Curren Effinger — “Little Drum”

Music Resource Center student Curren Effinger wrote, recorded, filmed, and edited this video for his song “Little Drum” this spring with help from students at the UMD Participatory Media Lab.  It was a huge job, but tons of fun and we’re excited to share it with you.

If you think this is a program worth supporting I encourage you to attend one of our upcoming events and to donate online.  We are currently raising funds to purchase instruments and video/recording equipment so that we can more easily make awesome videos like this in the future.  We thank you for your support.

The Music Resource Center-Duluth is a program of the Armory Arts and Music Center.



about 8 years ago

Please donate to this crowd-sourcing fundraising campaign!

If some film-maker from out of state can raise enough money to make a film with a "horrible" title, we ought to be able to fund an awesome program like this for supporting young musicians in the area.

Go check out the indiegogo page for this project.


about 8 years ago

From Arne Vainio, father of MRC student Jake Vainio:

"Our 14 year old son Jake just finished his 9th grade year and spent his Tuesdays and Thursdays going to the Music Resource Center after school. In that time he has met music legends Charlie Parr, Alan Sparhawk from the band Low, Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan's violin player for his Rolling Thunder tour), Richie Townsend and others and our family has become friends with some great musicians.

Jake has had an opportunity to record his music and collaborate with other young artists and record with them. He was one of the opening performances for the Hard Rain benefit concert at the Weber Music Hall at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and opened for Scarlet Rivera and Gene LaFond and The Wild Unknown. The Music Resource Center students perform at the Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe in Duluth on the 3rd Tuesday of every month of the school year.

None of this would have been possible without the help of Darin Bergsven and the Music Resource Center. Time is running out and we are far short of our goal of $10,000.00 to buy instruments and recording equipment for young musicians who may not otherwise get this opportunity. Won't you please help us reach our goal? Donations are tax deductible, but knowing you did the right thing has benefits far beyond that.

Thank you so much for your support!"

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