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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 …
Music Therapy
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Music Therapy

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 and produced through a …
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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 …
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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Group Classes

We offer various ways to help you achieve your goals today, and tomorrow. Whether you or a family member is just learning, amplifying your skills, trying to achieve your highest …
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Summer Camps

Get More Out of the Summer: MacPhail Center for Music Summer Camps  MacPhail summer music camps blend high-quality instruction from experienced professional teaching artists with the fun and excitement of …
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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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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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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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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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Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music Joins MacPhail Center for Music MacPhail Center for Music and Madeline Island Chamber Music have joined together to create “Madeline Island Chamber Music, a program of …
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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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Voice/Singing

Voice 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 students whose primary means …
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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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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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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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Choirs

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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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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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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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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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Piano

Piano at MacPhail: Piano, Keyboards and Harpsichord MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical environment. For piano, …
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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 …
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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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Strings

Apple Valley - Summer 2021
Music Therapy

Summer 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
$47.50
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
Music Therapy

Summer 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
$47.50
Austin - Summer 2021
Music Therapy

Summer 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
$28.00
White Bear Lake - Summer 2021
Music Therapy

Summer 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
$47.50
Chanhassen - Summer 2021
Music Therapy

Summer 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
$47.50
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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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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 …
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Composition & Songwriting

Composition & Songwriting at MacPhail MacPhail offers several opportunities for students who are interested in beginning, developing, or mastering their compositional techniques or songwriting skills. Whether you have written many …
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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 …
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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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Woodwinds

Woodwinds at MacPhail: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical environment. We offer …
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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, …
Minneapolis - Summer 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
$85.00
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 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
$85.00
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Tuition

2020-2021 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 …
Brass
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Brass

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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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Fellowship Quartets: 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 - Spring 2021
Ensembles

Video Game Music Orchestra

MacPhail’s new Video Game Music Orchestra gives middle school and high school students a chance to explore music performance outside the confines of classical music. Students will experiment with amplified …
Tuition
$0.00
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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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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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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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Prelude: Singer-Actor Performance Lab

Now Live Online! 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 …
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Covid-19 Updates

Updates & Information MacPhail’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated June 8, 2021 Music Lessons Online at MacPhail Teaching music online is not new at MacPhail. Live Online lessons at MacPhail …
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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 …
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: Sounds of Sondheim

Wednesdays 10:30am 2 sessions, August 11 & 18 A tour of the masterworks by this composer/lyricist, tracing his development as the dominant musical theater composer of the 20th century. Students …
Tuition
$45.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: The Genius of Duke Ellington

Wednesdays 10:30am 2 sessions, June 16 & 23 Learn how this composer, arranger, band leader, and piansist created a unique sound for swing music and a new standard of excellence …
Tuition
$45.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
Summer Camps

Musical World Camp – IN-PERSON – August 9-13

Ages 5-7 years Take a musical journey around the world! In this camp, we will explore the ways that children of different cultures play music and games, tell stories, sing, …
Tuition
$90.00
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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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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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 …
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
Summer Camps

Make Music Anywhere – In Person

Making music with mobile devices can be powerful and liberating. Over the course of one week, we will create daily mini-projects on mobile devices; running the gamut from beatmaking to …
Tuition
$140.00
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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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Performance

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. …
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2021
Classes

MacPhail Listening Club – ONLINE

Join our new 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 …
Tuition
$68.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: Dylan and Prince

Wednesdays 10:30am 2 sessions, July 14 & 21 These two influential songwriters shifted the sound of American rock and pop – and in very different directions. We will study the …
Tuition
$45.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
Summer Camps

Madeline Island Chamber Music

For information about auditions, tuition and financial aid, visit www.micm.org. 2021 Programs Chamber Music for Strings June 20-July 11 Featuring the Arianna String Quartet and Brooklyn Rider Fellowship String Quartet …
Tuition
$0.00
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Percussion

Percussion at MacPhail: Drum Set, Marimba, Vibraphone, Snare Drum, Band/Orchestra Percussion, Hand Percussion MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental …
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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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Board of Directors

MacPhail’s mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities through music learning experiences that inspire. MacPhail is grateful to its all-volunteer Board of Directors for their support of our mission …
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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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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 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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Brooklyn Rider plays Azmeh, Roberts, and Beethoven

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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Diaz and Díaz w/ Fellowship Students play Penderecki and Brahms

Date: Sat Jul 24 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 Diaz and cellist Andrés Díaz with the 2021 Fellowship String Quartets in concert on Madeline Island! Performer Bios Georgia native Gabriela …
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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

Works by Mendelssohn, Manny Hernandez, and Bartok Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present in concert and live-stream the 2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence, the Julius Quartet. Contributions to Madeline Island …
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Event, Performance

Willow Brae

Date: Sat May 08 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
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 …
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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 - Summer 2021
Ensembles

Chamber Music Trios – In Person or Online

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
$30.20
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Preschoolers (3-5 yrs) – IN PERSON

Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver Fly a kite, catch a fish, build a sandcastle—use your imagination through musical play activities! Through weekly socially distanced in-person classes, you and your child …
Tuition
$108.00
Apple Valley - Summer 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (6wk-5yr) – Apple Valley – IN PERSON

Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age five. Through weekly socially distanced in-person …
Tuition
$108.00
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Preschoolers (3-5 yrs) – ONLINE

Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver Fly a kite, catch a fish, build a sandcastle—use your imagination through musical play activities! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home …
Tuition
$98.00
Chanhassen - Summer 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (6wk-5yr) – Chanhassen – IN PERSON

Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age five. Through weekly socially distanced in-person …
Tuition
$108.00
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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 …
Austin - Summer 2021
Sing Play Learn

Musical Families (6 wks-5 yrs) – Austin

Ages 6 weeks – 5 years with parent/caregiver Enjoy the magic of music as we sing, play and learn with our little ones! This active class takes an integrative arts …
Tuition
$75.00
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2021
Sing Play Learn

Music for Families (6 wk – 5 yr) – ONLINE

Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver ONLINE class! New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age five. Through weekly live …
Tuition
$98.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2021
Summer Camps

Adult Chamber Music Camp – In Person

Interested in collaborating with other adult musicians and gaining new insights on your playing? Be a part of the popular Adult Chamber Music Camp. Receive coaching from a variety of …
Tuition
$380.00
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Performance

Jack Brass Band

Date: Sat Sep 12 2020
Free Family Music Series

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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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Performance

Chione Quintet

Date: Sat Jan 16 2021
Free Family Music Series

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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 …
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Guitar

Acoustic, Classical and Electric Guitar Ukulele, Electric Bass, and Mandolin 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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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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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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Faculty

Yu Wu

Music Therapist
Yue Wu (Wu) joined the MacPhail faculty in 2016 as a board certified Music Therapist, and worked in both Music Therapy Department and MacPhail Music for Life™. She graduated from …
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Stephanie Kimmes

Music Therapist
Stephanie Kimmes joined the MacPhail Music Therapy department in 2012. She has a passion for using music to help individuals meet their musical and non-musical goals. Stephanie provides client centered …
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Alanna Williamson

Music Therapist
Alanna Williamson joined the MacPhail Music Therapy department in 2015. She provides client-centered experiences enriching the lives of individuals through music to bring about therapeutic changes to accomplish musical and non-musical goals.  Alanna, enjoys being able …
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Jeanie Brindley-Barnett

Co-Founder, Senior Teaching Artist MacPhail Music for Life™, Voice
Jeanie Brindley-Barnett is Co-Founder and Senior teaching artist of MacPhail Music for Life™, a pioneering music program for adults 55+. She is a respected leader in the field of arts …
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Andrea Leap

Voice, Opera, Musical Theater
Andrea Leap has taught voice at MacPhail since 2005. Instructing musically advanced high school students and adults, she brings 20 years experience to Group, Individual Instruction, and MacPhail Music for …
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Glen Helgeson

Music Therapist
Glen Helgeson (MT- BC, M.Ed, Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow) joined the MacPhail Music Therapy faculty in 2018. A music therapist, guitarist and composer, he works with private Music Therapy clients …
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Jane Tate

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®, Music Therapist
Jane Tate, MT-BC, has been teaching in the Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® program since 2016. She has taught in various departments at MacPhail including School Partnerships and Group Instruction. …
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Yuffie Hu

Music Therapist
Yuffie Hu joined the MacPhail Music Therapy faculty in 2019. Trained in guitar (acoustic and electric), piano, ukulele, and voice, she completed a clinical internship at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota and worked with …
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Deb McTaggart

MacPhail Music For Life™
Deb McTaggart is a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master's Degree in Gerontology, and has focused her career on music interventions for persons with dementia. She began as a …
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Nora Paoli

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®, MacPhail Music for Life™
Nora Paoli joined the MacPhail faculty in 2006 as a teacher in the Sing Play Learn and Community Partnerships departments. In 2017 she joined the MacPhail Music for Life™ department. …
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Lou Ann Henderson

MacPhail Music for Life™
Lou Ann Henderson came to the MacPhail Music for Life™ program after having taught as an elementary music specialist for 33 years. Lou Ann is passionate about bringing the joy …
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Krysta Rayford

Electronic Music, Electronic Music
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 …
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Jessica Nagel

Music Therapy Administrator
Jessica Nagel, MA, MT-BC is a board certified music therapist. She has experience working with clients of various ages, abilities, and backgrounds. She has provided music therapy in several settings …
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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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How to Strengthen the Adult Voice

Date: Apr 1, 2021

When vocal teaching artist Jerry Rubino works with older singers in MacPhail’s Voices of Experience choir, he’s noticed that many times singers new to the group don’t know what part …
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MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO)

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO) is a tuition-free symphonic orchestra program in North Minneapolis. We believe in the transformational power of music, and strive to create a welcoming space that encourages …
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Paper Airplanes

By Joe B. Artist Bio My name is Joe Bigalke, I have been playing piano since I was 2. I started songwriting at age 15. I have found a love …
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Garden of the Righteous Documentary

Date: Mar 2, 2021

MacPhail Center for Music, in partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and Heyde Center for the Arts and Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater in conjunction with Unitarian Society of Menomonie, …
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MacPhail Live Online

Exceptional music learning. Extraordinary faculty. Extremely easy. Music Instruction from the comfort and safety of your home. MacPhail Center for Music has over ten years’ experience teaching live online music, …
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Jeremy Hanson

Piano, Composition
Jeremy Hanson teaches individual and group piano, theory and composition.  He is also an instructor in MacPhail’s summer piano camps.  He began teaching piano in 1999 and joined MacPhail in 2004. He enjoys …
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Sarah Hruska Olson

For Sarah Hruska Olson, her earliest experience working in an early childhood setting was volunteering in her mom’s Head Start classroom when she was in middle school. Following in her mother’s …
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Walter Tambor

Voice
Walter Tambor began teaching voice with the MacPhail Music for Life program in 2016. Walter also serves as Director of Contemporary and World Music at The Basilica of Saint Mary where …
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Iris Shiraishi

Taiko
Iris Shiraishi is a performer, composer, teacher and music therapist who has been living and working in the Twin Cities since 1981. She holds degrees in music composition (BMus/University of …
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Joey Clark

Voice
Joey Clark is a musical theater and cabaret performer, director and teaching artist. His work has been seen on the stages of Nautilus Music Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre (Artistry), Park Square …
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Troy Strand

Trombone, Band, Composition, Theory, Songwriting
Troy Strand is a composer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist active in the Twin Cities. He earned a Master of Music Composition from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Music Education from …
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Michael Cain

EMRA Program Director, Piano, Jazz
After moving to New York in 1990, Cain became a first call pianist, working with drum legend Jack DeJohnette for nine years, as well as Dave Holland, Steps Ahead, Ravi …
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Summer Camps

Piano Camp – Austin

Here’s your chance to be a part of a fun, exciting piano camp for elementary students of all musical levels. Students will enjoy creating music with friends while experiencing engaging …
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$150.00
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