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

  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Flying Forms
    Early music trio Flying Forms traveled to Ely, Minn., for a Class Notes Artist performance. The three shared their program of musical exchanges between Europe and Latin America during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.February 7, 2018
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: The Rose Ensemble
    The Rose Ensemble brings music of Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions to schools around the Twin Cities.January 9, 2018
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Concordia Wind Quintet
    The members of the Concordia Wind Quintet are all on the music faculty at Concordia College, Moorhead, but their favorite thing to do together is to go to elementary schools and play for kids. Their program teaches students about the different facets of the five instruments in the quintet using demonstrations as well as a healthy dose of humor.January 3, 2018
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Lumina
    The members of the female vocal ensemble Lumina completed a tour of 11 schools in southwest Minnesota over a week in late October. From Montevideo to Worthington to Blue Earth, they introduced almost 2000 students to folk songs in seven languages.December 27, 2017
  • Meet Class Notes Artists: Afoutayi
    Many members of Afoutayi Dance, Music and Arts Company originally hail from Haiti, but the company has been based in the Twin Cities for a few years. They brought their colorful, energetic music and dance to schools in the Twin Cities for a week in October.November 20, 2017
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Matra
    Class Notes Artist Matra has been visiting schools in the Twin Cities, as well as in northwestern Minnesota. Matra performed in marimba player Jenny Klukken's hometown of Osakis in late October.November 13, 2017


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.

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