MN Song

MNSong is a unique workshop lead by Source Master Composer Libby Larsen, created to instruct and inspire composers through private lessons, the opportunity to work with professional musicians on your songs, and includes events focusing on publishing, legal matters, and text setting.  An event called "Poet/Composer Speed Dating" puts composers and poets in direct contact to share material, ideas, and form professional relationships, and workshop with MNDuo teams will allow for peer-to-peer collaborations.


When: August 3-8, 2020
Where: Minneapolis & St. Paul
What: Private lesson with Master Composer Libby Larsen & Composer Mentor David Evan Thomas
What: Coaching PROFESSIONAL Twin Cities-based musicians on your music, culminating in the professionally recorded MNSong Composer Showcase Concert
What: Additional opportunity to work with fellow Source pianist/singer participants on more of your music
What: Workshops on text setting led by Libby Larsen, David Evan Thomas, and guests on grant writing, commissioning, publishing, public speaking and stage presence & other topics
Application Fee: $20
Program Tuition: $600

2019 MNSong Faculty

I couldn’t have been happier with my experience with MNSong. The workshops and presentations were consistently helpful, and the opportunity to work with Libby Larsen was a highlight of my career to date .. I left feeling inspired to create more songs!
— MNSong Composer 2015

Meet our 2019 MNSong Composers