Unruh to hold senior recital Nov. 7 at Northern State University

Male student smiling on campus green

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Dylan Unruh will hold his senior recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Johnson Fine Arts Center Jewett Theater.

Unruh, who plays saxophone, will perform “Suite Hellenique” by Pedro Iturralde; “Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major K 191” by Mozart; “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” by David R. Holsing Arr. Dylan Unruh; and “Diametrically the Same” by Nick Heilborn.

He’ll be accompanied by Aldous Ulvog, piano; Tabitha Schmidt, piano, marimba and vibraphone; Eduardo Mendoza, alto sax; Charles Urevig, tenor sax; and Matt Bockorny, bari sax.

Unruh, the son of Jason and Trisa Unruh, grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Central High School in 2018. At Northern, he is majoring in instrumental music education and has studied with Mr. Fritz Hemke.

“Growing up as a music student in the public schools of Aberdeen, I got to interact with events on campus and especially enjoyed working with the music department,” Unruh said. “When I decided I wanted to go into music education for an undergraduate degree, I knew that NSU had a great program for it, so there wasn’t any hesitation in attending.”

Unruh is set to graduate from Northern in May 2022.

“After I get finished with my student teaching next semester, I will begin looking for a high school or middle school band/orchestra program to work in that will hopefully have an opening for both my fiancée and me,” he said. “But who knows, maybe my student teaching experience will really change my mind about the future. Wherever or whatever I end up finally finding, I know it will involve music.”

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