The annual MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest is a great opportunity for students to advance and show off their musicianship skills by preparing a solo or ensemble piece. The 2020 contest will take place March 14 between the afternoon and evening portions of the WGI Minneapolis regional at Dassel-Cokato High School.
Don't forget, you have the option of doing a solo or ensemble on nonpercussion instruments as well as percussion!
Early-bird entry and payment deadline is Feb. 22, 2020, at $10 for soloists and $5 per member of an ensemble.
FINAL entry and payment deadline is Feb. 29, 2020, at $15 for soloists and $10 per member of an ensemble.
MPA is excited to bring the 2020 Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion to Lakeville South High School on Saturday, January 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
And we're happy to work with the Percussive Arts Society Minnesota Chapter to this year hold a concert for local student concert percussion ensembles at 6 p.m. later that day. Plus, members of these and other percussion ensembles from the area will join our MPA students for the Saturday morning and afternoon clinics and concerts!
Special thanks to the Lakeville South High School band department for its support of the 2020 Day of Percussion! And a huge thanks to the Percussive Arts Society Minnesota Chapter for their support, along with all the corporate sponsors who are helping to make this event possible!
22 clinics on marching, concert and world percussion
Omaha Street Percussion
MPA Student Leadership Team Drumline
A raffle drawing for various donations received from corporate and local sponsors
Registration for the event will start at 8 a.m. Members of current MPA member ensembles get free admission.
Lunch will be available for purchase in the afternoon. A full meal (two slices of pizza, baby carrots, a dessert and a drink) will be $7 (CASH ONLY!). Sticks, mallets, drum pads, and other accessories will be on sale, along with MPA apparel.
Check out videos of three of our concert acts: Casey Cangelosi, Enso Daiko and Omaha Street Percussion.
Can't make it to the 2019 MPA Championships on April 6 at St. Cloud State University in person? You can still catch all the action by purchasing the live stream for only $15! The show starts at 3 p.m., and the live stream will be active at 2 p.m.
The direct link to the live stream is included in the confirmation email, which is sent automatically after you complete your purchase.
Come support our MPA performers as they take the stage in the 2019 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 30, at Burnsville High School! Please note: This event was rescheduled because of the 2019 WGI Minneapolis regional cancelation.