(Alexandria, MN) A talented musician very much on the upward slope of success is sharing what he's learned along the way, as well the fruits of his labor.  Chris Koza is one of the featured presenters and performers who will be at Alexandria's Theatre L'Homme Dieu on Saturday, September 11th as part of Caravan du Nord.  It is a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, bringing top regional acts, emerging bands and music industry professionals to towns across Greater Minnesota for a weekend of workshops, networking and performances. This annual fall tour has presented more than 200 artists to audiences totaling more than 10,000. The Caravan du Nord is an ongoing project of the Minnesota Music Coalition. Sponsored by The Current.

VOA's Joe Korkowski talked with Chris about the tour and his music (AUDIO BELOW) 


Details of Theatre L'Homme Dieu event:

Workshops and networking event are free to attend on Saturday, Sept. 11th.

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