It’s Instrumental: An Evening of Chamber Music
Friday, October 28, 2022 6-8:30 PM
Rochester Art Center (30 Civic Center Dr SE STE 120, Rochester)
Sponsored by First Alliance Credit Union and Realtor Arlene Schuman

SEMYO is pleased to host our 7th annual It’s Instrumental event on Friday, October 28 from 6:00-8:30 PM at the Rochester Art Center. The event will include a buffet dinner, drinks, dessert auction, and live performances featuring SEMYO students and area professional musicians. SEMYO will also present the Bravura Award for Excellence in Music Education to Kasson-Mantorville Director of Bands and Rochester Community Band Director Tony Boldt (learn more about Mr. Boldt) This is a chance to enjoy great music, food, drinks, and fun company in the beautiful Rochester Art Center Great Hall, overlooking city lights and the river. What a great way celebrate the positive impact music education has on our youth and our community!  Tickets may be purchased online at the link below. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner is served at 6:45, and the music program begins at 7:15 p.m.

Performers will include select members of the SEMYO Concert Orchestra string section, conducted by SEMYO Artistic Director Keehun Nam.  Corey and Susan Henke, along with SEMYO alumni Ethan Erickson, will perform a selection for two horns and piano. The final piece is a woodwind quintet featuring SEMYO faculty Sarah Vinzant and Joel Denny, along with area music teachers.


Funds raised at ‘It’s Instrumental’ help to cover program operation costs and keep SEMYO tuition affordable for students and families.  They also benefit SEMYO’s Scholarship and Outreach program for both tuition and music lessons, the strings program at Riverside Central Elementary School, and community tour performances throughout Southeastern Minnesota.

Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 and follow our progress throughout the next month!

It's Instrumental



Your ticket purchase helps supports SEMYO and includes event admission, 2 drinks (cocktails or soft drinks), and a buffet dinner.


Buffet dinner includes Swedish Meatballs, Minnesota Stuffed Wild Rice Chicken, Fall Squash soup (VG & GF), Green salad, Cauliflower Romesco (VG & GF), Herbed Rice, Apple Cranberry Crisp with vanilla whipped cream, dinner rolls, and coffee service. Single dinner purchases or tables of 8 available. 


Make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to SEMYO. Donate online at or mail a check to: SEMYO, Suite 450, 1001 14th ST NW, Rochester, MN 55901.

Individuals or families are invited to purchase a special event sponsorship that combines ticket purchases with a chair sponsorship of SEMYO musicians as well as a donation. With your tax-deductible purchase of a chair sponsorship, your chair name will appear in the program underneath your sponsored musician.


There are three levels of sponsorship that include 2 tickets, chair sponsorships, and a contribution. Purchases are tax deductible minus $100 for the fair market value of event tickets. Sponsors will be listed in the printed event program!

$500 Music Hero Sponsorship: 2 Dinners ($150) + 2 Chair Sponsorships ($200) + $150 Donation
$400 Maestro Sponsorship: 2 Dinners ($150) + 2 Chair Sponsorships ($200) +$50 Donation
$300 Symphony Sponsorship: 2 Dinners ($150) + 1 Chair Sponsorship ($100) + $50 Donation


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Corey Henke via e-mail at

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