A long tradition of music-making brought students from all across the Great Plains to MSU for a week of chamber music.
The Dakota Chamber Music marks its 16th season of teaching and performing chamber music.
The workshop began on June 11th and ends on the 17th.
The institute allows students the chance to work with music professionals for intensive study and performance.
MSU Associate Professor of Music, Erik Anderson, says this workshop is especially helpful for students studying string instruments.
(Erik Anderson, Associate Professor of Music)"Every Class B School has a band program and a choir program, but there are only six programs in the state, or statewide, or six cities that have string programs."
Each year, DCM draws more than 50 high school and adult musicians from around the region.
Anderson says the connections made at DCM last well past the week-long workshop.
(Erik Anderson, Associate Professor of Music)"Students that met here and have been in groups and go off to different colleges return in June just to play chamber music with each other again.
Performances run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
The concerts are free and open to the public.