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Northrop Concerts and Lectures

Mission Statement

Northrop – Concerts and Lectures Transforming the campus and community through culture.

Northrop – Concerts and Lectures is dedicated to the advancement of the education, research, public engagement, and diversity mission of the University of Minnesota through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts, community service and creative exchange.

Northrop – Concerts and Lectures is also committed to civic engagement and community discourse. We proceed with the values of partnership and collaboration, and we are committed to bridging the intellectual and artistic life of the university with the goals and issues of the local community, the nation, and the world.


Northrop – Concerts and Lectures is the presenting organization for of the University of Minnesota. Though affiliated with the iconic Northrop Auditorium since 1928, it is separate entity, and it does not receive direct fee student support for its programming initiatives. Northrop – Concerts and Lectures funds itself primarily through Northrop rentals, ticket sales, ticket fee service charges, contributed income and fundraising.