Student Performances

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

Performance Archive

Looking for a past student performance? Check out our Performance Archive!

MacPhail 2021 Spring Term Online 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.

Please feel free to contact Jon Iverson, Student Performance Coordinator, with any questions.

Full Student Performance Calendar PDF

2022 Concerto & Aria Application (due Sunday, December 19 before 5:00pm)

MacPhail Staff Accompanist Request Form

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
Monday, November 15, 2021
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022

Online via Zoom at 7:00pm
Thursday, October 13, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Tuesday, May 4, 2022


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 at 7:00pm in Performance Classroom 607
Friday, November 12, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021
Friday, February 11, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022
Friday, April 8, 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Online via Zoom at 7:00pm
Friday, November 5, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021
Friday, January 28, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Friday, May 20, 2022


In-Person at 11:00am in Performance Classroom 126
Friday, October 22, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021
Friday, February 18, 2022
Friday, April 15, 2022


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, instead of chamber orchestra, a double string quartet will perform for select repertoire. Other performances will feature soloist with piano accompaniment, or a pre-recorded performance for the singers, who were not able to audition in-person. This year, the concert will be broadcast online in mid-May. Watch this space for more information regarding the broadcast.

Prelims: Sunday, January 16, 2022 starting at 12:30pm
Finals: Sunday, January 30, 2022 starting at 12:30pm
Concert: Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 3:30pm

2022 Concerto & Aria Application (due Sunday, December 19 before 5:00pm)

MacPhail Staff Accompanist Request Form

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

Shannon Braun, voice student of Mikyoung Park
“Dove sono i bei momenti” from Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [performance via video]

Christian Garner, piano student of Suzanne Greer
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, Mvt. I: Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Autumn Langdon, voice student of Manon Gimlett
“Hello! Oh, Margaret, It’s You” from The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti [performance via video]

Eira Lindberg, violin student of Mark Bjork
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 [complete] by Johann Sebastian Bach

Allie McIntosh, violin student of Tamara Gonzalez
Le Quattro Stagioni (“The Four Seasons”): Concerto No. 4 in F minor, L’inverno (“Winter”) [complete] by Antonio Vivaldi

Mae Monette, piano student of Reiko Imrie
Piano Concerto in G major, Mvt. I: Allegramente by Maurice Ravel

Jessica Shao, piano student of Jose Uriarte
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, Mvt. I: Allegro maestoso by Frederic Chopin

Jackson Trom, piano student of Suzanne Greer
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, Mvt. I: Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven

The panel of judges included:

Charles Gray (violin/viola), St. Olaf College
Melissa Holm-Johansen (voice), freelance
Herbert Johnson (piano), Bethel University
Merilee Klemp (oboe), Augsburg College

The Honors Recitals are distinguished student recitals at MacPhail.

This is an important update regarding the Honors Recitals Auditions

MacPhail will be holding Honors Recital auditions in-person at the Minneapolis site. Students can, however, submit pre-recorded videos for their audition. The audition videos will be reviewed and evaluated by the judging panel as if the audition were being held in person. If selected for the recital, that video will be shown in place of an in-person performance. (Please note: there will be no option for students to pre-record audition videos for the Concerto & Aria Concert auditions.)

Students auditioning for an Honors Recital in person should complete the application form and return it to Student Services by the deadline listed below.

Students auditioning for an Honors Recital through pre-recorded video should complete the online form found here by the deadline listed.

All students should contact Student Services to pay the audition fee. Students receiving financial aid can request a waiver.

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Iverson, Student Performance Coordinator.

Fall Honors Recital
Auditions: Sunday, November 7, 2021 starting at 12:30pm (application deadline: Sunday, October 24)
Recital: Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:30pm

Fall Junior Honors Recital (new!) – included in the December Performance Festival!
Auditions: Sunday, November 21, 2021 starting at 12:30pm (application deadline: Sunday, November 7)
Recital: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 3:30pm

Spring I Honors Recital –included in the February Performance Festival!
Auditions: Sunday, February 6, 2022 starting at 12:30pm (application deadline: Sunday, January 24)
Recital: Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3:30pm

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

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 students of all instruments and abilities who are 18 years and younger.

In-Person and Online via Zoom
Sunday, December 5, 2021 (deadline to sign up is November 21)
Sunday, February 20, 2022
Sunday, May 8, 2022


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 who are 18 years and under; all ages, instruments, ability levels and genre are welcome!

In-Person and Online via Zoom
Sunday, December 12, 2021 (deadline to sign up is November 28)
Sunday, February, 27, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022


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, January 23, 2022 at 1:00pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 3:00pm
Located in Antonello Hall

Sign-up: Contact Sarah Miller

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