Student Performances

Performance Opportunities for MacPhail Students

MacPhail provides numerous opportunities for students to perform. More than 400 recitals are scheduled each year, ranging from informal recitals to auditioned honors recitals and Concerto & Aria.

All Upcoming Student Performances

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Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Online

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MacPhail 2021-22 Student Performance Opportunities

MacPhail is pleased to announce a hybrid schedule of in-person and online student performances for the 2021-22 school year!

There are a few items of note:

  • MacPhail will be hosting in-person and online events for the time being. Events are listed in the Student Performance Opportunities Calendar accordingly. To simply the process, all instrument and vocal recitals will be funneled into general All-School Recitals.
  • There will be three (3) Performance Festivals and three (3) Achievement Days! They will take place in December, February and May. These are exciting new performance and learning opportunities for students. All students 18 years and younger are encouraged to participate either online or in-person!
  • There is an addition to the Honors Recitals schedule. Please note that there will now be five (5) Honors Recitals, which now includes a second Junior Honors Recital. It’s been great to have so much participation in the past that a second Junior Honors Recital has been added for the fall term.

With that, safety protocols and measures will be in place for all in-person events at MacPhail. Performers and families will be notified of those protocols in advance of events. Learn More about MacPhail’s Covid-19 Protocols.

Please feel free to contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator, with any questions.

MacPhail Staff Accompanist

If you wish to use the services of a MacPhail staff accompanist for a performance or audition, please complete and return a MacPhail Staff Accompanist Request form and submit it with a copy of the piano accompaniment. This service is provided free of charge for performances.

Accompanist Fee For Auditions

A $30.00 accompanist fee is required of any students wishing to use the services of a MacPhail staff accompanist for an audition. This fee should also be submitted with the application form and is not subject to a financial aid waiver. This fee covers the staff accompanist’s services for one rehearsal and both the preliminary and final rounds of auditions, if applicable. This accompanist fee and any audition fees are both non-refundable.

Intended for students of all ages, instruments, and abilities, All-School Recitals typically feature a nice mix of performers, composers, and genre.

Upcoming Dates

In-Person at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022

Online via Zoom at 7:00pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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The Adult Student Soirees performance opportunities for adult students (18 years and older) and meant for those who want to share their music in a low-pressure performance situation.

Upcoming Dates

In-person
Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:00pm in Room 126
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7:30pm in Antonello Hall 
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 7:00pm in Room 126 
Thursday, July 14 at 7:00pm in Room 126 

Online via Zoom at 7:00pm
Friday, March 18, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022

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In-Person at 11:00am in Performance Classroom 126
Friday, April 15, 2022

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MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is the premiere student performance event at MacPhail. Performers undergo two rounds of competitive auditions in order to be selected for the final concert. This year, students participated in one round of auditions. Six students were selected to perform at MacPhail with a chamber orchestra on March 13 and one winner was selected to perform with the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis on May 15.

Finals: Sunday, January 30, 2022
MacPhail Concert: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:30pm
Civic Orchestra Concert: Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Please congratulate the following performers and their teachers for having been selected to perform in the 2021 MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert:

MacPhail Concert:
(names in alphabetical order)

Josiah Chan, piano student of Miryana Moteva, Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob. XVIII: 11, Mvt. I: Vivace by Joseph Haydn

Kevin Chen, piano student of Susan Sophocleus, Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, Mvt. I: Andante sostenuto by Camille Saint-Saens

William Feng, piano student of Susan Sophocleus, Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Mvt. I: Molto allegro con fuoco by Felix Mendelssohn

Evan Hsieh, violin student of Mark Bjork, Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler

Isabel Li, violin student of Lucinda Marvin, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Mvt. I: Allegro molto appassionato by Felix Mendelssohn

Jaclyn Mack, voice student of Manon Gimlett, The Girl in 14G by Jeanine Tesor

Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis

Vladimir Tsiper, violin student of Lucinda Marvin, Violin Concerto in D minor, Mvt. I: Allegro con fermezza by Aram Khatchaturian

Honorable Mention & Alternate

Mira Ho-Chen, piano student of Irina Elkina, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, Mvt. II: Larghetto by Frederic Chopin

Honorable Mention

Eira Lindberg, piano student of Irina Elkina, Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Hob. XVIII: 11, Mvt. I: Vivace by Joseph Haydn

The panel of judges included:
Kathryn Anada-Owens, piano (St. Olaf College)
Charles Gray, violin/viola (St. Olaf College)
Herbert Johnson, piano (Bethel University)
Merilee Klemp, oboe (Augsburg University)

MacPhail Honors Recitals are distinguished student recitals. There are five per year: three Honors Recitals and two Junior Honors Recitals. Student audition before a panel of faculty judges in order to be selected for the recital. The judges’ decisions and selection of performers is based on the demonstrated musical and artistic merits of the student at the age and ability level performed during the audition. MacPhail values artistry and musicianship: anything performed artistically and musically is eligible to be selected.

Junior Honors Age Limits
Strings: age 12 & under
Piano: age 12 & under
Guitar: age 12 & under
Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion: age 14 & under
Voice: age 16 & under

If you have any questions, please contact Soojin Lee, Student Performance Coordinator

Upcoming Dates:

Spring Junior Honors Recital
Auditions: Sunday, March 27, 2022 starting at 12:30pm (application deadline: Sunday, March 13)
Recital: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7:30pm

Spring II Honors Recital– included in the May Performance Festival!
Auditions: Sunday, April 24, 2022 starting at 12:30pm (application deadline: Sunday, April 10)
Recital: Sunday, May 15, 2022at 3:30pm

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Students who participate in Achievement Day will receive written feedback from faculty judges as a part of their “Achievement Review.” This mid-year opportunity is a great motivator and goal towards which students can work. Achievement Day open to all registered MacPhail students; all ages, instruments, ability levels and genre are welcome!

In-Person and Online via Zoom
Sunday, May 8, 2022 (deadline to sign up is April 24)

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The Performance Festival is an opportunity for students to share their music with family, friends and adoring fans. Student performers will be grouped together in cohorts of eight to 10 to perform live for one another. The Performance Festival is open to all registered MacPhail students; all ages, instruments, ability levels and genre are welcome!

In-Person and Online via Zoom
Sunday, May 15, 2022 (deadline to sign up is May 1)

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The Composition Recital is open to composers in the MacPhail community. Please contact Dr. Sarah Miller directly about participating in this event.

Upcoming Dates
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3:00pm
Located in Antonello Hall

Sign-up: Contact Sarah Miller

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