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 with disabilities. MacPhail is committed to the policy and practice of equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, age or any other status protected by law.
MacPhail actively explores methods and exercises leadership to enhance opportunities for full participation in music learning by all people.
Accessibility at MacPhail
All MacPhail sites have accessible parking, ramps at curbs at all entrances and exits, and are either accessible 1-story buildings or have elevators for those who are unable to take the stairs. Front doors are equipped with automatic door activation control buttons.
Special seating is available for all performance events held in Antonello Hall and all other performance locations at MacPhail for patrons unable to transfer out of wheelchairs.
We have a courtesy wheelchair available for any patron who requests its use in the Minneapolis location.
At our Minneapolis, Golden Valley, and Apple Valley locations Metro Transit buses, as well as the Blue and Green lines of the Metro Transit trains serve the area. Call Metro Transit at 612.373.3333 or online for more information.
In Chanhassen, the Southwest Transit buses are in service and can be reached at (952) 949-2287 or online.
Service animals are always welcome at any location.
Visual Impairments: The signs for each room in our Minneapolis building include room information in Braille. For music lessons, Braille music is available upon request. Event programs are available in large print upon request in advance of the event. Contact Student Services at 612-321-0100 to make these requests.
Hearing Impairments: Assisted listening devices are available to borrow for use. Contact Student Services at 612-321-0100 or stop by the front desk at the Minneapolis location to borrow.
Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are located on every floor of our five locations. For questions about restroom locations, please ask a Student Services representative.
Financial Accessibility: Please see our Financial Aid & Scholarships page
Programs in the Community
MacPhail strives to make music accessible throughout the state of Minnesota through community partnerships in Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®, schools and community service organizations, MacPhail Music for Life™, Music Therapy, and online. MacPhail currently serves 104 partnerships reaching 9,700 students. These partnerships are supported in part by fees from the partners but their existence depends on the generous contributions of individual, corporate, and foundation donors.