WINONA, Minn. — Twelve music instructors from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will present a joyous and varied musical program at Café Congo 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at First Congregational Church.

MCA is “playing it forward” by donating proceeds from the performance to music scholarships for youth with financial need.

Piano, saxophone, clarinet, drums, flute, cello, and singing performances will all take place at this public event. MCA instructors performing are Ryan Ballanger, Dawn Burmeister, Catie Deysach, Larry Finke, Grace Hendrickson, Kayla Jannsen, Kerry Klungtvedt, Meghan Knudsen, Lindsy O’Shea, Theresa Remick, Rachael Ryan Dahlgren, and Jake Schmacher.

Freewill donations will be accepted. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and refreshments will be provided.

Café Congo is a social action initiative of the First Congregational Church, located at 161 W. Broadway. The church is handicap accessible.

About MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit mca.smumn.edu, email mca@smumn.edu, or call 507-453-5500.

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