Minnesota Varsity

Announcing Minnesota Varsity's 10th season! Classical MPR's annual showcase for high school musicians is open for submissions. If you're a 14- to 18-year-old student, a classical music instrumentalist, vocalist, or composer, and a resident of Minnesota or surrounding states in the MPR radio listening area, you're invited to join the 2020 Minnesota Varsity Team! Musical theater singers are welcome, as well! Composers, check out the American Composers Forum’s Minnesota Varsity page. Please carefully read the Official Rules, FAQ, and submission form.

Every qualified entrant (meets all eligibility requirements) will receive the choice of a voucher for 2 free tickets to a Minnesota Orchestra concert or a reservation for 2 free tickets to a SPCO concert in the 2019-2020 season, thanks to the generosity of both orchestras, while supplies last. Indicate your choice on the entry form, and be sure to complete all required fields.

The deadline for entry is Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9AM. We're excited to hear from you!

Educational Sponsor Scholarships, a ten-year tradition

Three of Minnesota Public Radio’s Educational Sponsors will offer music scholarships to all Minnesota Varsity Featured Artists and Composers. Concordia College and The College of St. Scholastica will present $6,000 for each of four years of attendance, and Luther College will present $7,000 per year of four years’ attendance, to every Featured Artist and Composer who enrolls at those colleges. We're grateful for the commitment these institutions of higher education make to our Minnesota Varsity musicians.