6 of our music students graduated with their AFA-Music degree by performing on a graduate recital on May 13. We are very proud of these students and wish them the best of luck in their next endeavors as they work to complete bachelor's degrees at other institutions.
Canadian Brass came to Anoka-Ramsey to give a masterclass and performance. Blaine and St. Michael-Albertville High Schools were invited and got to participate in individual breakout sessions led by ARCC faculty and professional musicians from the Twin Cities.
Concert Choir and Women's Chorale performed the North American premier of the witty and sarcastic composition by Andy Whitfield and the Millennium Lancaster Choir of England in commemoration of 200 years since Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein was published.
Bassist extraordinaire Anthony Cox joined our department to lead workshops, performances, lectures and work with faculty. Cox's time here exemplified to our students how to take inspiration from many sources to become a well-rounded artist and human being.
Marine Band visit
The New Orleans Marine band visited our Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble to rehearse with the students. Gunnery sergeant Justin Hauser is pictured directing the group of students and Marines.
Argentinian tango musicians
Eduardo Tami and Leandro Marquesano came all the way from Argentina to teach our students the way of the tango. They led masterclasses and gave a lecture on the history of this artform. A final performance was held in the PAC that featured our very own Melissa Bergstrom dueling Mr. Tami on flute.