Source is a generative force. It inspires a new generation of musicians to collaborate, create new works, and re-imagine the frontiers of Art Song. The annual festival empowers composers, performers, international artists, and audience members to learn from each other, experience innovative performances, and foster relationships – all in a dynamic celebration of Song.
Source serves pianist & singer duos through MNDuo: an institute with masterclasses and recitals by international artists, the chance to work closely with an established, local song composer, coachings with locally-based, world-class artists, and performance opportunities to give performers the tools required to further their own personal artistic vision, and strengthen song performers.
Source serves song writers and art song composers through MNSong: an intensive workshop lead by composer Libby Larsen created to instruct and inspire composers through private lessons, the opportunity to work with professional musicians on your songs, and events focusing on publishing, legal matters, and text setting. It is sure to be an invaluable experience for those whose craft is wedding text to music.
Source serves audiences through public masterclasses, lectures, and workshops, along with thoughtfully engaging concerts and recitals all working together to create a complete experience for the listener, offering them all the tools to hone their critical and analytical skills, as well as broadening their musical palette through a world-class roster of performers and unique programming.