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Wed, Mar 25 10:30am · Online Alternatives to Going Out During COVID-19 in Center for Humanities in Medicine

Below is a link to an article giving some creative ideas on how to maintain that “normal” feeling during these not so normal times:


Fri, Feb 28 9:59am · Harmony for Mayo-Tara Brueske in Center for Humanities in Medicine


Combining both vocals and her own piano stylings to bring a spirited, energetic, passionate and joyful concert to those for whom she performs, Tara Brueske combines the clarity and purity of a Julie Andrew’s style (one of her mom’s favorites) with the infectious and creative improvisations of the crooners and big bands (influenced by her father’s love of them). She loves to communicate laughter, joy and hope to people and seeks to encourage them. 


Fri, Feb 28 9:56am · Harmony for Mayo-Bill Staines in Center for Humanities in Medicine


For over forty years Bill Staines has written and performed award winning folk music. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene. He performs nearly 200 concerts per year, logging over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances. You can hear Bill singing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, HBO’s award winning series Deadwood, and Public Radio’s Mountain Stage. He has recorded 27 albums including his most recent release, “Beneath Some Lucky Star,” was released 2012.

Tue, Jan 28 10:25am · Harmony for Mayo-The April Verch Band in Center for Humanities in Medicine


While April Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond. The April Verch Band features world-class musicians Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo, and Alex Rubin on guitar and mandolin, in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion. They have established a reputation as consummate performers, winning over audiences not only with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humor and boundless energy on stage.

Tue, Jan 28 10:23am · Harmony for Mayo-Choral Arts Ensemble in Center for Humanities in Medicine


Since its founding by Rick Kvam in 1985, the forty voices of Choral Arts Ensemble have inspired audiences with their marvelous choral repertoire. Now in their 34th. Season, Choral Arts Ensemble’s mission is to inspire, educate, and enrich the community at large through outstanding choral performance. Additionally, the Ensemble coordinates the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program, a free weekly concert series.

Tue, Jan 28 10:22am · Harmony for Mayo-Claudia Schmidt in Center for Humanities in Medicine


Claudia Schmidt describes her musical style as wonderful hodgepodge of music, poetry, story, laughter, drama and celebrating the moment. She mixes folk, jazz, traditional ballads and original pieces. Schmidt presents a unique look at the world from someone who expresses what she sees with clarity, humor and wonder. The San Francisco Bay Guardian said, “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next …” More succinctly, Garrison Keillor said, “When Claudia sings a song, it stays sung.” Latest CD is titled “Concinnity”.

Tue, Jan 28 10:21am · Harmony for Mayo-Gary and Dawn TImbs in Center for Humanities in Medicine


Atlanta-born and Tennessee-raised, Gary Timb’s “Southern-fried” piano playing and rich baritone voice have been nominated for both Grammy and Dove awards. He has performed and recorded as a solo artist; and with various country and gospel groups, including the legendary Statesmen Quartet and Country Music Hall of Fame’s Sonny James. Dawn Timbs has sung for years with her family’s gospel group, The Schimpps; and is the founder of the folk group Ruby Boots, featured on Minnesota Public Radio in years past.