Workshop: Found Sound (RE:Create)

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Found Sound

Experience found sounds with BHSU music professors, Nancy Roberts and Symeon Waseen. Create a “box drum” and participate in a drum circle. Participants will also perform a found sound piece by famous composer John Cage. No musical experience is necessary, just the desire to hear the music in the objects around us.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral Spearfish. All materials are included. Recommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About the Artists

Dr. Nancy Roberts is an associate professor of voice, opera, and music education at Black Hills State University. She has a Bachelor’s in voice from William Jewell College, a Master’s in voice from Indiana University a doctorate in voice from the University of Kansas where she was a regular with KU Opera Theater. Nancy has performed roles in a number of operas and musicals, including “Amahl” and “The Night Visitors” at The Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. In addition to opera roles, she has been a featured soloist with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra, the Rapid City Municipal Band, and The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills. Many of her students have placed first in their categories in both the statewide Music Teachers National Association statewide competition, and the South Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and several of her students have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in voice.

Symeon Waseen holds a doctorate degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Composition and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, with a double major in Piano Performance and Theory/Composition. He has studied with Thomas Wegren, Marilyn Shrude, Robert Morris, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. In addition to composing, Dr. Waseen is an active performer, specializing in music by contemporary composers, and has premiered several works written by himself and his colleagues. He has performed or had works performed at events such as the national SEAMUS conference, Heidelberg New Music Festival, Bowling Green New Music Festival, Western Illinois University New Music Festival, College of Southern Nevada New Music Festival, O Instituto Villa-Lobos da Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and has been awarded the Eastman School of Music “Wayne Brewster Barlow Prize” for his Concerto for Voice and Voices. More recently he was the South Dakota Music Teachers Association 2012 commissioned composer. Symeon has been teaching theory, composition, and piano at Black Hills State University since fall 2010.



Date and Time:


Saturday, February 10, 2018


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


612 Main Street
Spearfish, 57783 United States
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