Perpich News


  • New Library Materials – Professional Music Books – Fall 2021

    Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers – Michael Linsin

    Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education – Lauren Kapalka Richerme

    Composition Concepts for Band and Orchestra: Incorporating Creativity in Ensemble Settings – Alexander Koops and John L. Whitener

    Creating Music: What Children from Around the World Can…

  • Music Students Perform Sound Works Fall Concert

    November 5, 2021

    Music students performed in early November before a “full house” with COVID restrictions in place. The Sound Works 1 concert, featuring Music students from Perpich, treated the audience to an eclectic selection of performances, with everything from Mozart to Patsy Cline, from…

  • Connect and Respond to the Arts of Dakota and Ojibwe People in Mankato

    October 27, 2021

    As part of the Professional Development on Location Series, the Perpich Center’s Professional Development and Resource (PDR) team led three tracks of professional learning opportunities in Mankato on October 26, 2021. The day centered around the theme of Connect and Respond to…

  • 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….

  • John Thro (Music 2021) Releases “A Week with Annabelle”

    July 7, 2021

    John Thro (Music 2021) Photo Credit: Kevin Stanke for KUMD

    Congratulations to John Thro (Music 2021) on releasing his newest album, A Week with Annabelle. John graduated with honors from Perpich Arts High School on May 28, 2021. He will…

  • Perpich Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Debuts with Stevie Wonder Hit

    December 11, 2020

    The Perpich Contemporary Vocal Ensemble made their debut in December with a classic song and a great message that many of us need right now. This new ensemble has been working together, both in-person (when they were able) and remotely, since the…

  • Brian Lindgren (Visual Arts 2001) Releases New Album “Skulltaste II”

    September 21, 2020

    Mux Mool, also known as Brian Lindgren (Visual Arts 2001), is an American electronic musician, producer, and visual artist. From Red Wing, Minnesota, he made his first electronic track in 1998 and began his education at Perpich in 1999.

    Perpich – How did…

  • Audrey Beyer

    Audrey Beyer (Music 2015) Co-Hosts on Classical MPR’s “Project DJ”

    Audrey Beyer

    July 8, 2020

    On July 3rd, Audrey Beyer (Music 2015) co-hosted on Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s “Project DJ.” Beyer graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 2019 with a BA in Music and Voice. We caught up with…

  • MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change – November 6, 2019

    Perpich Arts High School students invited the community to MN Climate: A Creative Call for Change on November 6, 2019. Students responded to climate change through Visual Arts, Theater, Dance, Spoken Word, and Music. The event was designed to coincide with the Santiago Climate…