Excellent Educator: Anoka High School's Music Director, Michael HalstensonIt's that time of the week when we recognize a great teacher in our community. This week's Excellent Educator has quite the resume. Not only is Michael Halstenson the Music Director at Anoka High School, but his works have been performed by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and the University of Minnesota Opera Theater -- just to name a few.
Archbishop Nienstedt Asks For Gay Music Director’s ResignationA music director at a Minnesota Catholic church was forced to resign after he married his long-time partner. Jamie Moore had been the music director at St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria. This past weekend, Moore married his partner, Garrett.
Vanska Returns As Minnesota Orchestra Music Head Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orchestra's board said Thursday that Vanska will lead at least 10 weeks of concerts for each of the next two seasons.