Christopher Stanichar directing the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony

ABERDEEN, S.D. Northern State University will host the fifth annual All-State Orchestra Workshop with the Aberdeen University-Civic Symphony. 

The free workshop, open to all South Dakota high school students, will take place 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the NSU Johnson Fine Arts Center.

During the first hour, students will work with AUCS faculty and principal musicians. Then, they will sit with AUCS members and read through the repertoire for All-State Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Christopher Stanichar. 

Registration will take place at the door the night of the workshop. For more information, please contact Stanichar at

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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.