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Oct. 25: Songwriter Showcase

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 10-15-2018

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music will host a performance featuring student songwriters on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of E.J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for the Performing Arts. The musicians are supervised by Michael Olson.

The showcase features the University’s best songwriters and producers in a “singers in the round” format. Six songwriters and producers will each perform two pieces in genres from rock to pop to hip hop. The student group includes Ana Ellis, Alec Maertens, Brandon Weideman, Selma Wedberg and Matt Ruff.

“The concert will feature our best student songwriters,” Olson said. “The students have been working hard to present their best work. Each student musician has written and arranged their own original music and the concert will give them the opportunity to display their musical talents to the audience.”

Olson is a composer, producer, and musician. Olson’s concert music has been performed throughout the world. His music, performance and production can also be heard on more than 20 albums spanning the genres of folk to pop, on numerous record labels. His music has been featured in films and television, including programs on MTV, VH1, E!, Spike, ABC, NBC, PBS and CBS.

General admission is $9 and $7 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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