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

  • Lyz JaakolaLyz Jaakola receives Sally Award in education
    Lyz Jaakola, one of Classical MPR's 2013-2014 Class Notes Artists, has received the Education Award for a her work in raising awareness and appreciation of Native music and culture throughout Minnesota.June 9, 2014
  • Class Notes artists cd cover 2013 2014Listen: Music from the 2013-14 Class Notes Artists
    The CD, 'A Musical History Tour,' was distributed to more than 22,500 elementary students across Minnesota who participated in the 2013-14 Class Notes Artist program. As an alternative to listening on a CD, we're presenting these tracks in a stream-able format.June 5, 2014
  • Lyz Jaakola in the classroomMeet the 2014-2015 Class Notes Artists
    Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists will be performing in schools throughout Minnesota during the 2014-2015 academic year. Join us at 9, 10 and 11 a.m., and at 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m., as we introduce each Class Notes Artist.May 19, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artists Odelia Trio
    Meet Classical MPR's Class Notes Artists the Odelia Trio, who have been visiting elementary schools in Rochester, Minn., to teach students about chamber music.February 3, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artists The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo
    The unique Vecchione/Erdahl Duo have been visiting many schools this January to share their show, 'Music for Every Purpose'.January 29, 2014
  • Meet Class Notes Artists: Dolce Wind Quintet
    Class Notes Artists Dolce Wind Quintet went to schools in Minneapolis and Saint Paul to teach kids about the woodwind family.January 22, 2014

Events

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...

Artists in Residence Alumni

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2009-2010: The Parker Quartet

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Mn Legacy Fund The Classical MPR Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

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