Congratulations to the five Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artists who have been chosen to perform, and the two Showcase Composers who have been selected to have their works premiered, in a live broadcast concert at the Fitzgerald Theater!

Showcase Round Artists

Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio: Derek Hartman/pno; Luther Warren/vln; Nora Doyle/cello, Piano/vln/cello Trio
The Luna String Quartet: Anna Humphrey/vln; Emma Richman, vln; Alexandra Sophocleus/vla; Nora Doyle/cello, String Quartet
Eric Sargent, Voice
Kristina Butler, Voice (Audience vote winner)
Megan Ruan, Piano

Showcase Composers

Austin Kraft Savage Arabesque in A Minor
Grant Luhmann Lino Lakes Soliloquy

Listen to the audio and see pictures from the live concert at the Fitzgerald Theater.

Showcase Honorable Mentions

Michael Davis, piano
Emily Johnson, marimba

Thanks to American Composers Forum for partnering with us on the new Composition category.

Educational Sponsor Scholarships

Classical MPR is pleased to welcome five Educational Sponsors to present a special scholarship offer to the Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artists. Luther College, Concordia College, Saint John's University, and College of Saint Benedict will present $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 make to our Minnesota Varsity musicians!

Important Dates

Submissions Open

Submissions Due by 11:59 p.m.

Featured Round Announcement

3/4/2013 - 3/22/2013
Featured Round On-Air

3/18/2013 - 3/24/2013
Online Audience Voting

Showcase Round Judging

Showcase Round Announcement

4/28/2013 at 5 p.m.
Fitzgerald Theater Showcase


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

More Information

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Recap of 2012

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now? spotlights Minnesota Varsity Featured and Showcase Artists from 2011 and 2012! It's been fun catching up with them to ask what they're doing now and what they remember and value most about their Minnesota Varsity experience. We're pleased to share their inspiring stories with you, and we're proud of every student across the state who's entered Minnesota Varsity and shared their music-making with us and with their friends, families, and communities.

Minnesota Varsity is supported, in part, by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of Minnesota, and by the generosity of these foundations and individuals:

The Charles H. Clay Family Charitable Trust
Margaret H. and James E. Kelley Foundation
Andy Kiorpes
Robert Kriel and Linda Krach
Ann Newhall and Rick Schleuss
Steve Otto
Paul and Mary Reyelts
Robin Saunders Ryan
Kay Savik and Joe Tashjian
Irma Wyman

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