A few months back, our school received a very exciting email. Working behind the front desk at the time, Eric actually almost thought the message was spam and deleted it — but a closer look revealed it was from the team behind “America’sGot Talent.” Recognizing our school as a great hub of local talent, they’d written us wanting to “see what Minnesota had to offer.” Excited, we put out a Facebook post asking for any and all interested musicians to submit their work.

The post got the most shares our page has ever seen — by a long shot. We were so excited our wider community wanted to compete so eagerly in such a legendary competition. In fact, even though he’d never seen the show, our director decided to throw his hat into the ring himself! Lo and behold, he got a callback! They’re interested in seeing his duet with Caleb, his son!

At the time of writing, Eric and Caleb are about to send in their third-round of performances, and they’re very excited.“We’re practicing every day,” Eric told us, adding with a laugh, “At the very least, this experience has given us plenty of quality time!”

Whether or not the MnSOM duo is on their way to international stardom remains to be seen. But, as a school that strives to help families bond over music, we can say they’ve already succeeded in our books! Congratulations and best of luck!