MacPhail Concerto & Aria
The MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is our premier performance opportunity for students. MacPhail students of all instruments and ages are eligible to perform before a panel of judges in two rounds of auditions with a movement from a concerto or an aria from an opera.
Six students will be selected to perform live on stage with a chamber-sized orchestra comprised of professional musicians – both MacPhail faculty members and guest musicians – in Antonello Hall. We are pleased to welcome Chi-Chi Bestmann, MacPhail teaching artist and former conductor of The Third Street Music Settlement Philharmonia Orchestra in New York as the guest conductor for this event.
MacPhail has a partnership with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, where a MacPhail student performs with their full-sized civic orchestra in two performances.
Interested in performing? Download the application on our student performances page!
2020 Concerto & Aria Concert
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3:30pm in Antonello Hall