May 14, 2021
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the following appointments to the Perpich Center for Arts Education Board of Directors. Board member Leslie LeCuyer has been reappointed to the Board. Joining the Board are: Steven Anderson, LaTia Childers, Pasha Khosravi,…
French Trip is Magnifique!
The students experienced art, music, theater, and French family life all while exercising their language skills.
Six Perpich students (Josie Tellin, Ava Hutchinson, Nora Malueg, Catherine Hinz, Emma Thomas, Jane Mulcahy) spent spring break in France with Mme. Trina Keller. The students experienced art, music,…
Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) Visits Campus
Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) is a New York based actor, improviser, and musician.
Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) is a New York based actor, improviser, and musician. She had her first New York theater experience working as the personal assistant to actress and playwright Jocelyn Bioh…
Perpich Center Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Application Now Available!
Perpich Center for Arts Education is expanding its network of Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders! Applications from K-12 educators are being accepted now through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/RATLApplication
Who should apply? K-12 Educators who:
Currently teach in a K-12 Minnesota elementary,…
Perpich Arts High School Students Participate in “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story”
The play was written by Rose McGee, Golden Valley resident and founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie.
On Thursday, March 7, three Perpich students had an unique experience. They performed excerpts from Rose McGee’s play, “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story,” with an exceptional cast from Omaha,…
Perpich Success in MN Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Minnesota Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been announced.
The Minnesota Scholastic ART Awards have been announced. This year, Perpich Arts High School students received 63 total awards: 14 Gold, 17 Silver, and 32 Honorable Mentions.
There are 97 schools in Minnesota receiving awards. Of…
Samantha Rei (Visual Arts 1999) Fashions a Piece of History
Samantha (Crossland) Rei was a contestant on Season 16 of Project Runway.
When Peggy Flanagan entered the One Minnesota Party on Saturday, January 12, 2019, as the new Minnesota Lt. Governor, she did it wearing a Samantha Rei original. Samantha (Crossland) Rei (Visual Arts 1999)…
Mandy (Wolf) Meisner ‘93 Sworn in as Anoka County Commissioner
Mandy studied music and graduated from Perpich in 1993.
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Perpich alum Mandy (Wolf) Meisner took the oath of office to become the newest Anoka County Commissioner. Mandy studied music and graduated from Perpich in 1993.
Meisner broke many barriers when she…
Perpich Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network Announced
Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to introduce the Regional Arts Teacher-Leader network. Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders comprise a collaborative network of 62 distinguished teachers of dance, media arts, music, visual arts, and theater coming together to increase professional development opportunities across the state….
Noted MN Composer also at Home in the Perpich Music Department
Janika Vandervelde, who retired in December 2015 as music teacher at Perpich, is not one to toot her own horn (although she does happen to play French horn). As a result of her modesty, many parents and non-music students and alumni are unaware that…