Board of Directors
Vice President - Membership
Kristine West Denton
Vice President - Artist Series
Vice President - Auditions
Vice President - Student Section
Board of Directors
Educational Outreach Chair
Home Programs Reservations Chairs
Long-Range Planning Chair
Financial Oversight Chairs
Bylaws Committee Chair
Engage and enrich audiences of all ages with intimate classical performances by our finest local musicians.
We accomplish this by:
Nurturing love of classical music in young and old,
Presenting a series of Thursday morning concerts
Presenting a variety of outreach concerts, including schools
Hosting student competitions for young artists
Thursday Musical is dedicated to presenting fine classical music programs featuring outstanding local musicians and offering educational opportunities to artists and audiences alike.
Thursday Musical, one of the oldest arts organizations in the country, was founded in 1892 by group of 12 women from Minneapolis, MN. Several of them had recently returned from classical music studies in eastern cities of the United States or Europe and wanted to continue their studies as well as perform. They formed a music club called, The Ladies Thursday Musicale, modeled on other musical clubs, in particular, the then 10-year old Schubert Club based in St. Paul, MN. They held their first recital on Thursday, November 10, 1892 at 10:30 am.
Thursday Musical has a legacy of providing innovative and affordable concert programs to Twin Cites audiences. Currently, Thursday Musical supports three distinctive recital series featuring the wealth of classical solo and chamber ensemble repertoire: the Thursday Morning Artist Series, Home Programs, and Community Concerts.
Since 1894, Thursday Musical also has a rich tradition of providing musical inspiration and education to young audiences. The Young Artist Scholarship Competition encourages developing musicians through recital and scholarship competition opportunities. The Music In Our Schools program offers sponsored visiting educational music programs for the classroom that serve to build future audiences and inspire young performers.