NEWS & EVENTS


   

Pasta Bar Fund Raiser

April 1, 4:30-7 pm | St. Francis Convent

The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls will host an all-you-can-eat Pasta Bar fund raiser on Saturday, April 1, 4:30-7 p.m., at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Spaghetti with meat sauce (meat-less sauce is available upon request), chicken alfredo, white and cracked wheat bread, Caesar salad, homemade bars and beverages will be served. Ticket prices include: Adults--$9; Children 5-12 years--$5; Children under 5 years—Free. Dinner tickets will be available at the door or by calling (320)632-2981. Proceeds from the Pasta Bar will benefit St. Francis Health and Wellness Center and St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls. For more information, contact (320)632-2981 or info@fslf.org; www.fslf.org.


 

St. Francis Music Center Spring Keyboard Festival

April 7-8 | St. Francis Hall 

St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, will hold its Spring Keyboard Festival April 7-8. The goal of the Keyboard Festival is to create a fun and educational experience which will encourage young pianists to work for excellence. It is an effort to help all participants feel pride in their performance and their musical achievements. The festival provides participants with an opportunity to perform and be evaluated by a specialist plus it gives teachers a profile of their effectiveness. Everyone wins at the festival!

Piano students of all ages are welcome to participate and will be judged at their level of study. Each student prepares one piece to play. They are assigned a 10 minute first round audition time where they will play one on one with a professional clinician. After playing their piece, the judge will offer advice and encouragement and complete a written evaluation. The best-prepared students are then passed on to the second round where they audition with a new judge. Finally at 2 p.m. on April 8, 30 of the best-prepared students will perform in an Honors Concert. 

The Keyboard Festival is open to all area piano students. To register for the festival or for more information, please call St. Francis Music Center at (320632-0637 or email info@sfmusiccenter.org. St. Francis Music Center is located on the campus of the Franciscan Sisters in Little Falls, Minnesota.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Program with funds provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the
Minnesota State Legislature.

 


St. Francis Preparatory, Concert and Chamber Orchestras Spring Concert 

April 28, 7 pm | Sacred Heart Chapel

The St. Francis Preparatory, Concert and Chamber Orchestras will present a Spring Concert on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Beautiful classical and popular string music will be performed. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call St. Francis Music Center at (320)632-0637 or email info@sfmusiccenter.org.  


 

Laura Jane Musser Music Center Scholarships

St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, recently held their auditions for the 2016-2017 Laura Jane Musser Merit Scholarships. Thirty-nine students were nominated by their teachers to participate in the auditions. Each student performed two contrasting pieces for an independent judge. Students were judged on their ability at their level of study, so students of all ages were able to compete.

Ten exceptional students were awarded a $100 scholarship to be used towards their 2016-17 tuition. These students are: Claire Breitenfeldt from Long Prairie; Sylvia Erwin from Fort Ripley; Ava Haggerty from Flensburg; Jakob Hyatt from Pierz; Peter Knopik, Collin Kray and Bailey Stalmer from Little Falls; Mason Langner from Royalton; Nicholas Mettler from Burtrum; and Lorraine Mrosla from Bowlus.

The judges were impressed by all the students that auditioned. The auditions were open to all instruments. This year piano, violin, guitar, cello, flute and voice students participated.

The Merit Scholarship Program is funded by the Laura Jane Musser Trust for the purpose of rewarding and assisting highly dedicated and talented music students to continue their studies. St. Francis Music Center is a community school for the arts located in Little Falls. All their programs are open to everyone. For more information, visit info@sfmusiccenter.org or call (320)632-0637.


 

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2016-2017 Calendar 

 

Fall Quarter..................

September 6, 2017 - November 27, 2016

Winter Quarter...........

November 28, 2016 - March 5, 2017

Christmas Break........

December 20, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Spring Quarter............

March 6, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Summer Session.........

June 5, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Summer Break............

July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Special Events

 

Halloween Recital....................................

October 30, 2016. 1 p.m.

Choir Christmas Concert......................

December 4, 2016. 2 p.m.

Holiday Recitals........................................

December 9, 10, 11, 2016

Orchestra Christmas Concert............

December 16, 2016. 7 p.m.

Honors Concert........................................

January 29, 2017. 1 p.m.

Keyboard Festival....................................

April 7 and 8, 2017

Spring Orchestra Concert....................

April 28, 2017. 7 p.m.

Spring Recitals..........................................

May 12,13,14, 2017

URock...........................................................

July 21-30, 2017

Green Fair Folk Festival........................

August 2, 2017