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The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.

Upcoming Events

12/09/2018 - 12/10/2018: 7 PM @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts

Borealis Chorale & Orchestra Christmas Concerts
03/01/2019: 7 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Sones de Mexico

Sones de Mexico
Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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News

The Story of NSMA
June 23, 2017 - Watch this short video that tells North Shore Music Association's story, created by Patrick Knight of Good Measure Media! 
 

A huge thanks to the NSMA board and community members who volunteered their time and thoughtful voices to this project. Thanks also to the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, whose generous funding helped support this work!
Welcome to Our New Site!
Welcome to Our New Site!
March 02, 2017 - The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.  Please visit us often to see music news, upcoming concerts, and opportunities for music lovers young and old!
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018@ Lutsen Resort
From Nov. 2 to 4, the North Shore Music Association hosts its 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort: three days of small-group jamming around the lodge, a day of workshops, and a concert by bluegrass vocalist Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike. Workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging ($8/hr. or $40/full day). On Nov. 3 at 8 pm, Valerie and Liberty Pike perform in concert, open to the public ($20 adults/$10 kids).

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant. Valerie and her band Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for almost two decades, traveling the country and the globe, and receiving Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations for their recordings.

Full details at http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018@ Lutsen Resort
From Nov. 2 to 4, the North Shore Music Association hosts its 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort: three days of small-group jamming around the lodge, a day of workshops, and a concert by bluegrass vocalist Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike. Workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging ($8/hr. or $40/full day). On Nov. 3 at 8 pm, Valerie and Liberty Pike perform in concert, open to the public ($20 adults/$10 kids).

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant. Valerie and her band Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for almost two decades, traveling the country and the globe, and receiving Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations for their recordings.

Full details at http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
11/02/2018 - 11/04/2018@ Lutsen Resort
From Nov. 2 to 4, the North Shore Music Association hosts its 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort: three days of small-group jamming around the lodge, a day of workshops, and a concert by bluegrass vocalist Valerie Smith and her band Liberty Pike. Workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging ($8/hr. or $40/full day). On Nov. 3 at 8 pm, Valerie and Liberty Pike perform in concert, open to the public ($20 adults/$10 kids).

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant. Valerie and her band Liberty Pike have rocked the bluegrass world for almost two decades, traveling the country and the globe, and receiving Grammy, IBMA, and Dove Award nominations for their recordings.

Full details at http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php
 
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