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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

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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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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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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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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FAQs

MacPhail Frequently Asked Questions
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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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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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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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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 …
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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Performance Archive

MacPhail Performances from the safety and comfort of your own home. In these times of vigilance, MacPhail holds on to the importance of music: it connects us, calms anxiety and …
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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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Musical Minute: William Grant Still

Date: Jan 4, 2022

with Andrea Leap Join MacPhail Music for Life™ and voice instructor Andrea Leap for a glimpse into the life and music of American composer William Grant Still. More Musical Minutes
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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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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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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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Musical Minute: Èlisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

Date: Mar 2, 2022

with Andrea Leap Join MacPhail Music for Life™ and voice instructor Andrea Leap for a glimpse into the life and music of French Harpsichord player, singer, and composer, Èlisabeth Jacquet …
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Musical Minute: Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco

Date: Dec 3, 2021

with Andrea Leap Join MacPhail Music for Life™ and voice instructor Andrea Leap for a glimpse into the life and music of Spanish composer, musician, and organist Tomas de Torrejon …
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Musical Minute: Margaret Bonds

Date: Apr 5, 2022

with Andrea Leap Join MacPhail Music for Life™ and voice instructor Andrea Leap for a glimpse into the life and music of composer, civil rights activist, and concert pianist, Margaret …
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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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Musical Minute: Louise Farrenc

Date: Nov 4, 2021

with Andrea Leap Join MacPhail Music for Life™ and voice instructor Andrea Leap for a fun glimpse into the life and music of Louise Farrenc, composer, pianist, teacher, and feminist. …
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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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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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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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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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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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Reflections: Julius String Quartet on their MacPhail Fall Residency

Date: Nov 24, 2021

A short interview with the Julius String Quartet and Beth Nault-Warner, MacPhail Director of Marketing   As part of the 2021 Madeline Island Chamber Music Emerging Artist Quartet-in-Residence, this year’s program award recipients, the Julius …
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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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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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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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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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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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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 …
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2022
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: What Makes Music So Powerful?

Each week we will explore a different musical genre from Baroque to Bluegrass, covering the history, form and function that shaped the musical style. Learn how and why music affects …
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$140.00
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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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Duo Harmonia: Storytelling through Music & Narration

Date: May 17, 2022

Harmonious: together, in agreement, in tune. A perfect word to describe the aptly named Duo Harmonia. Two artists from different parts of the world, who after discovering each other, now …
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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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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 …
White Bear Lake - Summer 2022
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
$48.00
Chanhassen - Summer 2022
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
$48.00
Apple Valley - Summer 2022
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
$48.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2022
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
$48.00
Austin - Summer 2022
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
$28.50
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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 …
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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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GMI Artist In Residence: Greg Byers

Date: Oct 28, 2021

A Chance to Play Modern Music  As a longtime video gamer, cello teaching artist Greg Byers wanted to explore modern styles of their music for his Artist-in-Residence project, a video game music orchestra.  “We talked …
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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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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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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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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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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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Teens Find Confidence with Music

Date: Jan 28, 2022

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra The laughter’s free, the smiles, and so is participation in the MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO). For 5 years now, the orchestra has graced venue stages …
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Friends of MacPhail Performance

Date: Apr 27, 2022

The Michael Steinberg & Jorja Fleezanis Fund will present the world premiere of its third commission by composer Jessica Meyer at 4 pm on Saturday, May 14 at Westminster Hall …
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2022
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 …
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$86.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2022
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
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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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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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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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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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The Mandolin Mantle | Richard Kriehn

Date: Nov 3, 2021

“It’s not just about a right or wrong note,” Richard Kriehn explains. He believes music is about expressing yourself – expanding your vocabulary and giving the world a glimpse of …
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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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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

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 …
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Music Lessons & Classes

Music Lessons & Classes at MacPhail 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 …
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Prelude: Singer-Actor Performance Lab

Date: Nov 11, 2021

“Never pass up an opportunity to tell the story.” For voice and acting teacher Manon Gimlett, these are words to live by. As the program director of MacPhail’s Prelude: Singer-Actor …
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Blooming in the Desert

Date: Sep 28, 2021

By Sue Ruby As educators and performers, many of us lack exposure to and knowledge of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) composers. Even before the pandemic and death of George …
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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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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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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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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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Debra McTaggart

Teaching Artist and Music Therapist Deb McTaggart brings over 35 years of music instruction and experience to her students. She graduated from Bemidji State University with a BA in Music …
Minneapolis - Fall 2022
Sing Play Learn

Music for 3s and 4s (3-4 yr) Minneapolis – FALL Semester

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
$344.00
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Fellowship Quartets

Date: Thu Jul 21 2022
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Bayfield Summer Music Series presents Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship Quartets. Program information coming soon.
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Free Family Music Series: The Jolly Pops!

Date: Sat May 07 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Free Family Concerts presents: The Jolly Pops! Get ready for music and movement with The Jolly Pops! The band is made up of MacPhail faculty …
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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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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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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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Celebrate Ukulele Day

Date: Feb 2, 2022

with Patsy O’Brien It’s World Play Your Ukulele Day. We asked MacPhail Music for Life ™ (MMFL) teaching artist, Patrick “Patsy” O’Brien, why he loves the ukulele. He has only …
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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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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 …
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2022
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music ONLINE: Aaron Copland

Given the honorary title “the Dean of American Composers” by his peers, Copland is best known for music that is described as having a quintessential American sound. Learn more about …
Tuition
$45.00
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2022
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music: Verdi Operas

It’s impossible to think about Italian opera, or even opera in general, without conjuring the musical masterworks of Verdi. In this course we’ll explore the various periods of Verdi’s work, …
Tuition
$140.00
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2022
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music ONLINE: Leonard Bernstein

Conductor, composer, pianist, the list goes on and on. Learn more about this influential American musician and how he had an affect not only on the world of music, but …
Tuition
$45.00
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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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Suzuki Talent Education

The MacPhail Suzuki Program 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!  Suzuki …
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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 2022
Sing Play Learn

Musical World (5-7 yr) Minneapolis – FALL Semester

Take a musical journey around the world! In the fall, Musical World students explore African, Central American, Caribbean, Hawaiian, and South American cultures through songs, folk tales, visual art and …
Tuition
$380.00
Minneapolis - Fall 2022
Sing Play Learn

Music for 2s and 3s (2-3 yr) Minneapolis – FALL Semester

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
$344.00
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Faculty

Jerry Rubino

Piano, Voice
Jerry Rubino was appointed music director of Voices of Experience in 2011 and serves on the MacPhail faculty in the voice and piano departments.  He holds degrees in piano, voice, music education …
Minneapolis - Summer 2022
Sing Play Learn

Musical Trolley (4-6 yr) Minneapolis – Summer

When summer arrives, MacPhail’s Musical Trolley takes a special trip to the Animal Fair! “Carnival of the Animals,” by Camille Saint-Saens, sets the stage for a parade of musical magic …
Tuition
$158.00
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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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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 …
MacPhail Live Online - Summer 2022
Summer Camps

ONLINE Musical World Camp: July 11-15

Ages 5-7 years Take a musical journey around the world! Students and their families will explore the ways children of different cultures make and play with music. Through daily 30-minute …
Tuition
$90.00
Minneapolis - Summer 2022
Sing Play Learn

Music for 3s and 4s (3-4 yr) Minneapolis – Summer

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver. Fly a kite, catch a fish, build a sandcastle–use your imagination through musical play activities! This summer, explore music with your child through …
Tuition
$125.00
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Jupiter String Quartet

Date: Sat Jul 09 2022
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the Jupiter String Quartet in concert at the Clubhouse on Madeline Island. NELSON LEE, violin; MEG FREIVOGEL, violinLIZ FREIVOGEL, viola; DANIEL MCDONOUGH, cello Program Opus 20/4 …
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Arianna String Quartet

Date: Fri Jun 24 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the Arianna String Quartet in concert. JOHN McGROSSO, Violin; JULIA SAKHAROVA, ViolinJOANNA MENDOZA, Viola; KURT BALDWIN, Cello Program String Quartet Op. 54, No. 1Joseph Haydn …
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Andrés Díaz, Masumi Rostad, and Fellowship Students

Date: Sat Jul 23 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Andrés Díaz, Masumi Rostad, and the Fellowship Students in concert. Program String Quintet No. 2, Op. 87Felix MendelssohnFellowship Students with Masumi Rostad viola 2 …
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Jupiter String Quartet

Date: Fri Jul 08 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the Jupiter String Quartet in concert at the Clubhouse on Madeline Island. NELSON LEE, violin; MEG FREIVOGEL, violinLIZ FREIVOGEL, viola; DANIEL MCDONOUGH, cello Program String Quartet …
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Arianna String Quartet

Date: Sat Jun 25 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the Arianna String Quartet in concert. JOHN McGROSSO, Violin; JULIA SAKHAROVA, ViolinJOANNA MENDOZA, Viola; KURT BALDWIN, Cello Program Opus 54, No. 1Joseph Haydn String Quartet …
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The Prairie Winds

Date: Fri Jun 17 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the The Prairie Winds in concert at the Clubhouse on Madeline Island. JONATHAN KEEBLE, flute; LAURA GRIFFITHS, oboeSUSAN WARNER, clarinet; TIMOTHY MCGOVERN, bassoon; FRITZ FOSS, horn …
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American String Quartet

Date: Fri Jul 15 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the American String Quartet in concert at the Clubhouse on Madeline Island. PETER WINOGRAD, violin; LAURIE CARNEY, violinDANIEL AVSHALOMOV, viola; WOLFRAM KOESSEL, cello Program Opus 74 …
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Ivalas Quartet, Emerging Artists Quartet in Residence

Date: Sun Jul 17 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present the Ivalas Quartet, Emerging Artists in Residence, in concert. Program Warmth of Other SunsCarlos Simon TenebraeOsvaldo Golijov interval String Quartet Op. 127Ludwig van Beethoven
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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 …
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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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FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONCERTS
SUMMER 2022

Date: May 27, 2022

Keep the music alive in your family by attending some FREE family-friendly concerts this summer. This year, MacPhail featured some outstanding groups at our Free Family Concerts; The Bazillions, The …
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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. …
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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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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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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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Unwrapping Music: Movie Songs

Whether it’s “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, or “Mrs. Robinson” in The Graduate, songs can make a movie even more memorable. During these …
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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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MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO)

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 musical growth and development. Announcements …
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Hooray for Birds

Date: Jan 27, 2022

with Cari Gregerson Join Sing Play Learn faculty member Cari Gregerson for an interactive reading about birds that will get your children singing and dancing! 0:00 Intro and Hello Song …
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Suzuki Chamber Cello

Date: May 6, 2022

Performs Gabriel de Souza Alencar’s Quarteto de Cellos #4 The Chamber Cello Group from the MacPhail Center for Music Suzuki Program performs Gabriel de Souza Alencar’s Quarteto de Cellos #4.
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