Winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, Gaelynn Lea, sat down with Classical MPR's Julie Amacher to chat about her Class Notes Artist experience.
• Gaelynn Lea — Let it Go
• Trad. Irish arr. Gaelynn Lea — Southwind
• Trad. Scottish/trad. Nova Scotian arr, Gaelynn Lea — The PARting Glass/Brenda Stubbert's Reel
[The Class Notes Artist experience] was so fun! All of the students were really engaged and excited about the music and the teachers did a really good job preparing them for my visit. It was really neat to work in music performance in the classroom setting and one thing that I learned is that it's not really that different from any other kind of performance. What amazed me most was how the kids respond to music in basically the same way adults do and it was really fun to be a part of that.
Class Notes Artists are made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.