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? - Austin Kraft Composer Austin Kraft from Savage, Minn. was a 2013 and 2016 Showcase Composer, and a 2014 Featured Composer. He recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his latest news.December 30, 2016
Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Sarrah Bushara Oboist Sarrah Bushara from Eden Prairie, Minn. was a 2014 Showcase Artist and 2015 Showcase Artist with Trio Tesoro. She recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share her latest news.October 28, 2016
Minnesota Varsity alumni appearing on 'From the Top' For 17 years, 'From the Top' has been showcasing some of America's best classical talent. On Nov. 13, host Christopher O'Riley brings his show to The Ordway Center for a live taping. The episode will feature three alumni from Classical MPR's Minnesota Varsity.October 21, 2016
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.December 4, 2015