NPR’s ‘What Makes It Great?’ coming to NMM Nov. 21

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net On Thursday, Nov. 21, area music-lovers will have the opportunity to go below the surface of a piece by Beethoven to find out “what makes it great.” That’s because public radio host Rob Kapilow will bring his show “What Makes It Great?” to the National Music … Read Article

‘From the Top’ is a hit with local audience

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The National Music Museum (NMM) launched its 40th anniversary celebrations on Sunday with the help of some very talented teenagers. That afternoon, several of the museum’s instruments were used in the taping of “From the Top,” a nationally-syndicated radio show that gives young musicians the opportunity … Read Article

NMM and NPR will join forces for ‘From the Top’ taping

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The National Music Museum (NMM) will be kicking off its 40th anniversary with the help of a nationally-syndicated radio program. On Sept. 15 at 3 p.m., NPR’s “From the Top” will tape a program in the Aalfs Auditorium using several instruments borrowed from the museum. “The … Read Article

National Music Museum to bring NPR Show ‘From the Top’ to Vermillion

“From the Top,” the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR comes to Aalfs Auditorium at the University of South Dakota to tape a radio broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. The popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley will feature the amazing performances … Read Article

Wagner Tuba, other rare instruments from National Music Museum to be featured at Seattle Opera’s ‘Ring Cycle’

An exhibition of seven rare musical instruments from the National Music Museum, which is located on the University of South Dakota campus, will be featured in conjunction with the Seattle Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s “Ring Cycle,” Aug. 4-25 at McCaw Hall in Seattle, WA. This renowned series of four … Read Article

Programs planned to celebrate music museum’s 40th

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Monday was the official 40th anniversary of the National Music Museum (NMM), and plans are being made to ensure that it will become as national as its title implies. Museum director Dr. Cleveland Johnson laid out some of these plans during a special meeting with the … Read Article