Minnesota Varsity

Thank you for voting to send one of our Featured Round Artists to the Minnesota Varsity Showcase! Voting is now closed, and the judges are currently deliberating on four other artists to move to the next level of Minnesota Varsity 2019. Check back for updates, as we will announce the Showcase Artists soon.

All five Showcase Artists will perform in a live broadcast, which also will feature the premieres of two Showcase Composers' works (chosen by ACF and the partnering ensemble), from Ted Mann Concert Hall on Saturday, May 11.

In the meantime, you can listen to performances from all the Featured Round Artists below.

Charlie Gannon, alto saxophone – Mendota Heights, Minn.
Beatrice Grant, piano – Waconia, Minn.
Elizabeth Kleiber, flute – Hudson, Wisc.
Lauren Senden, voice – North Mankato, Minn.
Emma Taggart, piano – Blaine, Minn.
Ingrid Tverberg, cello – Owatonna, Minn.
Jackson Wittenberg, guitar – St. Paul, Minn.
Shuen Wu, piano – Woodbury, Minn.


The American Composers Forum coordinates the composition category of Minnesota Varsity, which annually provides five high school composers with professional mentoring and day-long workshop of their submitted work.


Minnesota Varsity is made possible with the generous support of: Kay and Gerry Erickson; Margaret H. and James E. Kelley Foundation; Andy Kiorpes; Ms. Farrel Rich; Ed and Jenni Ryan; Saunders Therapy Centers; Kay Savik and Joe Tashjian; Bob and Jean Spong; the Irma Wyman Endowment for Classical Education; and our SunUp Friends.