Caravan du Nord – Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Alexandria

September 11   |   Theatre L'Homme Dieu

musician Chris Koza in front of a metal wall

The 2021 Caravan du Nord traveling showcase begins at Theatre L'Homme Dieu in Alexandria, MN with a day of artist workshops, an industry social hour, and performances by headliner Chris Koza, classically trained violinist turned country fiddler Jillian Rae, and prolific songwriter Brianna Kocka. Sponsored by The Current.


The 2021 Caravan du Nord is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Alexandria Schedule

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Workshops and networking event are free to attend.
Please register for workshops and networking here.

Workshop | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Songwriting w/ Chris Koza
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
1875 County Road 120, Alexandria

Join prolific professional composer and performer Chris Koza as he explains his process for writing music, and the ways he draws inspiration. Taking place outdoors on the beautiful lakeside Theatre L'Homme Dieu campus, you can gleen tips and ideas from this established musician whose music appears regularly on ABC’s General Hospital and 60 Minutes. In addition, his song Be Wild will be featured as the soundtrack to an upcoming State of Minnesota tourism campaign, and his song (Rogue Valley) The Wolves and the Ravens was featured in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. This workshop is for musicians of any skill level or genre.

Workshop | 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Public relations and marketing for independent musicians
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
1875 County Road 120, Alexandria

Learn the basics of creating a marketing plan as a musician, and how you can enhance your public relations and publicity activities to gain awareness and attention for yourself as a musician. About the presenters: Youa Vang is a freelance writer for publications such as The City Pages, musician manager, and publicist who has interviewed over 400 artists -- some of those famous (Jeff Bridges, Chris Thile, Aimee Mann, David Lovering, Jeff Daniels) and many of those local artists just trying to make it. Joanna Schnedler is Executive Director of the Minnesota Music Coalition, and has spent her career in arts administration including leadership roles at the Fitzgerald Theatre/Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Theater Alliance.

Industry Social Hour | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
1875 County Road 120, Alexandria

Concert | 7:30 pm
Brianna Kocka, Jillian Rae, Chris Koza
Theatre L'Homme Dieu
1875 County Road 120, Alexandria