The National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota is pleased to recognize Ted and Karen Muenster as the museum's sponsor for the month of March. Their generous support of the NMM is made in honor of the couple's 48th wedding anniversary.
The NMM's sponsorship program enables all visitors free and full access to the NMM's world-class collections and Brown Bag Lunch Programs every Friday throughout the month. "The NMM's Board of Trustees and professional staff are delighted to be able to recognize Ted and Karen's anniversary, as well as their dedication to and on-going support of the museum and its various programs," according to Margaret Downie Banks, Interim Executive Director.
Upcoming Friday Brown Bag Lunch Programs for the month include:
- March 16, "France and Germany: Baroque Rivalry Heats Up," featuring the trio Avla Harmoniae (New York), with Sang Joon Park (flauto traverso), Martha McGaughey (viola da gamba), and Arthur Haas (harpsichord).
- March 23, "USD Student Showcase," which will feature talented student musicians from the USD Department of Music.
- March 30, "April Fool! Trumpets Now & Then: A Humorous Look at Trumpets Through the Ages," featuring David Shaner, Fort Collins, CO.
The NMM, founded on the University of South Dakota campus in 1973, is the world's leading institution of its kind with more than 15,000 musical instruments and vast collections of archival material and related items. The museum's nine galleries feature 1,100 stunning American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods. The NMM annually attracts thousands of visitors to Vermillion from all 50 states and numerous different countries.