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Like you, we believe that great live music is more than just entertainment: it’s a vital cultural asset. When gifted musicians from diverse cultural and musical traditions reach out with their art, they join our hearts and minds in joy, deepened awareness, celebration, and hope that connect us more fully to our local and global communities. Please add your membership to our community of support—help sustain and boost our capacity to provide you and our community musical excellence through the magic of live performance, dances, and engaging learning opportunities. Together, we can sustain and grow this treasured tradition in our own community. Thank you so much for your generous support!

NSMA  gratefully accepts contributions in any amount. Suggested annual membership contributions are:
 
$35 Individual
$50 Family
$100 Donor (receive 2 complimentary tickets)
$150 Patron (receive 3 complimentary tickets)
$250 Sustainer (receive 4 complimentary tickets)
$500 Sponsor (receive 6 complimentary tickets)
$1,000 Partner (receive 2 tickets to each event for a year)
 
Memberships and donations may be given as gifts or dedicated in honor or memory of friends or family.
 
If you would prefer to donate monthly instead of making a single payment, please click here.
 
Please contact us for information about designating NSMA a beneficiary for planned giving.

NSMA Thanks our Generous Contributors

Business Concert Sponsors

NSMA thanks our generous Business Concert Sponsors:

Aspen Inn
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/aspen-inn

Aspen Lodge
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/aspen-lodge

Buck’s Hardware
http://www.buckshardware.net

Cobblestone Cove Villas
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/cobblestone-cove-villas

Inn at Terrace Point

Johnson’s Foods

Lake Superior Trading Post
http://www.lakesuperiortradingpost.com

Lutsen Resort
https://www.lutsenresort.com

North Shore Federal Credit Union
http://www.northshorefcu.org

Shoreline Inn
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/shoreline-inn

Spruceglen Inn
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/spruceglen-inn
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Business Trade Partners

And our Business Trade Partners:

Grand Marais Art Colony
http://grandmaraisartcolony.org

Grand Marais Playhouse
http://www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com

WTIP 90.7 North Shore Community Radio
http://www.wtip.org

North House Folk School
http://www.northhouse.org

Grand Marais Area Tourism Association
http://www.visitcookcounty.com/communities/grand-marais

Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce
http://www.cookcountychamber.org

NorthShoreVisitor.com
http://www.northshorevisitor.com

Lutsen Resort
https://www.lutsenresort.com

Cook County Higher Education
http://www.northshorecampus.org/
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Become a Business Contributor

It takes commitment and generosity from many sources to sustain dynamic community nonprofits. We are very grateful to businesses who are doing their part by supporting NSMA as Business Contributors.
 
$ 500 (minimum) Business Concert Sponsors receive:
printed recognition on each event poster, name in programs distributed at concerts, business name and link on website, and 6 complimentary certificates usable for NSMA events.
 
$ 250 (minimum) Business Sustainers receive:
business name printed in programs distributed at concerts, 4 complimentary certificates useable at NSMA events.
 
$100 (minimum) Business Members receive:
2 complimentary certificates useable at NSMA events.
 
$250 trade value (minimum) Business Trade Partners receive:
a “thank you” listing in every concert program, a sponsor listing and link on our website, and 2 free ads in season concert programs.
 
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
05/11/2019 - 05/12/2019@ Various Locations
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the North Shore Music Association and North Shore Health present Sam Miltich's The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz.

Highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness and sharing his own story, original compositions, and teaching, Sam Miltich inspires hope for increased mental health awareness and destigmatization. Join us for three powerfully moving events that champion understanding for a vulnerable population:

MUSIC-PROCESS WORKSHOP at Grand Marais Public Library (104 2nd Ave. W) – May 11 at 2:30 pm – Sam discusses and demonstrates guitar techniques, talks about his daily practice and how music has played a large role in his mental health recovery, and engages in Q&A. Open to the public and free of charge.

EVENING CONCERT at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (417 1st Ave. W, Grand Marais) – May 11 at 7 pm – Sam and performs with his quartet, with an accompanying narrative that highlights the creative and important contributions to society and culture that can be made by individuals with mental illness. Tickets are $15 general admission, for sale at event only. 

TALK at the North Shore Health Multipurpose Room (515 5th Ave. W, Grand Marais, just off the lobby in the new hospital entrance) – May 12 at 2 pm – Sam's talk, focused on hope and recovery, highlights his experience with schizophrenia, as well as the experiences of other accomplished musicians who achieved great personal and professional success while living with mental illness (including Thelonious Monk). Open to the public and free of charge. 

This project is made possible through a grant from Wilderness Health, a Northeast MN and Northwest WI collaborative, leading the transformation for rural health care systems. 
 
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
05/11/2019 - 05/12/2019@ Various Locations
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the North Shore Music Association and North Shore Health present Sam Miltich's The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz.

Highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness and sharing his own story, original compositions, and teaching, Sam Miltich inspires hope for increased mental health awareness and destigmatization. Join us for three powerfully moving events that champion understanding for a vulnerable population:

MUSIC-PROCESS WORKSHOP at Grand Marais Public Library (104 2nd Ave. W) – May 11 at 2:30 pm – Sam discusses and demonstrates guitar techniques, talks about his daily practice and how music has played a large role in his mental health recovery, and engages in Q&A. Open to the public and free of charge.

EVENING CONCERT at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (417 1st Ave. W, Grand Marais) – May 11 at 7 pm – Sam and performs with his quartet, with an accompanying narrative that highlights the creative and important contributions to society and culture that can be made by individuals with mental illness. Tickets are $15 general admission, for sale at event only. 

TALK at the North Shore Health Multipurpose Room (515 5th Ave. W, Grand Marais, just off the lobby in the new hospital entrance) – May 12 at 2 pm – Sam's talk, focused on hope and recovery, highlights his experience with schizophrenia, as well as the experiences of other accomplished musicians who achieved great personal and professional success while living with mental illness (including Thelonious Monk). Open to the public and free of charge. 

This project is made possible through a grant from Wilderness Health, a Northeast MN and Northwest WI collaborative, leading the transformation for rural health care systems. 
 
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7pm Sky Blue With Horns
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Sky Blue With Horns
Sky Blue With Horns
05/25/2019: 7 PM@ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Join us for a concert celebrating the role of horns in the history of jazz, featuring trumpet soloist Tom Pfotenhauer (veteran jazz teacher, UMD Dept. of Music & Jazz Studies Program), backed by local players Eric Anderson on trombone, Erik Hahn on sax and flute, and the Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble led by Mike DeBevec. 

The talents of these remarkable regional musicians will be showcased in self-composed horn arrangements and original compositions by Pfotenhauer and DeBevec, as well as favorite jazz standards and jazz/pop fusion tunes (Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chuck Mangione), with six vocalists rounding out the ensemble. 

Tickets are general admission. $15 adults, $5 youth 18 & under. For sale at event only, in lobby, starting at 6:30 pm.  Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais. 
 
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