Music Clinics
MacPhail offers one complimentary clinic to each school within a 30 minute driving radius of any of its teaching sites. Our teaching artists will conduct a clinic at your school for either the entire ensemble or specific instrument sections, jazz band, orchestra and choir. Contact Bob Adney, school recruiter, at or 612.767.5410 to discuss the options and set up a clinic at your school. It is also possible to purchase clinics for your school beyond the complimentary clinic.
MMEA All-State Etudes
MacPhail, in cooperation with the MMEA, has created a suite of tutorial videos using the pieces selected for the All-State Band/Orchestra/Choir/Jazz band auditions. Please feel free to share these videos with your students.
Musical Passports
The Musical Passports program is designed for you, as a band/orchestra/choir director, to give the gift of music to a student of your choice, who is not currently taking lessons at MacPhail, and who is motivated and committed to his/her music. Your student will receive a 50 percent savings on one semester of music instruction, plus a waiver of the $25 registration fee. Contact Bob Adney, school recruiter, at or 612.767.5410 for more information.
Percussion Showcase
This is an annual event open to all percussion ensembles, middle school, high school and college. There are no participation fees or admission charged to audience. It is an event to showcase percussion ensemble playing that is open to the public. The event is held typically late February or early March. Participating schools have included; University of Minnesota, St. Cloud University, Augsburg College, Rosemount, Roseville, Blaine, Centennial, Woodbury, Valley Middle, Park, East Ridge and Minnetonka Schools.  For more information contact Bob Adney. |
Calhoun Isles Community Band
60+ volunteer musicians representing Uptown Minneapolis since 1982. The non auditioned group performs 4 concerts during the season plus summer concerts in the parks. They rehearse Tuesday nights from 7-9 at the Jefferson Community School. Conducted by Tedd Gullickson, assistant conductor is Mitch Evett. |
East Metro Symphony Orchestra
The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) is a community orchestra based in the Twin Cities east metro. The orchestra is made up of volunteer avocational musicians from all around the east metro, including Wisconsin, and led by music director and conductor, Dr. Elizabeth Prielozny Barnes. |

Educator Tools and Links
Here are some downloadable tools and links that may be helpful in your classroom.