Our Mission

As its name implies, Source is a generative force.   It re‐imagines the song festival by not only delivering fresh and innovative concerts, recitals and masterclasses,  but more importantly by empowering and inspiring a new generation of musicians­‐ composers,  performers and audience members alike­‐  through the creation of new works,  the initiating of conversation,  and the fostering of relationships within Minnesota’s vibrant community.

How We Fulfill Our Mission

Source serves pianist & singer duos through MNDuo: a 5-day 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 MNSonga 5-day 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 an intensive 5 days of unique programming.