About Minnesota Varsity

Minnesota Varsity is a high school-level Classical music showcase for classical and musical theater performance students from Minnesota. Listen and learn about each of our entrants from the 2012 showcase below.

3rd Annual Minnesota Varsity coming soon

Submissions, rules and information about the 3rd annual Minnesota Varsity showcase will be available Oct. 22, 2012. (Submission window will be 10/22/12-01/9/13)

2012 Showcase Concert Slideshow

Showcase Round Participants View photos from the 2012 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert.

Minnesota Varsity on the Road - Slideshows

Minnesota Varsity Tour Concert — Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph

Minnesota Varsity Tour Concert — Christiansen Recital Hall located in the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College

Listen to all of the submissions

Submissions

You can hear all the submissions by clicking on the map above, or going to the submissions page, where we've listed each entrant.

Educational Sponsor Scholarships

Classical MPR was pleased to welcome three Educational Sponsors to present a special scholarship offer to the Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artists. Luther College, Concordia College and The College of St. Scholastica presented $4,000 for four years, to each Featured Round musician to attend their school. We're grateful for the commitment these institutions of higher education have made to our Minnesota Varsity musicians!

Important Dates

5/19/2012 — 6 p.m.
Minnesota Varsity Tour Concert — Gorecki Family Theater, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph

5/20/2012 — 3:30 p.m.
Minnesota Varsity Tour Concert — Christiansen Recital Hall located in the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College


Listen

Hear every submission from start-to-finish with our Minnesota Varsity audio player.

From Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 23, hear all the featured round artists' professionally recorded audio on-air on your local Classical MPR station at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you miss them, visit each individual's page to hear their virtuosity again.

Archive

Peruse the submissions from last year's Minnesota Varsity project, including the Featured and Showcase Round winners.

More Information

Visit the FAQ and Rules pages for more information. Visit the press release for media contacts. Please send questions or comments to varsity@mpr.org.

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