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!
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: Where are They Now? - The Drevlows The Drevlow Brothers - Brock, Brayden, and Brett - from Thief River Falls, Minn., have each been a Minnesota Varsity Featured Artist, respectively in 2014, 2013, and 2011. They recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share their recent news.January 16, 2015
Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Nora Doyle Cellist Nora Doyle of Minneapolis was a Minnesota Varsity 2012 Featured Artist and 2013 Showcase Artist (with the Luna String Quartet), and a 2014 Showcase Artist (solo). She recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share some of her Varsity memories.January 9, 2015
Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Austin Wahl Guitarist Austin Wahl of Minneapolis was a Minnesota Varsity 2011 Showcase Artist. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his recent experiences and thoughts on his career.December 26, 2014
Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Austin Kraft Composer Austin Kraft of Savage was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Composer and 2014 Featured Composer. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his experiences of the past year.October 31, 2014
Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Anna Humphrey Violinist Anna Humphrey from Rogers, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Artist, performing with the Luna String Quartet. She recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share what she's doing now.September 26, 2014
Minnesota Varsity Showcase: Minnesota's top young classical musicians It was cold and rainy on April 27, 2014, but inside the Fitzgerald Theater, a fire and passion burned among seven young classical musicians. They were the showcase round for Minnesota Varsity and they were about to perform live before hundreds at the theater, and thousands on the radio.May 13, 2014
Minnesota Varsity Showcase Event Meet the Minnesota Varsity Showcase Round artists! These five instrumental and vocal artists will perform on stage at a free concert at the Fitzgerald Theater -- which will also be broadcast on Classical MPR -- on April 27th at 5 p.m.April 27, 2014