Past Events

Jazz Ensemble Recording Session

Spring 2020

The ARCC Jazz Ensemble had a pro level recording session at Creation Audio in Minneapolis. 

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AFA Graduates 2019

Spring 2019

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. 

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Canadian brass

Spring 2019

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. 

Watch a short clip of Canadian Brass' performance. 


Fall 2019

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. 

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Veteran's day celebraton

Fall 2018

ARCC and North Hennepin Community College teamed up to honor Veteran's Day at Family of God Lutheran in Brooklyn Park. 

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Jazz combo plays grand opening of cane's chicken

Fall 2018

ARCC represented the music community in Coon Rapids at the grand opening of Cane's Chicken on October 2, 2018. Free chicken for a year was given to 20 contestants and 3 band members won!


Annual All-Ensemble Concert

Spring 2018

Our annual event held at Faith Lutheran in Coon Rapids. This year we commemorated more than 50 years of the ARCC Music Department! 


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SPCO violinist Eunice Kim

Spring 2018

SPCO violinist Eunice Kim and her pianist Timothy Lovelace gave an amazing recital and Q&A session for our students and faculty. 


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Artist in residence:

Anthony Cox

Fall 2018

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. 

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Marine Band visit

Fall 2018

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

Fall 2018

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. 

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