Community Partnerships

Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra strives to create connections between artists, audiences, and our community. We do this the old-fashioned way, mostly: through conversation and relationship-building.

Our current partners include:
  • Edina Community Foundation
  • Edina Public Schools
  • InnerCity Tennis
  • El Sistema Minnesota
Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra & El Sistema MN

Inspiring Youth and Community through Music.
Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra participated in El Sistema MN’s Fourth Annual Instrument Ceremony on December 1, 2015 at North Community High School in Minneapolis. The evening included heart-warming performances by young El Sistema violin students, choir students, and the Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra Repertory Orchestra. El Sistema MN brings the love of music and learning to young students all over the metro area, this evening featuring students of Bright Water Montessori. Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra is proud to collaborate with Kelly Carter and El Sistema MN.

El Sistema Minnesota

El Sistema Minnesota is a social change/youth development program that uses ensemble music-making to provide every child with a noble identity and to experience being an asset within his or her community. Through ensemble participation, ESMN’s focus is to develop leadership skills by nurturing consistent themes of mutual respect, cooperation, and responsibility. Students feel ownership of and pride in the music, as well as joy and friendship from the process. El Sistema Minnesota, beginning at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School, is now in its fourth operating year serving hundreds of students in Minneapolis and St. Paul schools.

Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra & Edina Public Schools

Justin Berkowitz performs for Edina High School choir students. A lively discussion about Justin’s career in opera followed the performance.

Edina Community Foundation

Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra is thankful for a partnership with the Edina Community Foundation. Their encouragement and support allow Minnehaha Repertory Orchestra to enhance artistic offerings in our community.  Edina Community Foundation serves as the charitable giving partner for more than 65 independent community organizations. Through this unique program, ECF partners with Edina residents to start and run valuable projects and programs that directly impact our community. From arts and sports organizations to neighborhood groups and memorial funds, the Edina Community Foundation is the incubator for the Edina nonprofit community.