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MPA 19 Giving Tuesday Thanks

Each year, the Minnesota Percussion Association (MPA) provides four scholarships to deserving MPA performers and eligible instructors. These scholarships provide much-needed funds to support the recipients’ academic and performing arts endeavors.

Our first Giving Tuesday fundraiser was a huge success! Thank you!

Go to our Facebook page if you would still like to donate. All donations are still very much appreciated!

Fundraising goal: $1,000

Individual giving levels:

  • $500 — Named Scholarship Sponsor: You have the option for a scholarship for the 2019 season to be named in your or your company's honor.
  • $250 — Season Scholarship Supporting Sponsor: Your name or company can be promoted as a sponsor for one of the existing scholarships for the 2019 season.
  • $100 or below — Scholarship Supporter: Your gift helps provide part of a scholarship to a deserving recipient.

All gifts will be recognized in the 2019 MPA Championships program booklet and on our website and social media, and sponsors ($250+) will be announced during the championships awards ceremony as scholarships are presented.

Go to our Facebook page if you'd still like to donate! Thank you for your support!

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Get all the info for our 2019 competitions!

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See the scores from our 2019 competitions!

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Get the info on our 2019 ensembles, including where they will be competing!

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2019 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest March 9

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 2019 contest will take place March 9 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. 16, 2019, and comes with a $5 discount off the entry fee.

FINAL entry and payment deadline is Feb. 23, 2019.

Click here to go to the registration and payment page.

2019 Day of Percussion Is Ready to Roll!

MPA is excited to bring the 2019 Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion to the world-class facilities at Ted Mann Concert Hall and Ferguson Hall at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, January 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30p.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 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at Ted Mann Concert Hall. 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 University of Minnesota's School of Music, Marching Band, and percussion department, under the leadership of Fernando Meza, for their support of the 2019 Day of Percussion! And a huge thanks to MacPhail Center for Music and the Percussive Arts Society Minnesota Chapter for their support, along with all the corporate sponsors who are helping to make this event possible!

Click here for directions to Ted Mann Concert Hall.

Click here for the one-page schedule of clinics.

Click here for the full information packet, including descriptions of the clinics, clinician bios, a full schedule, and more information.

The 2019 Day of Percussion will feature:

  • 22 clinics on marching, concert, and world percussion
  • Performances from:
    • Nick Werth (Galaxe)
    • Clocks in Motion Percussion
    • Sowah Mensah
    • MPA Student Leadership Team Drumline 
    • Vikings Skol Line
  • 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, veggies, a dessert, and a drink) will be $7. Sticks, mallets, drum pads, and other accessories will be on sale, along with MPA apparel.

Questions? E-mail MPA Day of Percussion coordinator Vlad Boz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out videos of three of our concert acts: Nick Werth (Galaxe), Clocks in Motion Percussion, and Sowah Mensah.

Welcome, Winds!

The Minnesota Percussion Association (MPA) and North Star Circuit are excited to announce that MPA will include indoor winds groups starting with the 2017 season!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and for help with registering a winds group for MPA.

MPA Not Posting 2016 Videos

To ensure MPA is in full compliance with copyright-related laws amid an increasingly tough and uncertain environment for performing arts organizations across the country, the Board of Directors has decided to not post or sell videos of 2016 MPA Championships and beyond for now. We are monitoring the situation and will provide an update when available. 

Thank you for your patience!

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