Our music ensembles have toured throughout the region, nation, and European continent. Until 1984, South Dakota Mines music ensembles prepared annual concert tours for high schools within South Dakota and the surrounding states, even performing once in Mexico under the direction of Charles Thielen. In the mid-1980s, the focus shifted to US performance venues that presented educational opportunities such as state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association; the Music Educators National Conference in Anaheim, CA; Grand Teton Choral Festival in Jackson Hole, WY. The South Dakota Mines Master Chorale was chosen to represent South Dakota at the National Cathedral in Washington DC during its dedicatory year in 1991.

In the fall of 1988, the Concert Choir embarked on the first European concert tour. Since that time, South Dakota Mines ensembles have traveled abroad every three to four years to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland where they took three first-place awards in the Association of Irish Musical Societies choral competition.  In spring of 2016, the choir returned to Europe for a sixteen-day tour. 

2016 Italy & Germany
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2010-2011 Switzerland & Germany
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2003 Austria, Germany and Switzerland
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2001 Italy
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1996 Germany & Italy   Germany flag icon  Italy flag icon  
1996 Switzerland & Germany    Switzerland flag icon  Germany flag icon