Artistic Director Rick Kvam holds music degrees from Harvard and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  Rick founded the Rochester Men’s Capella in 1982, the Choral Arts Ensemble in 1985, and the Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota in 1992.  He has won the Sally Ordway Award for arts initiative, the Mayor’s Award for artistic excellence, and recently was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.  Married to accompanist Jan Kvam for 28 years, he has also worked for nearly 25 years as an emergency medicine physician at OMC hospital.

Assisi Heights, Suite 900

1001  14th St NW

Rochester, MN 55901

Phone: (507) 252-8427


Office Hours:  Monday - Thursday  9:00 - 2:00

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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