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About The Festival

The Northern Lights Music Festival is a three week classical music performance program and music school which is held each summer on the Minnesota Iron Range.

Founded 16 years ago by concert pianist and Aurora native Veda Zuponcic, Northern Lights brings together award winning students and internationally known performers and teachers in a unique program that includes daily lessons, chamber music coachings, masterclasses and numerous performance opportunities.

With the addition ten years ago of the Northern Lights Festival Opera, the festival now includes fully staged professional operas featuring internationally known opera stars and a roster of rising young performers.

Students performing at Coppertop Church, Duluth
Students perform at the Copper Top Church in Duluth.
String Quartet performance
Student at orchestra rehearsal
Festive Fourth Concert 2016

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