Perpich News


  • David Hansen (Literary Arts 1999) Speaks to Students During Common Experience

    May 13, 2022

    Hansen is pictured with Shannon Hannigan, Literary Arts Instructor.

    Perpich alum David Hansen (Literary Arts 1999) spoke with students during Common Ex this past Monday, May 9th. Sandwiched between readings he shared with students, David gave an authentic, passionate…

  • Alexei Casselle (Music 1999) Speaks to Students During Common Experience

    April 14, 2022

    Alexei Moon Casselle, a.k.a Crescent Moon, (Music 1999) spoke to students during Common Ex on Monday, April 11.

    On Monday, April 11, Alexei Moon Casselle, a.k.a Crescent Moon, (Music 1999) spoke to students during Common Ex. Common Ex is…

  • Gabrielle Abram (Dance 2015) Speaks to Students During Common Experience

    March 2, 2022

    Gabrielle Abram (Dance 2015) with Mary Harding, Dance Instructor

    On Monday, February 28, Gabrielle Abram (Dance 2015) spoke to students during Common Ex. Common Ex is a series of presentations where students hear about the artistic life from practicing…

  • kennedi (Music 2016) Wins a GRAMMY and Releases New Album

    July 20, 2021

    kennedi Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn

    Kennedi Lykken (Music 2016) has been making a name for herself in the music industry since she graduated from Perpich Arts High School. kennedi is an artist, topliner, and producer signed to Warner Chappell….

  • Jessica Johnson (Theater 1997) Chats about Broadway with Perpich Students

    June 9, 2021

    Jessica Johnson, credit: Jenny Anderson

    Jessica Johnson (Theater 1997) chatted about Broadway with Perpich students and Tory Peterson, Theater Instructor, on May 20, 2021. Johnson is a founding member and Senior Vice President of Polk & Co., a Broadway…

  • Kat Baumann (Visual Arts 2009) At Home in the Comics World

    March 25, 2021

    Kat Baumann (Visual Arts 2009)

    Kat Baumann (Visual Arts 2009), a Mankato-based illustrator and comic artist, can’t remember a time in her life when she was not drawing. Growing up in the small southwestern Minnesota town of Wabasso, she…

  • Katie Jecha (Visual Arts 2014) has Designs for a Creative Career

    Katie Jecha (Visual Arts 2014)

    January 28, 2021

    Katie Jecha (Visual Arts 2014) has designs for a creative career, sparked by her experience at Perpich Arts High School. Katie’s fashion design aesthetic is feminine, but strong. She uses contrast in her selection…

  • Herb Johnson III (Dance 2010) Named Jerome Hill Artist Fellow

    Herb Johnson III (Photo by Juiceedope aka Julius Johnson)

    January 27, 2021

    The Jerome Foundation recently announced the 2021 grant recipients in the second round of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program. Among the recipients of the 60 Fellowships awarded is Herb…

  • Alumni Speak to Students in Human Centered Design Class

    November 25, 2020

    Jenna Abts (Music 2001), Jessica Dercklein (Theater 2004), and Chris DeSalvo (Music 1998) met with Tory Peterson’s Human Centered Design class this fall to speak with current student designers about apps and social media platforms. The alumni used their work experiences to question…