Schubert Club Museum Minis

About Museum Minis

Museum Minis are free, virtual 15-minute interactive sessions for all ages to learn about instruments from the Schubert Club Music Museum. Local talented, knowledgeable, and diverse musicians will share fascinating information about how these instruments make their sound and the cultures from which they originated.  Enjoy mini performances emphasizing each instrument’s unique and special character.

Upcoming Museum Minis

February 14, 2022 at 10:30 am | Maria Isa – Bomba

March 14, 2022 at 10:30 am | Alison Young – Flute

April 11, 2022 at 10:30 am | Nygel Witherspoon – Cello

May 9, 2022 at 10:30 am | Jared Rush – Hammond B3 Organ

June 22, 2021 at 10:30am | “The Crow” with Garrett McQueen, bassoon

Playing the bassoon is multi-faceted, from reed making, to wearing harnesses and seat straps, and even making a ‘crow’ sound! Garrett McQueen will offer a demonstration and exploration of the bassoon with a piece-by-piece look at each part of the instrument, a comparison of bassoons old and modern, and a made-from-home bassoon performance! 

May 25, 2021 at 10:30am | Balafon & Mbira

Join Siama Matuzungidi, originally from the Western region of Democratic Republic of Congo, as he shares two instruments from his African heritage – the Balafon which is used to communicate important messages in the villages and the Mbira also known as the thumb piano. And just like Siama did while he was growing up, you are invited to use simple found sounds from around the house as shakers to play along with the music.

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About the Schubert Club Music Museum

Music Makers Zone

EXPLORE, DISCOVER and CREATE music in the Music Makers Zone!  Here you will have opportunities to interact with instruments from across the globe. Be blown away by an instrument “tornado” – whirling with sounds from around the world.  Get inside the beat as you clatter and clang along the Wall of Percussion.  Try your hand at the keyboard instruments and learn to play! Come make music and learn how music is made! 

Keyboard Journey

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Schubert Club’s keyboard collection – from 16th century spinets to iconic 20th century electro-mechanical keyboards. Explore the history and development of these instruments through the stories of their inventors, builders, and musicians.


Always FREE admission

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All virtual Museum Minis are FREE!

This program will be available to stream on the date of the performance on this page, our Youtube page, and on our Facebook page. Please contact us at 651-292-3268 or at if you have any questions about our virtual programs.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.