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Music Therapy
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy for All Ages 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. …
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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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Project Amplify for K-12 Music Education

Inclusive Resources for K-12 Music Education in Minnesota Project Amplify is a grant-funded, music education initiative offered to Minnesota K-12 music classrooms at no charge to the school. The program …
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Artist in Residence 2022-23

Global Music Initiative Artist-in-Residence Program for Musicians & Music Educators Now in its third year, the GMI Artist-in-Residence Program offers multiple yearlong residencies at MacPhail Center for Music to foster …
Group Classes
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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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Tune Tools Transcript: Episode Two

RETURN TO THE PODCAST Krysta Rayford (00:29): Welcome to Tune Tools. Thanks for listening. This is made possible by Project Amplify, MacPhail Center for Music, and EMRA, Electronic Music Recording …
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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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Instrument Resources

MacPhail 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 …
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Artists in Residence 2021-22

Global Music Initiative Artists-in-Residence 2021-22 This activity is partially made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and …
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Tune Tools Transcript: Episode One

Return to the podcast (00:25): Thanks for listening to Tune Tools, a project made possible by Project Amplify, MacPhail Center for Music, and EMRA, Electronic Music Recording Arts. (00:59): Welcome. …
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Event, Performance

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, Performance

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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Browse the 2021Exhibit

Part of Something Bigger, a healing collage (2021) Thank you all for the amazing submissions contributed to the Healing Collage. Each and every single work is full of an abundance …
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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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Learning with Music

A Program of Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Learning with Music is an innovative, evidence-based music integration program developed to promote school readiness and self-regulation skills for young children. Beginning …
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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 …
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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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New Faculty at MacPhail

The dedicated artists at MacPhail teach, write, record, and perform just about every style of music there is. Lessons are available for 35 instruments and voice, composition, songwriting, electronic music, …
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Faculty Recital: A Vibrant Mix

Date: Fri Oct 22 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

A Vibrant Mix: an eclectic celebration of live music Program Catching Shadows by Ivan TrevinoWilliam Arnold, vibraphone and marimbaCheryl Berglund, marimbaPaul Babcock, drum set Losa by Emmanuel SejourneWilliam Arnold, vibraphone …
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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 …
Event, Performance

Julius Quartet Concert: A New Spring

Date: Sat Nov 13 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Inspired by the emotionally contemplative “Heiliger Dankgesang…” of Ludwig van Beethoven, this program dives into the struggles of the internal vs. external, culminating in a triumphant expression of the human …
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Performance Archive

Front Row: MacPhail Performance Collection Welcome to MacPhail’s digital stage. As the largest center for music learning and performance in the country, it is MacPhail’s vision to provide students of …
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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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Lessons & Classes Category

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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Tune Tools Transcript: Episode Three

RETURN TO THE PODCAST Krysta Rayford (00:11): Welcome. You are listening to Tune Tools, a podcast made possible by Project Amplify and MacPhail Center for Music. I am your host, …
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MacPhail Faculty Recital

Date: Fri Oct 07 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Program Ballerina 12/24 by Steve VaiFor the Love of God by Steve VaiJeff Lambert, guitar and electronics Play for Solo Oboe and Audience by Kelly VanemanI. SnapII. SingIII. StompCarrie Vecchione, …
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Browse the 2022 Exhibit

Be Part of Something Bigger, a Growth Collage (2022) The Virtual Exhibit: The virtual exhibit opens on Juneteenth (June 19). Check back often as submitted pieces will be added as they …
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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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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 …
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Composition & Songwriting

Learn About Composition & Songwriting at MacPhail Interested in beginning, developing, or mastering your songwriting skills or compositional techniques? Instruction specifically designed for acoustic instruments or electronic platforms. Whether you …
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Strings

String Instrument Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail provides instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Double Bass, Fiddle, and Gayageum through individual lessons, group classes, ensembles, and orchestras. Founded in …
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Ivalas Quartet

Date: Sat Oct 29 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Madeline Island Chamber Music

MacPhail Center for Music is proud to present the Ivalas Quartet in concert as part of a week-long residency made possible by the Madeline Island Chamber Music, a program of …
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Performance

Bluegrass Rhapsody

Date: Sat Oct 23 2021
Spotlight Series

This program features contemporary compositions and poems by creators of diverse backgrounds. MacPhail's virtuoso string players and guest narrator, poet Anthony Ceballos, share the stage as they weave a narrative …
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Requiem for Frankie Silver – Orpheus Music Project

Date: Sat Nov 05 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Genesis:  Requiem for Frankie Silver is a new musical dramatization of the true story of Frances Stewart Silver, (1815-33) an eighteen-year-old mother, who was the first woman convicted and hanged by …
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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 has a responsibility to create real and …
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Piano

Piano Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail offers private lessons or group instruction for piano, keyboards, and harpsichord. All ages and skill levels. Lessons and classes are available at five …
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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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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Applications for all MacPhail Center for Music metro sites and online (Apple Valley, Chanhassen, Minneapolis, White Bear Lake, and Online) as well as for Austin, MN for the …
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Spotlight Series – Translucent Beauty

Date: Sat Feb 25 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

Program Bach: Suite for solo cello #5, c-minor Rebecca Merblum, cello  Margaret Brouwer: Sonata for Horn and Piano Mike Alexander, hornMiryana Moteva, piano Electronic soundscapes/keyboard improv Michael Cain  Performers Eyenga …
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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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Woodwinds

Woodwind Lessons & Classes at MacPhail 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 …
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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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Ensembles & Performance Groups

Join an Ensemble or Performance Group at MacPhail MacPhail is proud to offer students opportunities to practice and perform in groups ranging from duos to orchestras.   Music performance is …
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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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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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Spotlight Series – The Space Where Words Fail

Date: Sat Apr 22 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

Program New soundtrack by MacPhail's EMRA department Performers Asha Belk, photographer Asha is a successful event and food photographer in the Twin Cities (and MacPhail collaborator), and she has a …
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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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Yue 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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Lessons & Classes Category

Suzuki Summer Institute

Suzuki Guitar & Piano Institute July 25-29, 2022 The Suzuki Institute offers masterclasses, group classes and performance opportunities for piano and guitar students, as well as training sessions for teachers. Students experience musical growth …
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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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Making Music for Film & TV

Date: Mon Nov 28 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Master Class

A Composer's Roundtable Discussion Join us online for an insider's look into the process of creating music for film and television. The panel brings together three professional film/tv composers and …
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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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An Evening of Sondheim Songs – MacPhail Austin

Date: Thu Aug 18 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Austin
Faculty Performance

Genesis:  This program is a collaboration between MacPhail faculty, MacPhail students and community artists. It reflects MacPhail’s commitment to push educational boundaries and cultivate community as it creatively moves from …
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An Evening of Sondheim Songs

Date: Tue Aug 16 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Genesis:  This program is a collaboration between MacPhail faculty, MacPhail students and community artists. It reflects MacPhail’s commitment to push educational boundaries and cultivate community as it creatively moves from …
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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 …
Apple Valley - Fall 2022
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
$49.50
Minneapolis - Fall 2022
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
$49.50
Austin - Fall 2022
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
$29.38
White Bear Lake - Fall 2022
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
$49.50
Chanhassen - Fall 2022
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
$49.50
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Performance

Sounds and Words of Healing

Date: Sat Apr 02 2022
Spotlight Series

This Spotlight performance showcases the poetry of Rosetta Peters as the performers explore the poignant theme of overcoming loss & trauma and the healing power of music and the arts.  …
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Spotlight Series – In the Moment

Date: Sat Sep 24 2022
Spotlight Series

Program La Valse by Maurice Ravel Seven Spanish Folk Songs by Manuel de Falla (transcription for two pianos by A. Bubelnikov)Armenian Rhapsody by Arutunian and BabajanianIrina Elkina, pianoJulia Elkina piano …
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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 Master of …
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Jane Tate

Music Therapist, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®, MacPhail Music for Life™
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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2022 Music Matters Luncheon

Date: Wed May 11 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Music Matters Luncheon

Music Matters Luncheon Returns Live Music Matters Registration is now closed. We can’t wait to see you and share our program! Need help? Contact Lisa Salzl via email or call 612-767-5327. Important …
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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 …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Prelude: Singer-Actor Lab

Prelude gives students a stage to develop the skills, language, and confidence needed to prepare for the challenges of the performing arts.   Prelude students are guided and supported as they …
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Foundations, Corporations, & Government Giving

Foundations, Corporations, & Government Giving at MacPhail MacPhail is grateful to the foundations, corporations, and government sources that generously support our mission. These donors share our belief in the importance …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music, A Program of MacPhail MICM offers students considerable opportunities for group learning and music-making in a breathtaking island setting.  Madeline Island Chamber Music is devoted to …
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MacPhail Spotlight Series: 1,000 Years of Sacred Songs

Date: Wed Jun 15 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

An Evening at The Basilica of St. Mary "I am so thrilled that we can continue this unique collaboration between MacPhail and the Basilica of St. Mary. What's more, for …
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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 …
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Individual Lessons

MacPhail provides music lessons and classes for 30+ instruments and voice. Offering piano, guitar, percussion, strings, and brass lessons in Minnesota or online.
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Faculty

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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Brass

Brass Lessons & Classes at MacPhail 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 …
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Concerto & Aria Concert, Part 2

Date: Sat May 15 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Student Performance

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is the premiere student performance event at MacPhail. Performers undergo two rounds of competitive auditions in order to be selected for the final concert. This …
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Alanna Williamson

Music Therapy Mentor
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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Lessons & Classes Category

Percussion & Drum Set

Percussion Lessons & Classes at MacPhail 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, …
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Faculty

Barbara Cohen

Voice, Songwriting, Music Production, Scoring for Film & Visual Media
Barbara Cohen is an accomplished singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer whose work embraces a variety of genres—from folk to trip-hop, electronica, world, and modern-classical music. Her career as a recording …
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Jazz Festival Workshop with Emmet Cohen & Bruce Harris

Date: Fri Jun 24 2022
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Clinic featuring Emmet Cohen (ft Bruce Harris) Emmet Cohen Emmet Cohen Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of hisgeneration's advancement of music and the …
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Event, Performance

Faculty Recital: Think Globally, Play Locally I

Date: Fri Mar 26 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Faculty Performance

Program Printable PDF Recorded in Antonello Hall, Released on MacPhail’s Performance Archive and Facebook Live Friday, March 26th, 2021, 7pm Soojin Lee, gayageum Jacqueline Ultan, cello “Miryang Arirang” by Jung, …
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Autumn Zander

Piano
Autumn Zander, piano, joined the MacPhail faculty in 2012 and has been teaching for over 18 years. She enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.  With the Frances …
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Faculty

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 …
MacPhail Live Online - Spring 2023
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music – ONLINE: Protest Music

Music has always had the power to join people together in a cause – to the point where even powerful governments like our own have banned particular songs out of …
Tuition
$140.00
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Faculty

Glen Helgeson

Music Therapist
Glen Helgeson (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 and leads …
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Faculty

Timothy De Prey

Director of Individual Instruction, Piano
Timothy De Prey is the Director of Individual Instruction and Piano Instructor at MacPhail Center for Music since 1997. Timothy is often referred to as a “fixture” at MacPhail as …
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Jeanie Brindley-Barnett

Co-Founder, Senior Teaching Artist MacPhail Music for Life™, Giving Voice Artistic Director, 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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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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Leadership & Staff

The MacPhail Leadership & Staff 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, …
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MacPhail Austin Piano Festival – Spotlight on Big Faz Concert

Date: Sun Oct 09 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Austin

Five musical offerings, including performances, and creative workshops will be presented from October 7-9, 2022. Performers VICTORIA EBEL-SABO  Composer, pianist, teacher Victoria is a published composer and was named “Composer …
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MacPhail Austin Piano Festival – Creative Workshops

Date: Fri Oct 07 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Austin

Five musical offerings, including performances, and creative workshops will be presented from October 7-9, 2022. Performers VICTORIA EBEL-SABO  Composer, pianist, teacher Victoria is a published composer and was named “Composer …
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Community Partnerships

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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Lessons & Classes Category

Beginning Group Classes

MacPhail Beginning Group Classes Spring 2023 There’s a musician in you just waiting to get out. MacPhail offers beginner-level group classes for people that want to try something new. These …
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Event, Performance

MacPhail Spotlight Series: A Tale of Three Cities

Date: Sat May 22 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Spotlight Series

This virtual MacPhail Spotlight Series concert showcases three cities from around the world and features two international MacPhail teaching artists, plus video capture from four different filmmakers collaborating remotely. A …
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Faculty

Katrina Mundinger

Clarinet, Saxophone
Katrina Mundinger is a multi-instrumentalist whose focus is the clarinet. Trained classically, she earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern …
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Policies

MacPhail 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 …
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Faculty

David Kozisek

Voice
At MacPhail, David teaches in the Voice Department and in Online School Partnerships. He is also the Assistant Director of the Giving Voice Chorus. David Kozisek, voice, joined the MacPhail …
Minneapolis - Fall 2022
Electronic Music / Recording Arts

Fall Electronic Music/Recording Arts (EMRA) Lessons – MPLS

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
$88.50
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2022
Electronic Music / Recording Arts

Fall 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
$88.50
Minneapolis - Spring 2023
Sing Play Learn

Musical Story Times: Mpls – Sat 10:30am sections

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like! Enhance your baby and toddler’s brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, …
Tuition
$10.75
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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 …
Jazz
Lessons & Classes Category

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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Faculty

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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Faculty

Brent Platta

School Partnerships
Brent Platta has been teaching with the School Partnerships department at MacPhail since 2015. His previous experiences in music education include teaching instrumental music with Eden Prairie Schools in Eden …
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Faculty

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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Faculty

Angela Crofoot

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®
Angela Crofoot has been a teacher in the Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® department for more than fifteen years. She teaches Music for Baby, Music for Preschoolers, and Music for …
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Performance

2021 Music Matters Luncheon

Date: Thu May 06 2021
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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Faculty

Gail Olszewski

Piano, Harpsichord
Gail Olszewski piano, harpsichord and chamber music instructor. There is no doubt that after 40+ years of teaching, Gail loves music so much, that her hope is to pass along …
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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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Performance

Music of Our Time

Date: Tue Aug 16 2022
Madeline Island Chamber Music

This thrilling concert from Madeline Island Chamber Music features diverse voices in classical music today. Outstanding musicians from the 2022 Fellowship String Quartet Program provide insights and demonstrations, in addition …
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Event

A Tribute to Peter Ostroushko: Mandolin & Guitar Concert

Date: Sun Jun 05 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

with Richard Kriehn and Dean Magraw Join Richard Kriehn and Dean Magraw for a mandolin and guitar concert honoring the life and music of Peter Ostroushko. June 5 at 2 pm in Antonello Hall …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA)

Electronic Music Recording Arts at MacPhail 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 …
Austin - Fall 2022
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Music for Life Unwrapping Music – Austin: December 3

Join Jacob Crosby as he “unwraps” the music from the December concert in the Austin Symphony Orchestra 66th season; “Michael Veldman and Friends.” Stay for the FREE Merry Tuba Christmas …
Tuition
$10.00
MacPhail Live Online - Spring 2023
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music – ONLINE: Music and Sensuality

Throughout history, music has been branded as dangerously suggestive – but some of the elements that once were viewed as overtly erotic are now considered almost prim without the historical …
Tuition
$140.00
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Planned Giving

Planned Giving at MacPhail 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 …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Summer Camps

Get More Out of 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 share …
Faculty

Rie Tanaka

Piano
Rie Tanaka teaches piano to all ages and levels. She is currently an instructor of piano at Macalester College, Mount Olivet School of Music, and MacPhail. Prior, Ms. Tanaka's teaching …
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Event

KidFest!

Date: Sat Sep 10 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Free Family Concerts presents: Chione Join us for a captivating musical performance by Chione Quintet based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern …
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K-12 School Partnerships

MacPhail provides customized and innovative music education programs for K-12 schools. About K-12 School Partnerships MacPhail School Partnerships enrich the lives of students by providing unrivaled in person or live online instruction in tandem …
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Faculty

Krystal Stark

Voice
Krystal Stark is an educator, musician, and conductor whose philosophy is creating life-long music makers. She is the artistic director of Calliope Women's Chorus and teaches piano, violin, and voice …
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Faculty

Sheridan Zuther

Voice, Jazz
Sheridan Zuther grew up on the central prairie plains of North Dakota and as soon as she could talk, started singing in her farm’s concrete silo and climbed up bales …
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Faculty

Sue Ruby

Piano
Sue Ruby, piano teacher, makes every effort to put her students first, matching her teaching style to their learning style. Her curriculum and approach are flexible, individual and vary based …
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Event

Unison Piano Duo Performance and Master Class

Date: Sat Feb 19 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Master Class

2:00 PM performance (repertoire features works by J.C. Bach, Dave Brubeck, and Witold Lutoslawski)3:00 PM Piano Master Class Link for live-stream:  https://macphail.zoom.us/j/96960417079?pwd=eUsrWVFNMkhFTE1LSnM1U2VzOVZLdz09 Unison Piano Duo  Luther College piano faculty members …
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Faculty

Chi-Chi Bestmann

Artistic Director and Conductor for MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra, Viola, Violin, Conducting
Chi-Chi Lin Bestmann MNYO (MacPhail North Youth Orchestra) Artistic Director & conductor.  Viola/violin and orchestral conducting faculty in MacPhail’s Individual Instruction and School Partnerships programs since 2018. She holds over 25 …
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Faculty

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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Sarah Hruska Olson

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®, MacPhail Music for Life™
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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Faculty

Caitlin Lucic

Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail®, School Partnerships, MacPhail Music for Life™
Caitlin Lucic has taught at MacPhail since 2013. She is a Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail®, School Partnerships, and MacPhail Music for Life™ instructor. She utilizes The Kodály Method and …
Faculty

Marshall Yoes

Marshall Yoes, MT-BC, is currently completing his masters degree in Music Therapy from the University of Minnesota and completed his clinical internship at Park Nicollet Health Services. He has experience …
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Events Information & Calendar

Events & Performances at MacPhail 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 …
Event

Cello Master Class: David Carter

Date: Sat Oct 08 2022
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Master Class

Cellist David Carter, Professor of Music at St. Olaf, holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His principal cello teachers include …
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Performance

Concerto & Aria Concert, Part 1

Date: Fri May 14 2021
Student Performance

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is the premiere student performance event at MacPhail. Performers undergo two rounds of competitive auditions in order to be selected for the final concert. This …
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Faculty

Joan Wallace

Piano
Dr. Joan Wallace, piano instructor, has been teaching professionally since 2011. Originally from Michigan, she spent seven years living abroad, three of which have been as a piano teacher at …
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Faculty

Maria Jones

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®
Maria McKay Jones has been teaching in Rochester, Minnesota for Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® since 2014 and has loved every minute of it! She appreciates the quality of musicians …
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Faculty

Alexandra Sapan

Voice
Alexandra Sapan has been teaching voice in MacPhail’s Individual Instruction department since 2017. Prior to MacPhail, Alexandra was an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids …
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Faculty

SooJin Lee

Student Performance Coordinator, Gayageum, Piano, Korean Drums, Jang-gu
Dr. SooJin Lee is a professional performer on the gayageum (a traditional Korean string instrument) and teaches gayageum, Korean drumming, piano, and general music. She began teaching at MacPhail in 2017 …
Event

Free Family Music Series: The Paperclips

Date: Sat Jan 21 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Free Family Concerts presents: The PaperClips The Paper Clips combine the soulful melodies and exciting rhythms of Motown with the power of the trombone quartet …
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Faculty

Ashley Ng

Viola, Violin
Dr. Ashley Ng, Minnesota violinist, is a freelance musician and music teacher based in the Twin Cities. Serving as the Associate Principal Second Violinist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra …
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Faculty

Suzanne Greer

Piano
Suzanne Greer joined MacPhail’s Individual Instruction, Group, and Suzuki piano faculty in 2019. With over 25 years of teaching experience, she served as an adjunct piano instructor at both North Hennepin …
Faculty

Greg Byers

Bass (Double Bass/String Bass), Cello, Jazz
Greg Byers, M.M. uses his talents as a performer, composer, educator and producer to share the wisdom and beauty of great music with people of all backgrounds. His relationship with …
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Event

Free Family Music Series: Tryptich

Date: Sat Mar 26 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Free Family Music Series presents: Tryptich Tryptich showcases a variety of energetic percussion pieces that will excite young children and families, encouraging them to keep …
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Faculty

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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