Annual Report 2012-2013


Thank you for your ongoing support! Read about the impact your gifts made during the 2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013) in our Annual Report to donors.


Read the annual report.


Check out more highlights of 2012-13 from each of our three services:

Classical MPR

Artists in Residence reach 12,000 Minnesota kids
Learn about our Artists in Residence program that brought professional musicians to two dozen schools and more than 12,000 students last year, with plans to double that impact this year.

Bringing the world’s best live music into homes and hearts everywhere Revisit highlights of Carnegie Hall Live, our national broadcasts of the world’s foremost ensembles and soloists from the three stages of Carnegie Hall.

Building resources to support music education
Explore Classical MPR in the Classroom, a free online video resource library we’re developing for teachers to foster knowledge about and appreciation for music among students.

MPR News

A moving and ongoing story about one man’s journey with ALS
Hear about Bruce Kramer’s experience living with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) through this multi-part series with Cathy Wurzer.

Rural Minnesota’s challenges featured in ebook
Read stories and view videos and photos about the challenges facing our state’s rural communities. Meet residents working with passion and commitment to strengthen and renew their small towns.

Complete coverage of the 2012 Election
MPR News provided comprehensive coverage of the historic 2012 national, state and local election results, including up-to-the-minute reporting through the Capitol View blog.

The Current

The Valdons’ 40-year reunion happened here
Re-live the Valdons’ exciting reunion performance in MPR’s Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. The Current was proud to support the release of the Twin Cities Funk and Soul compilation on local record label Secret Stash, which unearthed more than 20 cuts from Minneapolis’ “pre-Prince” R&B scene, including the Valdons.

Dan Deacon Rocked the Garden from the garage
Watch how musician Dan Deacon adapted to inclement weather at Rock the Garden. Instead of having his set cancelled, the electronic artist threw together an impromptu performance through a tiny PA system, entertaining and energizing wet concert-goers with music in the parking garage.

Public Image Limited live and charming in the studio
Listen to our visit with Public Image Limited’s John Lydon, whose bands have consistently challenged the musical status quo, while also provocatively responding to pop culture in the press, with a reputation for being sarcastic, abrupt, and notoriously difficult to interview. Mary Lucia got the former Sex Pistols’ front man to open up in our studio, and he turned out to be a fascinating and generally charming Englishman.

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