MPR Artist-in-Residence
2011–2012: Chad Hoopes

  • Gaosong V. Heu with her qeejMeet Class Notes Artist: Gaosong V. Heu
    Gaosong V. Heu is a Hmong-American musician, storyteller, and actress who is trained in both western classical music and Hmong traditional music. She has been educating students about Hmong culture and music across the Twin Cities, as part of the 2015-16 Class Notes Artist program.November 18, 2015
  • Copper Street Brass latest promoMeet Class Notes Artists: Copper Street Brass
    2015-16 Class Notes Artists Copper Street Brass have done tours of the Iron Range and in Southwest Minnesota, visiting 13 elementary schools in total.November 11, 2015
  • Flying FormsMeet Class Notes Artist: Flying Forms
    Historically Informed ensemble, Flying Forms, is bringing Baroque music to schools in Columbia Heights, Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Norwood Young America, as part of the 2015-16 Class Notes Artists program.October 28, 2015
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Stone Arch Collective
    Minneapolis-based Stone Arch Collective is visiting schools in Saint Paul, North Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Lakeville, and Minneapolis as part of the 2015-16 Class Notes Artists program.October 21, 2015
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Concordia Wind Quintet
    The Concordia Wind Quintet recently traveled to the Warroad and Grand Rapids school districts of northern Minnesota as 2015-16 Class Notes Artists.October 14, 2015
  • Class Notes Artist Announcement: Lumina
    Lumina is a five piece women's ensemble of four vocalists, and one multi-instrumentalist string player. They are committed to the finding the beauty, mystery and hope inherent in music, performing folk songs from Eastern Europe, medieval songs with accompaniment from Renaissance ancestors of the violin, and African-American Spirituals. They will be visiting schools in Saint Paul, Fridley, and Brooklyn Park.September 25, 2015


Chad Hoopes
  • Recital on April 29

    Classical MPR Artist-in-Residence Chad Hoopes presents a recital at the Lakeville Area Arts Center on Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
  • Chad Hoopes in Concert

    After a successful two-week residency touring the state of Minnesota with host Steve Staruch, Chad Hoopes presents a final recital, joined by his accompanist Dina Vainshtein. Hoopes will perform at Sundin Music Hall, on the campus of Hamline University on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for MPR members and $12 for the general public, and can be purchased by calling the MPR box office at 651-290-1200.

Chad's Blog Posts

  • Hoopes and Staruch in Willmar
    Chad Hoopes and Steve Staruch spent time at Roosevelt and Kennedy Elementary and Willmar Middle School on Monday.
  • More from Bena, Minnesota
    Chad Hoopes performance in Bena gets more attention, this time from Lakeland Public Television.
  • Chad Hoopes in Brainerd
    Chad Hoopes' tour around schools in Minnesota continues, and The Brainerd Dispatch has some incredible coverage of his visit to Harrison Elementary School and Forestview Middle School.
  • Reflecting on Home and Travels
    Minnesota is the greatest place I've ever lived. I'm definitely not biased or anything, having grown up in the Twin Cities... But I have visited many places in the world, and I have to say that I really enjoy...
  • Saying Something Through Music
    What do I enjoy most about performing? The fact that I get to give a gift to the audience every time I take the stage. To me, nothing feels better than being on the stage. I love being able...

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