Mewes, Rausch to hold senior recital Nov. 13 at Northern State University

Two musicians walking side by side

Pictured: Dylan Rausch, left, and Morgan Mewes, right.


ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students Morgan Mewes and Dylan Rausch will hold their senior recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

Mewes, who plays the trombone, will perform “Sinfonia in F” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; “Trombone Concerto” by Launy Grondahl; and “On a Cloud” and “Cat Affairs,” a set of duets by Anna Baadsvik. She will be accompanied by Dr. William Wieland.

Rausch, a tenor, will perform one set by Johannes Brahms; one set by Aaron Copland; one set by Francesco Paolo Tosti; and “E la solita storia del pastore,” by Francesco Cilea. He will be accompanied by Kay Fischer.

Mewes, the daughter of John and Tammy Mewes, grew up in Jamestown, N.D., graduating from Jamestown High School in 2017.

At Northern, Mewes is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education and has studied with Dr. Travis Netzer. She will graduate in spring 2022 and hopes to move to North Carolina and find a job teaching middle school band.

Rausch, the son of Mark and Donna Rausch, grew up in Yankton, graduating from Yankton High School in 2017.

At Northern, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts and has studied with Mr. Michael Skyles.

“I chose Northern because when I toured the music department I felt as if I was right at home,” Rausch said. “I have also enjoyed being able to participate in many different ensembles and not just the choirs here.”

Rausch will graduate from Northern in May 2022 and plans to attend graduate school for vocal performance.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions