Music Event: University Songwriting Showcase

This Event Occurred in the Past.

LocationElias J. Halling Recital Hall, Earley Center for Performing Arts, MN State Mankato Campus located at 320 Maywood Ave in Mankato

Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, Earley Center for Performing Arts, MN State Mankato Campus

The Earley Center for Performing Arts is located in the northeast corner of the MN State Mankato campus. It is best reached by driving up Val Imm Drive from downtown or off Warren Street onto Birchwood from the east.

320 Maywood Ave
Parking information: 
Parking is free in Lot 16 (Gold) adjacent to the Earley Center for Performing Arts.

The Department of Music will host a performance featuring student songwriters on Tuesday, April 2 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 Dr. Michael Olson.

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

“The concert will feature our best student songwriters,” Michael 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.”

Michael 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.


General Admission
MN State Mankato Students, Children, K-12

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