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Music Therapy
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy at MacPhail Humans have long appreciated the healing and cathartic power of music. Music taps into a primal sense of rhythm that we all possess. Music is processed …
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Artist in Residence

The GMI Artist-in-Residence Program offers 8-month residencies at MacPhail Center for Music to foster cultural change in our communities through passion and creativity in music. Believing that supporting and investing …
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55+ MacPhail Music for Life™

Music Education & Creative Arts for Adults 55+ MacPhail Music for Life™ is an interactive music education and creative arts program that brings the many benefits of music into the …
Sing Play Learn with MacPhail
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Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

Award-Winning Early Childhood Music Education Programming Designed for a child’s specific stage of development, each class encourages children to explore musical concepts and to experiment with new instruments. Your child …
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Instrument Resources

Schmitt Music is a valued partner of MacPhail Center for Music and operates stores throughout the entire Midwest. Schmitt Music’s vision is the same today as it was in 1896 …
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Browse the Exhibit

Part of Something Bigger, a healing collage Thank you all for the amazing submissions contributed to the Healing Collage. Each and every single work is full of an abundance of …
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Resources for Music Educators

These resources were contributed by Dr. Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Music resources for distance learning PDFUpdated May 1, 2020
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Next Steps

Date: Aug 31, 2021

As the summer Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® classes have come to a close, you might be wondering what next?  If you are, you are not alone; we have created this guide to aid you in your next …
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GMI Pedagogical Advisory Committee

The PAC brings together predominantly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) music educators with expertise in music styles and related pedagogy from non-dominant cultures in and outside of the …
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Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA)

How Do You Hear the World? EMRA’s approach is to provide students with the tools and techniques to help create, produce and realize musical ambitions. EMRA offers one-on-one instruction online …
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Musician Referral

Looking for high quality musicians to perform at your next special event? Browse the list below for solo artists and/or ensembles for hire. Solo Ensembles
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Group Classes

Join a group class at MacPhail today! We offer various ways to help you achieve your goals today, and tomorrow. Whether you or a family member is just learning, amplifying …
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K-12 School Partnerships

Supplemental Music Programming for Minnesota Schools: In Person or Live Online Empowering Schools. Strengthening Programs. Propelling Students. MacPhail Partnerships provide customized, innovative, and relevant music education programs for K-12 schools. About …
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Voice/Singing

Voice/Singing Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical environment. Offerings for voice …
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Composition & Songwriting

Interested in beginning, developing, or mastering your songwriting skills or compositional techniques? Instruction specifically designed for acoustic instruments or electronic platforms. Whether you have written many songs and have professional …
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Equity & Inclusion

Diversity is inherent in music and essential to its future. As the largest community music school in the nation, MacPhail Center for Music must play a key role in rebuilding …
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Choirs

Choirs at MacPhail Center for Music provide group music training, education, and performance opportunities to inspire and encourage excellent musicianship. Offerings include both auditioned and open opportunities.
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Strings

MacPhail provides instruction in cello, double bass, fiddle, gayageum, harp, viola, and violin through individual lessons, group classes, ensembles, and orchestras. Founded in 1907 as a violin school, MacPhail takes …
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Madeline Island Chamber Music

A program of MacPhail, Madeline Island Chamber Music offers students considerable opportunities for group learning and music-making in a breathtaking island setting.  Madeline Island Chamber Music is devoted to educating …
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MacPhail K-12@Home

Live, Online Music Education Designed Specially for K-12 Students Offered at No Cost for Families Originally developed in response to the switch from in-person to online eLearning, MacPhail Center for …
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About MacPhail

Why MacPhail? We’re committed to sharing our expertise in all we do — from our outstanding faculty and highly credible programs to our iconic building and performance halls, developing creative …
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Piano

MacPhail offers private lessons or group instruction for piano, keyboards, and harpsichord. All ages and skill levels. Lessons and classes are available at five locations– Minneapolis, Apple Valley, Chanhassen, Austin, …
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Three Easy Ways to Beat Cabin Fever with Music

Date: Mar 30, 2021

Simple musical activities to use at home with your kids. Music is fun, engaging and can motivate even the most stir-crazy kids.  You don’t have to have any musical training …
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McKnight Fellowships

About the McKnight Fellowships for Musicians Eligibility Please read carefully. Applicants who do not meet all of the following criteria and expectations will not be considered and should not apply. Application Guidelines …
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Foundations, Corporations, & Government Giving

MacPhail is grateful to the foundations, corporations, and government sources that generously support our mission. These donors share our belief in the importance of music education for students of all …
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Ensembles & Performance Groups

MacPhail is proud to offer students opportunities to practice and perform in groups ranging from duos to orchestras.   Music performance is inherently social and creative. Performers are called to …
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Play and Creativity Using Music: Explore New Music

Date: Mar 30, 2021

How can music activities at home encourage play and creativity in children?   Play is one of the most important parts of early childhood.  When a child is engaging in play they are building their brains …
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Media & Press

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Talk to the music experts for your next story. MacPhail Center for Music has the reputation for delivering the highest quality music education. Experimenting, testing, trying …
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Small Moments, Big Accomplishments

Date: Feb 25, 2021

Beth, age 12 , Music Therapy Student Stories: Beth When Diene’s twelve-year-old daughter Beth continually expressed a passion for music, constantly asking it to be played throughout the house, Diene …
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Woodwinds

MacPhail offers individualized instruction on Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Saxophone. MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical …
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Madeline Island Chamber Music on PBS Wisconsin

Date: Mar 2, 2021

Welcome to Madeline Island Chamber Music! MacPhail is pleased to join with Madeline Island Chamber Music, a program and destination devoted to educating and nurturing the next generation of musicians …
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Giving

Give the Gift of Music At MacPhail, we care deeply about music. We believe that to live our fullest, richest lives, music is essential. As a nonprofit organization, your generosity …
White Bear Lake - Fall 2021
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – White Bear Lake

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$48.00
Chanhassen - Fall 2021
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Chanhassen

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$48.00
Apple Valley - Fall 2021
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Apple Valley

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$48.00
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Minneapolis

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$48.00
Austin - Fall 2021
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Austin

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$28.50
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Summer Camps

Get More Out of the Summer! MacPhail summer music camps blend high-quality instruction from experienced, professional teaching artists with the fun and excitement of making music with other students who …
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Free Family Music Series

A free, family event for music-loving families and those who want to explore music for the first time! The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after …
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: Musical Beach Vacation

Shake those post-holiday, Minnesota winter blues and join us for a musical trip to the tropics! As we explore the music of Brazil, Cuba and Mexico you’ll be transported by …
Tuition
$44.00
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Planned Giving

Your generosity and foresight can leave a legacy for decades to come, sharing music education opportunities and benefiting future students of MacPhail Center for Music. Donors who make a gift …
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Executive Functioning and the Role of Music

Date: Sep 8, 2021

Executive Functioning is a term that describes a set of mental skills which includes:  Working memory.  Flexibility in thinking.  Self-control, or impulse control.   As children develop so do their executive functioning skills, however, sometimes …
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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Applications for all MacPhail Center for Music metro sites (Apple Valley, Chanhassen, Minneapolis, White Bear Lake) as well as for Austin, MN for the 2021-2022 school year open …
Jazz
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Jazz

MacPhail Center for Music is proud to offer students exploration of the great Black American art-form, jazz. Under the direction of Christopher Rochester, the faculty provides a comprehensive, explorative jazz …
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Guitar

Guitar Lessons & Classes at MacPhail: MacPhail offers acoustic, classical, and electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and electric bass lessons for students of all ages and skill levels.
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Individual Lessons

MacPhail’s outstanding faculty is experienced in teaching beginning through advanced music lessons for children, youth, and adult learners. Our teachers understand challenging work schedules, family, and social demands and varying …
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Brass

MacPhail offers individualized lessons on Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Tuba/Euphonium, and French Horn in different styles. Our faculty are experts and bring decades of professional experience and dedication to your lessons. Whatever …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Electronic Music / Recording Arts

Electronic Music/Recording Arts (EMRA) Lessons – Minneapolis

Electronic Music Recording Arts Offering electronic music options for all ages, beginner to advanced. Multitrack recording Electronic music production Mixing Mastering Beat making DJing Remixing Sound design Hip Hop production …
Tuition
$86.00
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
Electronic Music / Recording Arts

Electronic Music/Recording Arts (EMRA) Lessons – ONLINE

Electronic Music Recording Arts Offering electronic music options for all ages, beginner to advanced. Multitrack recording Electronic music production Mixing Mastering Beat making DJing Remixing Sound design Hip Hop production …
Tuition
$86.00
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Policies

Individual & Suzuki Instruction Fall and Spring Withdrawal Before the 4thlesson of the semester: Students must provide written (or email) notice of withdrawal and refund requests to the Student Service Center …
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Music And Toddler Development

Date: Mar 8, 2021

Join our guests from MacPhail Center for Music, Early Childhood Music Educators, Jane Tate, and Cari Gregerson as we discuss the developmental pathway of toddlers and how music can help …
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Benefits of Music on Children’s Development

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Listen as Priscilla Weigel and her guest Dianna Babcock of MacPhail Center for Music chat about the way music can enhance learning.  They discuss the benefits music has on a …
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Music and Infant Development

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Join our guests from MacPhail Center for Music, Early Childhood Music Educators, Jane Tate and Cari Gregerson as we discuss the developmental pathway of infants and how music can help …
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Community Programs

MacPhail Center for Music in the Community MacPhail creates innovative, customized programs tailored to meet the unique needs of diverse partners. Currently, 8,630 students and clients are served through community …
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Tuition

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees MACPHAIL: MORE OPPORTUNITIES, MORE POSSIBILITIES, MORE MUSIC!  MacPhail Center for Music offers exceptional music learning experiences that inspire the musician within. Your MacPhail tuition will deliver …
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Leadership & Staff

The Team MacPhail Center for Music is made up of artists, administrators, and trade professionals dedicated to our students, faculty and audiences and MacPhail’s mission, vision, and values.  
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Springtime Fun with Music

Date: May 26, 2021

Now that the weather is warming up, the outdoors are coming alive with music.  There is music all around you!  What do you hear when you go outside?  Listen for birds singing their …
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Events Information & Calendar

We believe music has the power to transform, inspire, heal, and create community. Each year, MacPhail presents more than 400 concerts and events at our six locations, showcasing student, faculty, …
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: Marvelous Musicians You Don’t Know

Sure we’ve all been introduced to the 3 B’s of classical music – Beethoven, Bach and Brahms – in music classes, but in this class we’ll focus on lesser known …
Tuition
$131.50
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: Tour De France

Join teaching artist Andrea Leap for a journey through the French musical landscape as we explore folk music, the French cabaret chanson, impressionism, French Baroque, the French and their love …
Tuition
$131.50
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Suzuki Summer Institute

Suzuki Guitar & Piano Institute July 26 – July 30, 2021 The Suzuki Institute offers masterclasses, group classes and performance opportunities for piano and guitar students, as well as training sessions for teachers. Students experience …
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Music Lessons & Classes

MacPhail promises distinctive individual and shared musical learning experiences that unite us, inspire us, and lead us down new paths of self-discovery. Develop your talent and skills with music educators …
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The Music and Learning Connection

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Listen as podcast guests Dianna Babcock and Jane Tate of MacPhail Center for Music discuss the evidence that music does have a positive impact on a young child’s executive functioning …
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Performance Archive

In these times of vigilance, MacPhail holds on to the importance of music: it connects us, calms anxiety and feeds our souls. Please enjoy these MacPhail performances. We hope that …
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Using iMovie for Music and Teaching

Date: Jul 1, 2021

EMRA Studio Coordinator and Teaching Artist, Isaac Rohr discusses how to use iMovie for music and teaching in this first of three Professional Development Sessions. Other EMRA Professional Development Sessions:
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Play and Creativity Using Music: Sing

Date: Mar 30, 2021

How can music activities at home encourage play and creativity in children?   Play is one of the most important parts of early childhood.  When a child is engaging in play they are building their brains …
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Music of Our Time

Date: Thu Jul 22 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present in concert the 2021 Fellowship String Quartets at The Clubhouse on Madeline Island. These quartets will be performing repertoire they have been studying the …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for 3s and 4s (3-4 1/2 years) – Mpls

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver This fall, inspire your child’s creativity through imaginative, seasonal musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. …
Tuition
$334.00
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Event, Performance

2021 Music Matters Luncheon

Date: Thu May 06 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Music Matters Luncheon

On May 6 MacPhail held its largest fundraising event of the year. Music Matters was a powerful and inspirational program that brought people together virtually to celebrate the transformational power …
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Support Math Readiness Through Music

Date: Feb 10, 2021

The teachers in our Sing, Play, Learn! with MacPhail® department know that music class isn’t just fun and play. Music learning can build a child’s math skills. Check out this …
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Playing with Music at Home

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Music making doesn’t need to be formal at all times – it’s easy to incorporate music into the daily routines with your child, in fact, you may find you already …
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Music Matters

On May 6 MacPhail held its largest fundraising event of the year. Music Matters was a powerful and inspirational program that brought people together virtually to celebrate the transformational power …
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Individual Giving

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, MacPhail depends on generous donors like you to give students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities the opportunity to experience the joy and satisfaction of music …
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Prelude: Singer-Actor Performance Lab

An auditioned yearlong program (September – May) for high school students ages 14-18 who seek an environment where they can experiment and discover new possibilities as performing artists.  Important Fall …
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Preparing for Sleep and the Role of Music

Date: Jun 23, 2021

Sleep is one of the most talked about topics for young children. We live in a society that tends to be sleep deprived. Around 25% of young children have sleep problems. …
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Madelyn Herbrand

Music Therapist
Madelyn Herbrand joined the MacPhail faculty in 2020 as a Music Therapist in the Music Therapy and MacPhail Music for Life™ departments, focusing on guitar, piano, ukulele, and voice. Madelyn …
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How did music education adapt to the pandemic?

Date: Apr 8, 2021

MPR News with Angela Davis – How did music education adapt to the pandemic? MacPhail teaching artist Ivory Doublette was a guest on Angela Davis’ show on MPR on April …
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Cultural Competency in Music Education

Date: Jul 12, 2021

EMRA Teaching Artist, Krysta Rayford discusses Cultural Competency in this second of three Professional Development Sessions. Other EMRA Professional Development Sessions:
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Gabriela Díaz and André Díaz w/ Fellowship Young Artists

Date: Sat Jul 24 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Works by Penderecki and Brahms Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present violist Gabriela Díaz and cellist Andrés Díaz with the 2021 Fellowship String Quartets in concert on Madeline Island! Concert Program String Triowith Gabriela …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for 2s and 3s (2-3 years) – Mpls

Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver This fall enjoy fast-paced, seasonal musical activities emphasizing singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat with your toddler. Musical play with toddlers can …
Tuition
$334.00
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Event

Spring Sing-Along with MacPhail Music for Life™

Date: Fri Apr 30 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online

MacPhail Music for Life Teaching Artists™ Andrea Leap, Joey Clark, Vicky Mountain, Jerry Rubino & Walter Tambor No cost for all seniors and senior communities Featuring the music of Jerry …
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Workshops with Bailey Poesnecker

These workshops are offered at NO CHARGE to participants. They are part of the MacPhail Global Music Initiative, Artist in Residence 2021 Fiddle Tunes July 17, Times belowONLINE & IN-PERSON …
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Percussion & Drum Set

MacPhail offers individualized instruction for Drum Set, Marimba, Vibraphone, Snare Drum, Band/Orchestra Percussion, and Hand Percussion We offer individual instruction, shared lessons, group classes, and ensembles in different styles. Our …
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Privacy Policy

Effective March 8, 2021 MacPhail Center for Music’s Principles Regarding User Privacy and Data Protection We believe privacy and data protection are human rights We take protecting your privacy seriously, …
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Jonathan Swartz

Artistic Director for Madeline Island Chamber Music, a program of MacPhailEmail Praised by The Strad for his “impeccable playing” and “gorgeously viola-like tone,” violinist Jonathan Swartz enjoys a multi-faceted career.  …
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Alternatives to Problematic Children’s Songs

Date: Sep 22, 2021

The Sing Play Learn department at MacPhail Center for Music has been busy revamping parts of our curricula for the last couple of years. Our goal was to research the origins of the songs …
Suzuki Talent Education
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Suzuki Talent Education

The MacPhail Suzuki program is one of the largest and most established Suzuki programs in the country and one of the only places to offer comprehensive Suzuki lessons in Minnesota!  …
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Music For Change: Protest music through centuries and across continents

Date: Sat Oct 24 2020
Spotlight Series

Concert Program Part 1Soojung Hong, piano performingMarches op. 76, #2 and #4 (Robert Schumann) Part 2PaviElle French, vocalsChris Rochester, saxOmar Abdulkarim, trumpetJacob Dodd, pianoGreg Byers, bassArthur LA Buckner, drums performing1. …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Classes

Community Bucket Drumming – Minneapolis

This inclusive class is open to anyone ages 12+ who is interested in a social, music experience. Previous music/music therapy experience is not required. During the class participants will engage …
Tuition
$220.00
Apple Valley - Fall 2021
Classes

Community Bucket Drumming – Apple Valley

This inclusive class is open to anyone ages 12+ who is interested in a social, music experience. Previous music/music therapy experience is not required. During the class participants will engage …
Tuition
$220.00
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
Classes

MacPhail Listening Club – ONLINE

Join our online listening club to discuss music with others who share your passion for music. Each week MacPhail voice faculty member Vicky Mountain will explore music performed by a …
Tuition
$75.00
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Kenichi Thomas

Electronic Music
Kenichi Thomas (aka DJ Just Nine) has been exploring music without regard for genres from a young age. That expansive taste, plus a desire to perfect the craft of DJing …
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Roque Diaz

Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)Email Roque Diaz joined MacPhail Center for Music as the Director of School Partnerships in 2018. A first-generation Puerto Rican college graduate, he has …
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Adding Fuel to your Practice Parent Engine

Date: May 19, 2021

By Kamini LaRusso. Transcript from 2019 Suzuki Association of the Americas: “Parents as Partners Videos” Hello! My name is Kamini LaRusso. I live in Minneapolis, MN. I am a Suzuki …
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MacPhail—Austin Documentary

Date: Mar 2, 2021

In September 2020, MacPhail Center for Music in partnership with Austin Public Schools and with support from the Hormel Foundation, opened their new state-of-the-art music education center. Learn more about the process and the beautiful result via this documentary by Patrick Gavin.
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Event, Performance

Arianna Quartet plays Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

Date: Sat Jun 26 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Arianna String Quartet in concert on Madeline Island. Arianna QuartetJohn McGrosso, violinJulia Sakharova, violinJoanna Mendoza, violaKurt Baldwin, cello Concert Program Quartet in E-flat Major, …
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Brooklyn Rider plays Azmeh, Roberts, and Beethoven (Live Streamed)

Date: Sat Jul 03 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Brooklyn Rider in concert on Madeline Island. Brooklyn RiderJohnny Gandelsman, violinColin Jacobsen, violinNicholas Cords, violaMichael Nicolas, cello Concert Program Dabke On Martense Street Kinan …
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Brooklyn Rider plays Golijov and Schubert

Date: Sat Jul 10 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Brooklyn Rider in concert on Madeline Island. Brooklyn RiderJohnny Gandelsman, violinColin Jacobsen, violinNicholas Cords, violaMichael Nicolas, cello Concert Program Tenebrae Osvaldo Golijov Quartet in …
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Event

Prairie Winds Quintet plays Piazzola and Szervansky

Date: Fri Jun 18 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present The Prairie Winds in concert on Madeline Island. The Prairie WindsJonathan, FluteSusan Warner, ClarinetLaura Griffiths, Oboe Fritz Foss, HornTimothy McGovern, Bassoon Concert Program Libertango Astor …
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American Quartet plays Beethoven and Ravel

Date: Fri Jul 16 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present American String Quartet in concert on Madeline Island. American QuartetPeter Winograd, violinLaurie Carney, violinDaniel Avshalomov, violaWolfram Koessel, cello Concert Program String Quartet No. 14 …
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Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence: Julius Quartet

Date: Sun Jul 18 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence and Fall Artist Residency is generously supported by Bob and Carolyn Nelson Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present in concert the 2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence, …
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Performance

Willow Brae

Date: Sat May 08 2021
Free Family Music Series

Irish and Scottish music on harp and wind instruments. Andrea Stern - Celtic harpLaura MacKenzie – wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border greatpipes, voice Laura MacKenzie and Andrea Stern …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Musical Trolley I (4-6 years) – Mpls

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk …
Tuition
$368.00
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Isaac Rohr

EMRA Studio Coordinator, Electronic Music, Music Production, Recording Arts
Isaac Rohr (he/they) is an artist, beatmaker, and mixing and mastering engineer teaching in MacPhail’s EMRA program. Isaac has spent his life studying, performing and creating: electronic music, jazz, classical new …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Ensembles

Chamber Music – Trios, Quartets, Quintets

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail’s chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and …
Tuition
$31.00
Chanhassen - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (Birth – 4 yrs) – Chanhassen

Ages 6 weeks – 4 years with parent/caregiver 12-WEEK SESSION This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. …
Tuition
$275.00
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Krysta Rayford

Electronic Music, Electronic Music, Songwriting
Krysta “K. Raydio” Rayford is an Electronic Music Teacher in MacPhail’s EMRA program. A Teaching Artist for the past 10 years, she has taught classes/workshops for Minneapolis Public Schools, Kulture Klub …
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (Birth – 4 yrs) – Mpls

Ages 6 weeks – 4 years with parent/caregiver 12-WEEK SESSION This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. …
Tuition
$275.00
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Babies (6 wk-10 mo) – Mpls

This fall learn new ways to use music at home to enhance your baby’s development. New lullabies, songs, chants, wiggling and bouncing games will be shared to help you and …
Tuition
$285.00
Austin - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (Birth – 5 yrs) – Austin

Ages 6 weeks – 5 years with parent/caregiver This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively …
Tuition
$105.00
Apple Valley - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (Birth-4 yrs) – Apple Valley

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver 12-WEEK SESSION This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively …
Tuition
$275.00
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for 1s and 2s (10-24 months) – Mpls

Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver Add musical play to your fall schedule. High energy exploration keeps active toddlers engaged as they sample hand-held instruments, experience contrasting sounds and motions, and …
Tuition
$334.00
Minneapolis - Fall 2021
Ensembles

Chamber Music Duos

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail’s chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and …
Tuition
$49.33
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Preschoolers II (3-5 yrs) – ONLINE

8-week session begins the week of November 8 Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver Go apple picking, jump in a leaf pile, carve a pumpkin — use your imagination through musical …
Tuition
$131.00
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families I (6 wks – 5 yrs) – ONLINE

8-week session begins the week of September 13 Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age 5. …
Tuition
$131.00
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families II (6 wks – 5 yrs) – ONLINE

8-week session begins the week of November 8 Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age 5. …
Tuition
$131.00
The Bazillions dancing and playing instruments
Performance

The Bazillions

Date: Sat May 02 2020
Free Family Music Series

The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities’ parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. Literally from their first day on the job at Kenny School in Minneapolis, the couple was writing …
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Faculty

Patrick O’Brien

Patrick O'Brien is a guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and songwriting teacher in the MacPhail Music for Life™ department of MacPhail since 2021. He has 20 years of experience in private instruction and …
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Event

Woodwinds Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jun 19 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

This live-streamed performance is the culmination of a week of intense study and focus for the 20 gifted students of the 2021 Seminar for Advanced Wind Chamber Music.
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Event, Performance

String Young Artists Concert I

Date: Sat Jun 26 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Enjoy this free live-streamed concert featuring our talented student quartets performing selected movements from the following works. Beethoven: String Quartet Op.18 No.4Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.44 No.1Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op.80Mendelssohn: String …
5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event, Performance

String Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jul 10 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA7dy3J3qc0
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Page

Healing Collage

Part of Something Bigger Call for Artist Submissions: student and professional MacPhail Center for Music is thrilled to invite artists from the MacPhail community, both students and professionals, to submit …
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Performance

Jack Brass Band

Date: Sat Sep 12 2020
Free Family Music Series

5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event, Performance

String Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jul 03 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

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Event

Kidfest Featuring The Bazillions!

Date: Sat Sep 11 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

This event will be held in two identical sessions, the first from 10:00 - 11:00 am and the second from 11:15 am - 12:15 pm. Each session will include a …
5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event, Performance

String Young Artists Concert II

Date: Sat Jun 26 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Enjoy this free live-streamed concert featuring our talented student quartets performing selected movements from quartets by Bartok, Hindemith, Schumann, Brahms, and more…
5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event

String Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jul 17 2021
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Enjoy this free open to the public and livestreamed concert featuring the astonishingly talented students quartets of the Fellowship String Quartet Program. Concert Program String Quartet No. 1 Béla Bartók  I. …
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Page

Accessibility

In service to its mission, MacPhail maintains compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prohibit discrimination against persons …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Crescendo for Piano & Strings

Italian for “growing,” Crescendo encourages and promotes students’ growth at all stages of musical development. The program aims to develop well-rounded musicians, recognize students’ progress and set benchmarks for the …
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Performance

Chione Quintet

Date: Sat Jan 16 2021
Free Family Music Series

5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event, Performance

String Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jul 10 2021
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rzScyC7L4
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Page

Terms of Use

MacPhail Center for Music Website Terms of Use The following terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) govern your use of all websites and mobile applications from which these Terms …
5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event, Performance

String Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jul 03 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

5 people playing string instruments on stage
Event

String Young Artists Concert

Date: Sat Jul 17 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Enjoy this free open to the public and livestreamed concert featuring the astonishingly talented students quartets of the Fellowship String Quartet Program. Concert Program String Quartet No. 4 Op. 22 Paul …
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Faculty

Mark Burnett

Music Therapist
Mark Burnett joined MacPhail’s Music Therapy faculty in 2019. His practice and approach to music and music therapy is centered around the individual experience with a focus on happiness.  This …
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Faculty

Melissa Wenszell

Co-Founder and Senior Music Therapist
Melissa Wenszell, MacPhail Music Therapy Co-Founder, Senior Music Therapist, joined MacPhail Center for Music in 2001 as a board certified Music Therapist, becoming director in 2008.  She earned a Bachelor …
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