Minnesota Varsity

Calling all classical instrumentalists, composers, and classical and musical theater singers, ages 14-18: Minnesota Varsity’s seventh season is open for submissions!

Every entrant who submits a qualified entry will receive either a voucher for 2 tickets to a Minnesota Orchestra concert or access to 2 free tickets to a Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert during the 2016-2017 season! Indicate your choice on the entry form, and be sure to complete all required fields.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Educational Sponsor Scholarships

Classical MPR is pleased to welcome three Educational Sponsors to present a special scholarship offer to the Minnesota Varsity Featured Round Artists. Luther College, Concordia College, and the College of St. Scholastica will each present $6,000 for four years to each Featured Round musician to attend their school. We're grateful for the commitment these institutions of higher education make to our Minnesota Varsity musicians!

Important Dates

9/12/16 — Submissions Open

12/5/16 — Submissions Due by 9:00AM

1/11/17 — Featured Round Announcement

3/6/17 to 3/24/17 — Featured Round On-Air

3/20/17 to 3/26/17 — Online Audience Voting

3/27/17 — Celebrity Judges Select Showcase Round Artists

3/29/17 — Showcase Round Announcement

4/30/17 — Minnesota Varsity Showcase Event