Workshops for Youth Musicians

The Rochester Music Guild is proud to introduce a new series of workshops in 2016 aimed at young musicians in Southeastern Minnesota.
These workshops will focus on developing young musicians while also benefiting area music educators and adult musicians in the community.

Rochester Music Guild thanks Christ United Methodist Church, Charter House, Zumbro Lutheran Church,
and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for their support of the music education mission of Rochester Music Guild.

Minnesota Percussion Trio presents Click, Clap, and Klunk
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW)

The Minnesota Percussion Trio (Bob Adney, Erik Barsness and Paul Hill) has been performing since 1987. In that time the trio has had over 1500 performances in schools, libraries, museums and community fine arts series. The Trio has been featured on KARE 11 and WCCO 4 in addition to feature articles with the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. At the core of the ensemble’s work are three distinct programs its members have developed. These programs effectively present musical concepts in educational settings.

Music comes from the heart and then you find something to play it on! Using simple or found instruments such as 5-gallon buckets, claves, paper, tin cans and body percussion, the trio features the creativity of today’s composers. These unlikely instruments and their sounds unlock the musical possibilities of the things around us. Click, Clap, and Klunk is the Minnesota Percussion Trio’s most requested program and popular with audiences of all ages!

The Trio consistently earns the highest marks for innovative programming and successful audience rapport. The Trio was awarded the Zildjian Family Opportunity Grant, a prestigious industry award, and was able perform for over 2000 students in schools located in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The Trio also collaborates with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on their Start the Music series as well as their Xplorchestra music concerts and CONNECT programs. Additionally, the trio was artists in residence at the Minnesota State Academy of the Blind (January/February 2008) and in May 2010 the trio was awarded the Jim Dusso Award given by COMPASS acknowledging their excellence and longevity in the Twin Cities Arts scene. Most recently the Trio was named 2012-2013 Artists in Residence with Minnesota Public Radio.

Please contact Scott Kruse at 507-358-8849 or with any questions.