Twin Cities electronic music creators are invited to share your music on the new monthly Pizza Party series at Galactic Pizza! If you have a catalog of 50 minutes of original music and are available on the 3rd Saturday of the month, contact Terry Hughes at cyber73punk at gmail dot com to get more info and sign […]

The Cedar Cultural Center is pleased to announce the six members of its second-annual Artist Collective, a group of innovative local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists working to expand access to the arts, diversify programming, and vision organizational processes at The Cedar. The 2020 Artist Collective cohort consists of Deeq Abdi, Ifrah Mansour, Ritika […]

Applications are now open for the 20/20 Artist Fellowship! 20/20 is a fellowship for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Native artists who are working to build tools, pathways and systems of support for more artists. The 20/20 Artist Fellowship is an unrestricted $15,000 award, plus a $5,000 professional development stipend. Artists from all Minnesota […]

113 Composer Collective is accepting scores for the 2020-21 concert season. Selected scores may be programmed at any point during the season and selected composers may also receive an offer for publishing the work. Composers who are accepted are encouraged (but not required) to attend the concert(s) featuring their work. Composers of any age or […]

ACF is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 2020 Landmark to Lowertown performance series, featuring the 2017 winners of the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award! On April 16th Holly Hansen will incorporate live sampling of room sounds and willing audience participants in “Constant Conversation: Sound Art as Communication” at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. On May 21st Quen Drea presents […]

KYLE PEDERSON of St Paul, MN is the winner of The 2019 American Prize in Choral Composition. He was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize is the nation’s most comprehensive series of non-profit competitions in the performing arts, unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward […]

This week we catch up with MN Composer Lisa Renee Ragsdale In November 2018 I received a commission from one Jacqueline Pickett of Atlanta, GA to compose a new work for Double Bass (her instrument) + Cello and Viola. I began work on this in February 2019 and completed my “Ethereal Trio” on May 12/2019 […]

INFORMATION SESSIONS William Lackey, ACF Vice President of Programs, will conduct six 60-minute 2019 ACF | create Application Workshops online to go over the application process. These sessions will be offered online via Zoom. Video tutorials on how to use the Zoom online meeting system can be found here: 2019 ACF | create Commissioning […]

Minnesota Opera recently announced the commission of The Song Poet for Project Opera, Minnesota Opera’s premier youth vocal training program, with Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Song Poet, serving as the librettist and Jocelyn Hagen (2010 McKnight Composer Fellow) as the composer. Read more about the project.