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We Need You…

We know, it seems a bit early, but around here we are always looking forward and right now we are looking forward to fall. Jessica (our Music Program coordinator) just created a nifty 2018-2019 calendar with an updated schedule, and we are starting preparations for our Fall Kick-Off event as well as considering music lessons and fall programming. Getting ready for fall is a fun task but we know we could use some help.

If you are an artist, musician, or community focused volunteer we are looking at you! Are you interested? Check out the list below and click on the highlighted links to find out more. We can’t wait to have you be  apart of things here at Headwaters!

  1. We are seeking artists to exhibit there work in our recital hall in the coming months. We have a simple application for you to fill out and you will receive a follow up phone call or email to discuss. It is a pretty painless process 😉 If you are an artist with a body of work and you are itching to exhibit check out our application.
  2. Music instructors our one of our most valuable assets. We have some of the most talented musicians in town instructing at Headwaters, but we could always use some more! If you are interested in instructing please check out or Position Description and then give us a call to discuss.
  3. We are always searching for volunteers! We have an awesome crew right now but we could always use some more. If you are interested you can fill out our online application.
  4. You can also become a member! For as little as $50 a year you can receive a membership which helps to sustain our programming and gives you the satisfaction of knowing you helped out your community. Besides that, there are also some pretty neat rewards and benefits including cool discounts on various programming. Become a member today.

We truly appreciate our community and we want to to thank you for being a part of it. Whichever way you may be a part of things here at Headwaters we are grateful you are and we look forward to seeing you around😊!




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Music Enrichment Night With Nathan Hanson on November 16th

Nathan Hanson will present a concert of music for solo soprano saxophone on November 16 at 7:30 pm at Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji. The concert will feature music that is part jazz, part classical, and part something-else; composed and improvised by Hanson. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nathan Hanson is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. The concert is being presented by Headwaters Music & Arts

Composer and saxophonist Nathan Hanson has performed in venues from concert halls to prisons, churches to train stations, debutante balls to Soviet fallout shelters in places ranging from St. Paul to Slovenia; Paris to Pittsburgh; Milano to Mankato; and Rome (both Italy and Georgia). His compositions and recordings have been featured on radio, television and film in the United States and Europe. He is a graduate of Newberry College, and the University of South Carolina.

Hailed as an “extraordinary performer with a beautiful tone and concept” (Cadence magazine), Mr. Hanson makes his home in St. Paul, MN since 2006 following a residency in New York City from 1998 – 2006. His playing has been called “seductively pithy” (Signal to Noise magazine), “unexpectedly tasteful and dignified” (Improjazz) and “immediately accessible without sacrificing musical smarts” (Destination: OUT) with “tinges of Jan Garbarek and Albert Ayler” (Exclaim!).

Awards include grants and commissions from New Music USA, The American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, City of St. Paul Cultural STAR, The Cedar Cultural Center, MN State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, The Southern Theater, and the National Performing Arts Convention.

More information about Hanson and his music is available at
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Youth Community Band

Headwaters Music & Arts invites Bemidji area brass, woodwind and percussion players to take part in a new youth community band. Youth ages 7-18 and their parents or guardians are invited to an organizational meeting and first rehearsal at 6pm Monday, November 6th at Headwaters Music & Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave NW in Bemidji.

Directed by Craig Haugen, the group will rehearse every other Monday, November-May, to prepare for several performances during the year. The goals for this group are to build ensemble and performance skills and experience the fun and camaraderie of rehearsing and performing as a group. All skill levels welcome, with a pre-requisite of one year of lessons.

Craig Haugen has taught privately through the public school system and Bemidji State University. He is a free-lance musician and performs in local bands, Pelican Railroad and CrossWater. He received his degree in Instrumental Education from Bemidji State University, and has taught guitar, ukulele and all band instruments for over 30 years.

Those interested in taking part but unable to attend the first meeting and rehearsal are asked to contact Headwaters at 218.444.5606 before November 6th.




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First City Singers Seeks a Director

The First City Singers, a non-audition vocal performance group, is seeking a volunteer with choral direction experience to lead weekly rehearsals and occasional performances at area senior living facilities. Rehearsals are 1pm Mondays at Headwaters Music and Arts. First City Singers also welcomes additional men and women ages 55 and older to the group; for information about the volunteer director position or becoming a member, contact organizer Kathy Hughes at 218.751.5129

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