MacPhail Center for Music is one of the nation’s oldest and largest community-based music education non-profits.

From our inception in 1907, we have grown to become a passionate organization at the forefront of music education and appreciation for the arts. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we pride ourselves on being a community resource for music learning, events and community partnerships.

Serving more than 15,500 students across the state with over 132 different community-partnership programs, we have been an influential leader in music therapy, Suzuki Talent Education, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® and community partnership programs.

Our flagship site is a state-of-the-art building in Minneapolis with access sites in Apple Valley, Austin, Chanhassen, White Bear Lake, and online at MacPhail Online.

MacPhail Mission: Transforming lives and communities through exceptional music learning.

MacPhail Vision: To provide students of all backgrounds and abilities access to exceptional music learning experiences through extraordinary faculty, innovative programs and integrated learning technology to create successful outcomes.

Facts and Statistics

Established: 1907
Status: 501(c)(3) non-profit
Locations: 5 (Minneapolis, White Bear Lake, Chanhassen, Apple Valley, Austin)
Online Offerings: Yes

Instruments: 35
All; 6 weeks to over 100 years old
Skill level: Any; Beginners with no experience to serious professional musicians.

Program Areas: 8 + MacPhail Online

Individual Instruction
Group Instruction

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®
Suzuki Talent Education

Music Therapy
MacPhail Music for Life™ (offerings for 55+)
Summer Camps
Community Partnerships

  • Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Partnerships
  • Online Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Partnerships
  • School Partnerships
  • Online School Partnerships (OSP)
  • Music Therapy Partnerships
  • MacPhail Music for Life™ Partnerships
  • Online MacPhail Music for Life™ Partnerships

 MacPhail Online

Total Students: 15,500
Total Community Partnerships:
Number of students from partnerships: 8,500

Total events and workshops: 700
Number of attendees (annual): 52,500

Number of summer camps: 46
Number of Summer Camp students: 506


Questions about Programs and Concerts at MacPhail?

Call 612-321-0100 or Email Us