Perpich News


  • Music Students Perform Sound Works Fall Concert

    The Performance Hall was packed on October 30, 2019 for the Sound Works 1 concert, featuring Music students from Perpich. The audience was treated to an eclectic selection of performances, with everything from Mozart to Patsy Cline, from Radiohead to original works, from ensembles to…

  • Music for PreK Classes Workshop

    Perpich Professional Development & Resource Programs hosted a workshop in early October on the topic of Music for PreK Classes. Participants took away a better understanding of three-year-old and four-year-old children plus countless songs and finger plays.

    Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist, said, “Participants took…

  • Musician Clair De Lune

    Music Alumna to Perpich Students: Being A “Professional Artist” Can Happen

    Musician Claire de Lune (aka Claire Taubenhaus) has been making a name for herself locally and beyond since her graduation from Perpich in 2007, where she studied music. In addition to recently receiving the “Best Vocalist (Female)” nod from City Pages’ Best Of 2015…

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    Little Kids Rock! (And their teachers too!)

    Perpich Center hosted a Little Kids Rock workshop. Attendees had their thinking challenged a bit, stretched out of their comfort zones, and had a lot of fun! The Little Kids Rock approach emphasizes performing and creating music over reading and writing notation. Special thanks…

  • Zosha Warpeha, female violinist

    Zosha Warpeha (Music 2013) Awarded 2019 Fulbright Award

    Her studies will be based at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway.

    Zosha Warpeha (Music 2013) has been awarded a 2019 Fulbright Award. Zosha will pursue graduate studies in Nordic folk music and the Norwegian hardanger fiddle while exploring the intersections between traditional…

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    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…

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    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…