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Making Music with Robots
a workshop with Troy Rogers

Make music with robots! Sign up for this summer day camp at the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia. Open to music and robot lovers grades 6-12.

Over the course of two weeks we'll learn about the creative art of musical robotics, create a new robotic percussion ensemble, and make new music for the instruments. We'll have a blast while learning to solder, program, design, 3D print, compose, improvise, perform electronic music, and more!

Workshop sessions:
9am-3 pm: June 21-24 (Tue-Fri), 27-30 (Mon.-Thurs.)
9am-noon: July 1 (Fri.)
Public presentation:
6 pm, Thurs. June 30 at Lyric Center for the Arts with the musical robots of Robot Rickshaw and a featured guest performer (TBA).
Camp registration: $75

For info, images, and videos of past workshops, please visit:
To register, or to donate instruments and materials, contact Troy Rogers:

Help us leverage grant funds to reconstruct the front doors to the Lyric Center for the Arts!

You can play a part in helping the Lyric Center open the doors on more performances and programs!  

We need to reconstruct doorways in their historic locations in order to renovate more space inside the Lyric.  We have already received grant funding to partially pay for this project, but we need to show local support through donations as well.

Your donation will have a huge effect in moving this forward!

As of January 15th we have raised over $4,800!  10% to our goal!

Donate today
by mail to ACT III: Scene One, PO Box 416, Virginia, MN 55792, or go to our funding site 
Find out more.

New exhibit in The First Stage Gallery!

Each month we feature new artwork by talented artists.  Check out what's up this month at The First Stage Gallery!

The Lyric Board is currently seeking new members.

The Board of Directors for the Lyric Center for the Arts currently has openings for new members.  Those interested in fostering art space and programs on the Iron Range can download the application form at and submit by mail or e-mail.  The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month.  

The mission of the Lyric Center for the Arts is to provide arts and educational opportunities for children and adults across the Iron Range while renovating the Historic Lyric Building downtown Virginia, Minnesota.  Affiliate organizations include Small Parts Players Children’s Theatre and the IRRRP companies.  The Lyric Center is also home to The First Stage Gallery which has been exhibiting local and regional artwork since 2006, as well as classes, workshops and monthly literary readings.

These positions will begin immediately. Applications are currently being accepted. A Board application form may be downloaded here.  For more information about Board responsibilities, or the Lyric and its programs, contact the Lyric office at or by phone at (218) 741-5577.