CAS March 2019 

Encore Wind Ensemble | Music and Text with Jack Stamp

Sunday, March 10 | 3:00pm

Come and enjoy the Encore Wind Ensemble as they present Music and Text with Jack Stamp, guest conductor.

Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting.

About the Encore Wind Ensemble

The Encore Wind Ensemble is a collection of some of the Twin Cities' top instrumentalists dedicated to the performance of traditional and contemporary masterworks for band.  It provides an opportunity for serious wind players and percussionists from the Minneapolis and St. Paul area to share in the highest level of musical expression and artistry.

Currently under the direction of Jerry Luckhardt, Encore strives to exist as a professional-level ensemble to promote band as an art form, as well as to encourage lifelong learning opportunities in music. As a model group for young musicians, Encore also advocates for music education in schools through its MusicConnect Programs and the creation of the Charles B. Olson Young Composers Contest. Finally, Encore serves as a venue for artistic and professional development among music educators. Learn more about Encore Wind Ensemble>


Family Concert | Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis

Saturday, March 16 | 11:00 am

Bring the whole family for this kid-friendly concert with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. This hour-long program will feature Minnesota composers Libby Larsen and Steve Heitzeg, as well as John Phillip Sousa’s Minnesota March written for the University of Minnesota. It even includes a tour through the orchestra!  

About the Center for the Arts & Spirituality

Normandale Lutheran Church believes that nurturing the arts is an avenue for the growth of one's spiritual journey. Understanding that all gifts are given from God in Jesus Christ, we facilitate and encourage artistic expression.

cas logoThe Center for the Arts & Spirituality (CAS) strives to cultivate the arts and spirituality in a variety of ways. In addition to written expression, the visual and performing arts invite all to find God in ways beyond words. Sculpture, poetry, music, movement, dance, and more allow us to express our faith and grow on our spiritual journey.

Throughout the year, CAS will host Faith in the Arts, an intergenerational and interactive way to engage in various forms of art. The 2016-2017 Faith in the Arts season kicked off with Peace through the Visual Arts, and will also include a music event in January. A literary arts event is planned for fall 2017-2018. Each season will bring festival events, workshops, and opportunities for all ages.

Center for the Arts & Spirituality Workshops will be held throughout the year and are open to all. Many of the workshops and classes will be with artists featured in the Faith in the Arts series. Other workshops will be held in the summer months, such as the Brass Workshop and the upcoming Woodwind Workshop in the summer of 2017.

In addition, a cultivated concert series brings music to all. From the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra Family Concert to the National Lutheran Choir, the concert series brings exceptional music and makes it accessible to all.

For those interested in music lessons, CAS offers applied music lessons with select instructors teaching a variety of instruments for those of all ages wishing to study music.

Most events are free and all are open to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact David Clarke, Director of Music and Worship at Normandale Lutheran Church, at / 952.929.1697 x366.

The Center for the Arts & Spirituality is led by: Dana Arnold, Kris Bigalk, David Clarke, J.D. Devine, Andrea Humphrey, Suzanne Klein, David Linne, and Dorothy Scott.