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Discover Great Music on the
Mesabi Iron Range!

2016 Dates To Be Announced

One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, solo recitals, chamber and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists.

June 28 - July 20, 2015

Group Bow


Northern Lights was featured by Musical America as one of their "Ten Off-the-Beaten-Paths Festivals of 2015."

Click read the online version of their 20015 Summer Festival Guide.


    Since 2012, Northern Lights has been honored to be one of the official overseas partners to the Osaka International Music Competition.

Held yearly since 2000, the Osaka competition seeks to find young artists from around the world and to assist them in competing in an international setting.

As one of only two partners in the United States, Northern Lights conducts adjudicated semi-final auditions during the festival, with cash awards towards travel expenses to the finals in Osaka and Kobe, Japan.

During the past four years, Northern Lights audition winners have gone on to win major awards at the competition finals.

Osaka International Music Festival


Historic venue Visit some of the most beautiful historic sites on the Iron Range as you experience live classical music.



Our young artists program provides private lessons, chamber music coachings and masterclasses with an international faculty, as well as numerous performance opportunities throughout the festival.   Young Artist

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We will begin accepting applications for our 2016 Music School
December 15, 2015..



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanksto a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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