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    Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) Visits Campus

    Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) is a New York based actor, improviser, and musician.
    Nimene Wureh (Theater 2016) is a New York based actor, improviser, and musician. She had her first New York theater experience working as the personal assistant to actress and playwright Jocelyn Bioh…

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    Perpich Center Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Application Now Available!

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is expanding its network of Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders! Applications from K-12 educators are being accepted now through 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13. Learn more here:

    Who should apply? K-12 Educators who:

    Currently teach in a K-12 Minnesota elementary,…

  • Perpich Arts High School Students Participate in “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story”

    The play was written by Rose McGee, Golden Valley resident and founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie.
    On Thursday, March 7, three Perpich students had an unique experience. They performed excerpts from Rose McGee’s play, “Kumbayah: The Juneteenth Story,” with an exceptional cast from Omaha,…

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    Perpich Success in MN Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    The Minnesota Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have been announced.
    The Minnesota Scholastic ART Awards have been announced. This year, Perpich Arts High School students received 63 total awards: 14 Gold, 17 Silver, and 32 Honorable Mentions.

    There are 97 schools in Minnesota receiving awards. Of…

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    Samantha Rei (Visual Arts 1999) Fashions a Piece of History

    Samantha (Crossland) Rei was a contestant on Season 16 of Project Runway.
    January 14, 2019

    When Peggy Flanagan entered the One Minnesota Party on Saturday, January 12, 2019, as the new Minnesota Lt. Governor, she did it wearing a Samantha Rei original. Samantha (Crossland) Rei (Visual…

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    Mandy (Wolf) Meisner ‘93 Sworn in as Anoka County Commissioner

    Mandy studied music and graduated from Perpich in 1993.
    On Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Perpich alum Mandy (Wolf) Meisner took the oath of office to become the newest Anoka County Commissioner. Mandy studied music and graduated from Perpich in 1993.

    Meisner broke many barriers when she…

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    Perpich Regional Arts Teacher-Leader Network Announced

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to introduce the Regional Arts Teacher-Leader network. Regional Arts Teacher-Leaders comprise a collaborative network of 62 distinguished teachers of dance, media arts, music, visual arts, and theater coming together to increase professional development opportunities across the state….

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    Noted MN Composer also at Home in the Perpich Music Department

    Janika Vandervelde, who retired in December 2015 as music teacher at Perpich, is not one to toot her own horn (although she does happen to play French horn). As a result of her modesty, many parents and non-music students and alumni are unaware that…