LISTEN CONTEST...what kids know about classical music

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Can you define "dance suite movement" and "counterpoint"? The high school students participating in the annual Music Listening Contest can. For the last few months, they've been cramming their brains with the classical canon. Whiz kids from all over the state gathered at Augsburg College in Minneapolis this afternoon for the state finals. Minnesota Public Radio's Chris Roberts reports on how they prepared, what they've learned, and the rigors of the contest itself.

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