Mina Kaiser Download Mina's VCard

Lecturer (Guitar)

ph. 715-394-8115
office. HFAC 1115
- UW-Superior

Mina Kaiser is a Duluth, Minnesota native active as a musician – as a composer, performer and instructor - in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her compositions have earned her international, national and regional recognition including numerous awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Composers Forum, the American Recorder Society, Arts Midwest/Meet the Composer, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, Matinee Musicale, the College of St. Scholastica, Colder By The Lake Comedy Troupe, Renegade Theater Company, Wise Fool Shakespeare Theater, and many others. She is also a 2002 and 1999 McKnight/ARAC Fellow. Additionally, she has been one of the composers in residence with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra since 1988.

Her most recent premieres include “Hallucination for Two”, “Les Uncomfortables” (an opera) “Contreparties” for 11-course lute duet (recording by Martin & Walker), transcriptions of Beethoven, Haydn, Sousa and Handel for guitar ensemble, a Concerto for Horn & Tenor Banjo premiered by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra in July of 2011 for their 25th anniversary season, and a commission from the College of St. Scholastica celebrating their 100th anniversary as a college with a work for combined choirs, concert band, guitar ensemble, string orchestra and steel drums in December 2011 which received a second performance in December of 2012.

Her compositions cover the gamut from symphonies, operas, chamber works, works for early instruments and a wide variety of pieces tailored for specific commissions. Her compositions have been performed by the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Twin Ports Wind Ensemble, the Duluth East High School Orchestra, the University of Wisconsin, Superior Orchestra, the Highland String Quartet, the Minnesota Lute Quartet, the Chambure Vihuela Quartet, the Lake Superior Saxophone Quartet, the Horns of a Dilemma, guitarist John Holmquist, guitarist Daniel K. Sturm, lutenist Betsy Small, lutenist Edward Martin, theorboist, Linda Sayce, recorder virtuoso Shelley Gruskin, the duo Ahlert & Schwab and occasionally herself. Many of the performances of these artists doing Kaiser’s works have been broadcast on public radio and television as well as performances in London, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Chicago.

She has been published by Wolfhead Music (in the U.S.) and Edition Corvus (in Germany). Her arrangements for vihuela quartet and soprano are available on the CD “Canto y Danza” through Amazon, CD Baby and other distributors. Her original composition “The Fates” for guitar and mandolin is on the American Classics release from Naxos recordings.

As a performer she plays numerous instruments but, specializes particularly in guitar and its historical and cultural relatives. Besides numerous local recitals and performances with regional ensembles (the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Opera of the North, the Itasca Symphony Orchestra, the Center for Early Music Orchestra, the Minnesota Ballet, the Arrowhead Chorale, the North Shore Big Band, and others), she is a member of the Chambure Vihuela Quartet.

As an instructor, she has taught several different musical subjects including freshman and sophomore theory, orchestration, counterpoint, advanced harmony, form and analysis, horn, beginning guitar class, beginning recorder class, guitar ensemble, horn lessons and guitar lessons.

Her education includes graduation from Duluth Central High School (1980), two years at St. Olaf College (1980-1982), a BA from the College of St. Scholastica (1984), and master classes in guitar from Turibio Santos, Peter Segal, Hopkinson Smith and Toyohiko Satoh.

She has been an adjunct music instructor since 1987 at the College of St. Scholastica (from which she graduated summa cum laude) and since 1990 at the University of Wisconsin, Superior. She is also a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Kaiser, Mina T
Spring Semester 2017

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/2/16 11:45 AM.

Spring Semester 2017
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - Music
1385MUSI 130Applied Music-Guitar
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
001 1.00 - 2.00  FA 1115  ARR 3 of 3 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
1449MUSI 230Applied Music-Guitar
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only.
001 4.00  FA 1115  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only.
1424MUSI 330Applied Music-Guitar
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
001 1.00 - 2.00  FA 1115  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond degree requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble-$200 per credit.
1467MUSI 430Applied Music-Guitar
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Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only.
001 4.00  FA 1115  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to Performance Majors only.

For up to date information all schedules please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive portal.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of 12/2/16 11:45 AM.