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Summer and Winter


Conference Program
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We love to provide our South Dakota teachers with professional development twice a year. 

Summer Conference

Tuesday July 30th & Wednesday July 31st.

Sioux Falls, SD at USF


Winter Conference

Friday, January 17 & Saturday, January 18.

Rapid City, SD 


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Brett D. Epperson is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at HastingsCollege, where he directs the Hastings College Choir, Choral Union, and teaches courses inconducting, vocal pedagogy, diction, and studio voice. Epperson also serves as Director of theChancel Choir and Langenberg Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church of Hastings.

Prior to his career in higher education, Epperson was a public school music educator for nearlya decade, leading high school choral programs in Iowa and Nebraska. Under his leadership EastHigh School in Lincoln, the choral program tripled in enrollment, East Singers was selected as afeatured concert choir at the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference, and Eppersonwas the recipient of a Lincoln Public Schools Inspire Award for implementing an Adaptive Musicprogram. Epperson has also served as a Graduate Assistant within the College of Music atFlorida State University, was an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at Doane University (Nebraska), andis a previous Artistic Director-Conductor of the Lincoln Lutheran Choir.

Epperson is active as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and collaborative keyboardist,with appearances across the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe. In June of 2023,Epperson traveled to Nairobi, Kenya where he was a featured conductor as part ofAVoice4Peace choral festival. As a vocalist, he has sung with Grammy-nominated choralensembles and has been a featured soloist in choral-orchestral performances across theMidwest and South. Galaxy Music Corporation released his first published composition, Dapacem Domine, in 2022.

Epperson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Luther College (Decorah, IA), a Master ofMusic in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, and the Doctor of Philosophy degreein Music Education-Choral Conducting from Florida State University.

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