GPS & Friends

GPS & Friends Episode 4 – Nirmala & Shruthi Rajasekar

On episode 4 of GPS & Friends, Phillip sits down for an interview with local musicians Nirmala & Shruthi Rajasekar in an engaging conversation with the mother-daughter pair about their musical upbringings and the role that their Indian heritage has had on their musical and personal lives. With performances ranging from the South Indian Carnatic…  Read More

GPS & Friends Episode 3: Julio Morales and Jake Runestad

In case you missed it, here is our third episode of GPS and Friends, featuring Julio Morales & Jake Runestad. GPS sits down to chat with both composers about what makes them tick and where they got their composing bug from. Julio Morales was most recently the 2019-2020 VocalEssence ¡Cantaré! composer and Jake Runestad’s piece,…  Read More

#KeepMNSinging Surpasses Goal

Thank you to all of you who donated to the #KeepMNSinging Campaign from May 1-8, 2020! We met our match and surpassed our goal of $15,000! As of Monday, May 11, we have raised $15,425 and counting. We are inspired by your generosity during this challenging time. Please continue to sing with us through one…  Read More

GPS & Friends Episode 2: Tim Takach and Jocelyn Hagen of Nation

On this episode of GPS & Friends, VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III will interview and hear performances from two Minnesota composers & friends of VocalEssence, Jocelyn Hagen & Timothy C. Takach of Nation! Tune in to hear conversations about their compositional process, their thoughts on music & composing, and what gives them hope!…  Read More

Launching New LIVE Stream – GPS & Friends

For more than 50 years, VocalEssence has connected with you with world-class artists, and now you can be inspired by their creativity and beauty from the comfort of your own home. Starting April 30, join us at 7 PM every Thursday for a 30 minute live stream let by Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III.…  Read More