Minnesota Varsity

Welcome to the ninth season of Minnesota Varsity, Classical MPR's annual showcase for high school musicians! 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 2019 Minnesota Varsity Team! Musical theater singers are eligible as well. Please carefully read the Official Rules, FAQ, and entry form.

RSVP now for the Minnesota Varsity Kickoff Event!

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 2018-2019 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.

Watch this space for details of our Minnesota Varsity Kickoff Event on Tuesday, October 23, 6-8 p.m. We'd love to meet you there, tell you about Minnesota Varsity and answer your questions! Parents and teachers are welcome to attend.

The deadline for entry is Monday, December 3, 2018 at 9 a.m.. We're excited to hear from you!


• Featured Round Announcement: 1/9/19
• Online Audience Vote for 1 Showcase Artist: 3/18/19 - 3/24/19
• Showcase Finalists Announcement: 3/27/19
• Showcase Concert: 5/11/19 at Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis

Where are they now?

Classical MPR caught up with former Featured Artists to find out where their musical pursuits have taken them since Minnesota Varsity.