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 18 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 eight years ago of the Northern Lights Festival Opera, the festival now includes fully staged professional operas featuring international opera stars and a roster of rising young performers.