Showcase Round Artists

Announcing the 2015 Minnesota Varsity Showcase Artists and Composers:

Trio Tesoro (Sarrah Bushara, Luca Tallarini, Cole Thompson) Minneapolis, MN Oboe, Clarinet, Piano
Collin Jinks Bayport, MN Piano
Max Melin Excelsior, MN Marimba
Scottie Schwefel Excelsior, MN Voice
Caroline Paulsen Minneapolis, MN Cello

Showcase Composers

John Kuntz Eagan As the Day Unfolds
Louisa Byron Waseca First Snow

You're invited to join us on Sunday, April 19th at 4 p.m. and be amazed by these talented young Minnesota musicians in person. Admission is free, but a ticket is required. Contact the Fitzgerald Box Office at 651.290.1200 to reserve yours!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their performance to Minnesota Varsity! Our Editorial Team was amazed at the incredibly high level of talent across the state. You can hear all the recordings by clicking on the map below (green markers indicate Showcase Round, yellow markers indicate Featured Round) or sorting through the table beneath it.



SHOWCASE ROUND VOTING NOW OPEN

Thirteen entrants have been chosen by MPR Judges for Minnesota Varsity's Featured Round, and now you have a chance to advance one artist with your vote (between now and Sunday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m.). Click on the artist links below to listen and vote.

Performer

City

Instrument

Chase Bernard Bloomington, MN Guitar
Trio Tesoro (Sarrah Bushara, Luca Tallarini, Cole Thompson) Minneapolis, MN Oboe, Clarinet, Piano
Collin Jinks Bayport, MN Piano
Christina Waldron Inver Grove Heights, MN Piano
Sarah Coltz, David Coltz Robbinsdale, MN Violins (2)
Julian Maddox Minnetonka, MN Violin
Max Melin Excelsior, MN Marimba
Scottie Schwefel Excelsior, MN Voice
Caroline Paulsen Minneapolis, MN Cello
Noah Chojnacki Eagan, MN Piano
Daniel Richards Duluth, MN Cello
Jonathan Mattson Rochester, MN Piano
Anna Stolte North Saint Paul, MN Voice

Featured Round Composers

Five entrants have been chosen by ACF Judges for Minnesota Varsity's Featured Round.

John Kuntz Eagan, MN As the Day Unfolds
Samuel Hoch Eden Prairie, MN And To Forget, Forget
Cynthia Heck Maple Grove, MN Turkey Blues
Louisa Byron Waseca, MN First Snow
Thanasi Pantazides Edina, MN Long Bleep


All Instrumentalists/Vocalists

Performer

City

Instrument

Michelle Bergh Stillwater, MN Voice
Tyler Broderius Duluth, MN Violin
Samantha Woog Rochester, MN Bassoon
Milo Wittenberg St Paul, MN Guitar
Chase Bernard Bloomington, MN Guitar
Trio Tesoro (Sarrah Bushara, Luca Tallarini, Cole Thompson) Minneapolis, MN Oboe, Clarinet, Piano
Emera Gurath Sioux Falls, SD Violin
Collin Jinks Bayport, MN Piano
Caroline Donaldson Eden Prairie, MN Harp
Mary Grotberg Fergus Falls, MN Flute
Cydney Chamberlain Maple Grove, MN Voice
Matthew Racine Apple Valley, MN Trumpet
Faith Helgeson Bloomington, MN Flute
Emily Stevenson Moorhead, MN Oboe
Raxe String Quartet (Martha Mulcahy, David Coltz, Sarah Coltz, Eleni Sophocleus) Minneapolis, MN String Quartet
Riley Sester Minnetoka, MN Piccolo Trumpet
Emily Green Lino Lakes, MN Horn
Robel Tedros Minneapolis, MN Piano
Ann Leimbach St. Paul, MN Flute
Jacob Rose Maplewood, MN Piano
Annie Sun Rochester, MN Piano
Anna Ginther Excelsior, MN Voice
Olivia Rengo Esko, MN Violin
Abigail Hansen Owatonna, MN Harp
Christina Waldron Inver Grove Heights, MN Piano
Sarah Coltz, David Coltz Robbinsdale, MN Violins (2)
Charles Hemler Eden Prairie, MN Marimba
Seth Cattanach Lake Elmo, MN Piano
Mackenzie Cross Minneapolis, MN Voice
Isaiah Burkel Thief River Falls, MN Voice
Vivian Murphy West St Paul, MN Violin
Julian Maddox Minnetonka, MN Violin
Claire Miller Golden Valley, MN Violin
Max Melin Excelsior, MN Marimba
Erik Nordstrom St. Paul, MN Voice
John-Paul Shoemaker Minneapolis, MN Viola
Atlee Jensen Apple Valley, MN Voice
Mitchell Richter White Bear Township, MN Piano
Noah Livingston Roseville, MN Flute
Mitchell Richter White Bear Twp, MN Voice
Scottie Schwefel Excelsior, MN Voice
Jeesoo Lee Eden Prairie, MN Piano
Kacie Riddle Burnsville, MN Voice
Alyse Brown Sioux Falls, SD Voice
Maria Kosovich Little Falls, MN Voice
Colleen Bur Plymouth, MN Voice
Brayden Drevlow Thief River Falls, MN Piano
Brock Drevlow, Brayden Drevlow Thief River Falls, MN Double Bass, Piano
Audrey Aspen Hutchinson, MN Flute
Will Pratt St. Paul, MN Voice
Ampere Quartet (Paul Watkins, Sam Richman, Louisa Byron, Eliot Johnson) Saint Paul, MN Viola
Anne Walsh Stillwater, MN Voice
Aditya Mittal Edina, MN Alto Saxophone
Caroline Paulsen Minneapolis, MN Cello
Hannah Perendy Eagan, MN Piano
Bolanle Koleosho Bloomington, MN Voice
Noah Chojnacki Eagan, MN Piano
Augustus Holley Moorhead, MN Zhongruan
Miles Broske Northfield, MN Clarinet
Emily Stevenson, Michelle Foster, Kyle Johnson, Augustus Holley Moorhead, MN Oboe, Clarinet, Viola, Zhongruan
Ezra Hayward Minneapolis, MN Piano
Skye Gagnon Shoreview, MN Double Bass
Erin Kennedy St. Paul, MN Piano
Carl Denton Fargo, ND Piano
Kaylee Nielsen Arden Hills, MN Clarinet
Imala Witherspoon Minneapolis, MN Violin
Duo Impulsivo (Alastair Witherspoon and Julian Maddox) Minnetonka, MN Violins (2)
Shreya Narayan Cottage Grove, MN Flute
Jordan McDonnell Little Canada, MN Voice
Jakob Gustafson Fridley, MN Voice
Anand Mittal Edina, MN Clarinet
Daniel Richards Duluth, MN Cello
Arjun Ganguly St. Cloud, MN Viola
Alexandra Hartlein Orono, MN Flute
Patrick Hyatte St.Paul, MN Violin
Sapphire Quartet (Sarah Goh, Ruby Kramer, Adeline Balfour, Madeline Sheard) Maple Grove, MN String Quartet
Alexander Scheel Rochester, MN Violin
Ava Szychalski Minneapolis, MN Violin
Anna Shortridge Lino Lakes, MN Horn
Rustling Winds (Allie Hartlein, Sarrah Bushara, Miles Broske, Anna Shortridge, Beck Rusley) Eden Prairie, MN Wind Quintet
Jonathan Mattson Rochester, MN Piano
Haley Diers Fargo, ND Flute
Meghana Iyer Eden Prairie, MN Piano
Susan Stewart Edina, MN Clarinet
Klein Quartet (Caroline Carls, Angel Andres, Flora Klein, Sung-Rim Huh) North Oaks, MN Violin
Jacob Moyer Roseville, MN Marimba
Jakob Landry Mounds View, MN Piano
Maggie Anderson Bigfork, MN Cello
Accendo (Yuki Hirai, Alexander Scheel, Hailey Concepcion, Leah Andrews) Rochester, MN String Quartet
Alastair Witherspoon Minneapolis, MN Violin
Anna McGlone Elk River, MN Piano
Toni Andres Osseo, MN Flute
Connor Olson Anoka, MN Voice
David Lu Eagan, MN Piano
Anna Stolte North Saint Paul, MN Voice
Curtis Baum Rochester, MN Piano
Grace Johnson Duluth, MN Violin
Julie Manning Apple Valley, MN Voice
Naomi Powers Mitchell, SD Violin
Princeton Saxophone Quartet (Abbigale Sueverkruepp, Nicholas Johnson, Johnathon Groebner, Austin Sueverkruepp) Princeton, MN Saxophone Quartet
Christian Belz Excelsior, MN Voice

Compositions

Composer

City

Composition Name

Matthew Maxam St. Paul, MN Fantasy in A Minor
Seamus Flynn St. Paul, MN Words Without a Voice
John Kuntz Eagan, MN As the Day Unfolds
Mark Cerar Plainview, MN Echoes of Memories
Erick McLellan - Martinez New Hope, MN Hope
Samuel Hoch Eden Prairie, MN And To Forget, Forget
Emma Liddle Bloomington, MN The Moods of Writing a Sonatina
Cynthia Heck Maple Grove, MN Turkey Blues
David Besonen Apple Valley, MN French Lullaby
Louisa Byron Waseca, MN First Snow
Isabel Pastoor St Louis Park, MN Gumdrop Paradox
Samuel Stanley Saint Paul, MN Of Love and Loss
Toivo Hannigan St. Paul, MN Fanatical
Thanasi Pantazides Edina, MN Long Bleep
Anna Boguszewski Roseville, MN Matematica
Michael Wise Richfield, MN Presto in G# Minor
Austin Kraft Savage, MN Dropped by Memory
Curtis Baum Rochester, MN The Chase
Nick Cortes Duluth, MN Trio in A Major
Sarrah Bushara Eden Prairie, MN Homage: Key