MPR Artist-in-Residence
2011–2012: Chad Hoopes

  • Class Notes Concerts
    Designed to engage and inspire elementary students through live performance, Class Notes Concerts cultivate active listening skills and give children an opportunity to experience the joy of music.September 2, 2020
  • Request a Class Notes Artist visit
    Interested in having a Class Notes Artist visit your or your child's school? Simply fill out this form!March 2, 2020
  • Meet the 2019-20 Class Notes Artists!
    Artists for the Class Notes Concerts and Residencies are visiting Minnesota schools starting in October. The Artists for Class Notes Concerts go to elementary and middle schools to give concerts, and Artists for Class Notes Residencies work with middle and high school orchestras and choirs. Learn more about our fantastic roster!September 22, 2019
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Delphia Cello Quartet
    Julia Peterson and Rachelle Smith of Delphia Cello Quartet chatted with Classical MPR host Julie Amacher about their experience as new Class Notes Artists and bringing a female-led ensemble that demonstrates shared leadership to schools.March 29, 2019
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Border CrosSing
    Listen to Ahmed Anzaldúa, Artistic Director of Border CrosSing, chat with Classical MPR host Julie Amacher, and check out photos from their time in the music class at Washburn Elementary in Bloomington.March 28, 2019
  • Meet Class Notes Artist: Siama's Congo Roots
    Listen to Siama Matuzungidi and Dallas Johnson from Siama's Congo Roots chat with Classical MPR host Julie Amacher and check out photos from their time in the music class at Zanewood Community School in Brooklyn Park.March 27, 2019


Chad Hoopes
  • Recital on April 29

    Classical MPR Artist-in-Residence Chad Hoopes presents a recital at the Lakeville Area Arts Center on Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m.
  • Chad Hoopes in Concert

    After a successful two-week residency touring the state of Minnesota with host Steve Staruch, Chad Hoopes presents a final recital, joined by his accompanist Dina Vainshtein. Hoopes will perform at Sundin Music Hall, on the campus of Hamline University on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for MPR members and $12 for the general public, and can be purchased by calling the MPR box office at 651-290-1200.

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Artists in Residence Alumni

2010-2011: Cantus

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2009-2010: The Parker Quartet

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