Amanda Shultz of McIntosh, MN received a grant from the NWMAC to purchase an intermediate flute. She has been performing in the region with the District 9 Legion Band, with performances on July 14th and 15th in Mahnomen, MN as that northwest Minnesota town hosts the Minnesota American Legion’s state convention. Amanda also discusses the importance of music in the schools, child development through music and the financial support that the NWMAC provides to individuals and schools in the music field.
Loren Younggren is a photographer in Hallock, MN and serves on the Kittson County Fair Board.
Loren discusses his “art” of photography and the upcoming 2017 Kittson County Fair events….including the “Free Stage” line-up at the fair, which receives funding from the NWMAC.
Don Merkens from the Norman County Fair in Ada, MN and Dan Skanson with the Polk County Fair in Fertile, MN. Both guests discuss NWMAC funding for various events (live music and demonstrations) at their respective fairs.
Faye Auchenpaugh, NWMAC Board of Directors member, says that June is the time that the NWMAC is adding new members to the board. She also speaks to the NWMAC role in promoting arts in northwest Minnesota and her own work in promoting the arts and culture of the region.
Brock and Brayden Drevlow of Thief River Falls, MN form the “L’Ambizioso Duo.” For young men 19 and 20 years old, their preference and love of music is not heavy metal, rock, folk or rap….its classical.
The Drevlow’s discuss their early exposure to music, their education at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN – plus there upcoming summer tour of Minnesota.