Discover Great Music on Minnesota’s historic Iron Range.
July 1 – 26, 2021
One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists.
ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 CONCERTO COMPETITION
Winners will perform with the NLMF Orchestra
On July 22 in the historic Hibbing High School Auditorium.
APPLICATIONS EXTENDED DEADLINE
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
Northern Lights Young Artists Program provides private lessons, chamber music coachings and multiple performance opportunities to young pianists, strings and wind players.
OPERA APPRENTICE PROGRAM
Our opera apprentice program gives young singers the opportunity to train with world class vocal coaches and to perform both in our opera and in selected scene performaces.
NORTHER LIGHTS FESTIVAL OPERA
The Northern Lights Festival Opera is the dazzling centerpiece of our season. Featuring internationally renowned singers with performances in three Range cities.
The festival is funded by the generous contributions of numerous governmental agencies,corporations and private donors, including the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, and gifts from Explore Minnesota Tourism, IBM and Minnesota Power Foundation.