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Performing and Visual Arts Events

Art Exhibits

The Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Center has exhibited paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings by artists from the northern Midwest; invitational exhibits; nationally circulating shows, and works from the Walker Art Center permanent collection. The gallery displays six exhibits each academic year, including the annual high school art exhibit in February and the annual NHCC student art exhibit in April.

Choral Concerts

The music department performs a winter and spring choral concert each academic year in the Fine Arts Center Theatre. The NHCC choral ensembles include the concert choir, community choir, and chamber singers (a select group of 12 to 16 musically talented students chosen through auditions). For more information on joining the choir, contact Karla Miller at 763-424-0792 or karla.miller@nhcc.edu.

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts

Under the direction of David Mantini, the jazz ensemble performs works from a variety of jazz styles including swing, be-bop and cool jazz. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings throughout the academic year.

In addition, band music brings back the sounds of Sousa, Persichetti, Grainger and others. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings throughout the academic year.

Concerts are performed at the end of each semester in the Fine Arts Center Theatre. NHCC students and community members alike are welcome to join. Contact David Mantini at 763-488-0494 or david.mantini@nhcc.edu for more information. 

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts

For the first time in decades, North Hennepin Community College is putting together an orchestra! NHCC’s orchestra ensemble will encompass a wide range of music, both classical and popular, as well as spotlight student musicians as soloists. We hope to include strings, winds, brass, and percussion in the orchestra, but this will depend on available performers. 

Rehearsals will be held Monday nights in the Fine Arts Center, room 185 - the first rehearsal will be Monday, September 9 at 7 pm. NHCC students and community members alike are welcome to join. For more information call 763-424-0775, or contact Dr. Jonas Westover at 763-424-0977 or jwestover@nhcc.edu.

Theatre Productions 

The theatre department produces two productions each semester in the Fine Arts Center Theatre, and whenever possible, also produces a series of student-directed one-acts. Auditions are open to all students regardless of experience.



Contact Information

Map of Fine Arts Center

Art Exhibits
Will Agar 
Phone: 763-424-0779

Choral Concerts
Karla Miller 
Phone: 763-424-0792

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts
David Mantini
Phone: 763-488-0494

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts
Jonas Westover
Phone: 763-424-0977

Theatre Productions
Alexandra Gould
Phone: 763-493-0559

Mike Ricci
Phone: 763-493-0543

Dean of Fine Arts
Jane Wilson

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Clausen