, Fahey hopes to find a teaching position close to home.
Grandpre, who graduated from Huron High School in 2010, is the daughter of
and Jenny Mallard of Huron.
The music education major will you graduate from Northern in December 2014.
Grandpre plays clarinet and also studied with LaFave.
“I chose Northern because of the wonderful opportunities for studying music composition and clarinet,” she said.
She said her favorite memory from college was when she came back to NSU after basic combat training.
“I had no idea how valuable this school was and how much I missed all of the fellow students until I was taken away for half of a year,” she said.
Her future plans are to attend graduate school to study music composition.
Photos: Fahey (top), Grandpre