MacPhail's premier jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. Lead by world renowned musicians, this combo will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 12:00-4:00 pm.
MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to audition for the Dakota Combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from our generous donors.
Please note that the Dakota Combo runs from September-June. We expect full participation at all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.
MacPhail group music classes, ensembles and summer camps, help students of any age and any skill level meet their musical goals in a comfortable and fun group setting! In our classes, you can develop your playing or singing skills or learn about music composition, theory, or music appreciation in a relaxed, collaborative environment with like-minded peers. By joining an ensemble, you can take your group’s talents to the stage! Learn more about Groups and Ensembles for Youth or for Adults.
MacPhail offers group music lessons for all ages and abilities! Create your own group lesson by gathering your friends or family members and we’ll place you with one of our outstanding faculty who is equipped to teach beginning through advanced music lessons. Groups can consist of students the same age or inter-generational groups (parent/child).