MacPhail Center for Music is one of the nation’s oldest and largest community-based music education non-profits.
From our inception in 1907, we have grown to become a passionate organization at the forefront of music education and appreciation for the arts. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we pride ourselves on being a community resource for music learning, events and community partnerships.
Serving more than 15,500 students across the state with over 132 different community-partnership programs, we have been an influential leader in music therapy, Suzuki Talent Education, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® and community partnership programs.
Our flagship site is a state-of-the-art building in Minneapolis with access sites in Apple Valley, Austin, Chanhassen, White Bear Lake, and online at MacPhail Online.
MacPhail Mission: Transforming lives and communities through exceptional music learning.
MacPhail Vision: To provide students of all backgrounds and abilities access to exceptional music learning experiences through extraordinary faculty, innovative programs and integrated learning technology to create successful outcomes.
Facts and Statistics
Status: 501(c)(3) non-profit
Locations: 5 (Minneapolis, White Bear Lake, Chanhassen, Apple Valley, Austin)
Online Offerings: Yes
Ages: All; 6 weeks to over 100 years old
Skill level: Any; Beginners with no experience to serious professional musicians.
Program Areas: 8 + MacPhail Online
Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®
Suzuki Talent Education
MacPhail Music for Life™ (offerings for 55+)
- Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Partnerships
- Online Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Partnerships
- School Partnerships
- Online School Partnerships (OSP)
- Music Therapy Partnerships
- MacPhail Music for Life™ Partnerships
- Online MacPhail Music for Life™ Partnerships
Total Students: 15,500
Total Community Partnerships: 132
Number of students from partnerships: 8,500
Total events and workshops: 700
Number of attendees (annual): 52,500
Number of summer camps: 46
Number of Summer Camp students: 506