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Learning music in a group setting can be motivating and fun for students of any age and any skill level. Choose the best learning environment for you:

  • Classes: Develop your music skills in a relaxed, collaborative setting with people like you
  • Ensembles: Join a performance-based group with others of a similar age or skill level. Choose from classical chamber music, to rock or jazz and more.
  • Create your own Group: Can’t find what you’re looking for? Grab some friends and we’ll create a class just for you. Complete our online placement form to begin the placement process!

Were you looking for individual private lessons instead of group lessons? Click here to learn more.

Group Offerings at MacPhail.
Learn about group lessons, classes and ensembles at MacPhail from our Director of Group Instruction, Melissa Falb.

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Questions about Group Lessons or Ensembles at MacPhail?

Contact Melissa Falb at 612-767-5438 or via Email

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Fall 2018

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Learn (or re-learn) easy sight-reading, improvisation to accompany melodies and easy classical and popular songs. Build keyboard skills through note-reading, ear training, playing by ear, improvising, transposing and individual and ensemble playing. Plus, hang out at the keyboard with other adults - like you - who have decided it's finally time to tickle those ivories. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are necessary. Students must purchase "Adult Piano Adventures Book I" by Nancy and Randall Faber.

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$384.00
1 Section
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, students challenge one another throughout the semester to form the best ensemble possible. Under the guidance of low brass instructor Karl Wiederwohl, students assess their strengths and weaknesses, consider how they affect their colleagues, and ultimately determine the quality of the ensemble's musical product. Dr. Wiederwohl fosters an environment where players can enjoy the thrill of achieving excellence while also learning to tactfully discuss when improvements need to be made. Dr. Wiederwohl's ensembles are open to brass students of any age or ability willing to check their ego at the door and brave enough to risk failure in pursuit of success. (Groups typically contain a range of ability levels. Great care is taken to match players with parts congruous to their skill level.)

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$384.00
2 Sections
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, students challenge one another throughout the semester to form the best ensemble possible. Under the guidance of low brass instructor Karl Wiederwohl, students assess their strengths and weaknesses, consider how they affect their colleagues, and ultimately determine the quality of the ensemble's musical product. Dr. Wiederwohl fosters an environment where players can enjoy the thrill of achieving excellence while also learning to tactfully discuss when improvements need to be made. Dr. Wiederwohl's ensembles are open to brass students of any age or ability willing to check their ego at the door and brave enough to risk failure in pursuit of success. (Groups typically contain a range of ability levels. Great care is taken to match players with parts congruous to their skill level.)

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$75.00
Details

Instructor Sue Radloff

Tutition $75

Ages 8-55+

Session Dates, Saturday: November 3 at 9:00-10:30 a.m., Tuesdays: November 20, 27, December 11, January 15 at 7:00-8:30 p.m.

To register please call 507-396-6730.


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$48.00
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$538.00
7 Sections
Details

Further develop skills learned in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II. Improve your playing, listening and reading as part of a community of adult learners. Prerquisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II or equivalent. Classes are grouped according to skill level and arranged by instructors. If you would like to be placed in a class, please call Melissa Falb, Director of Group Instruction at 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Help your child build on what they learned in Piano for Children. Continuing Piano for Children will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Games, movement, rhythm and listening will be incorporated to strengthen the children's piano playing skills. Students must purchase materials for class: My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book C.
Prerequisite: Piano for Children semesters 1 and 2

For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$0.00
Details

MacPhail's premier high school jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. With generous support from the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, this group will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Under the direction of jazz artist Adam Linz, rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 16 from 12:30-4:00 pm.

Any student in Grade 9-12 may audition for the combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.

Please note that the Dakota Combo runs from September-June. We expect full participation at all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Dakota Combo Audition Requirements
Dakota Combo Application


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$41.75
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
$41.75
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$41.75
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$41.75
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Group Lessons
$31.00
Details

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Group Lessons
$16.50
Details

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:

2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$12.25

Not available

45-minute lesson

$18.38

$11.63

60-minute lesson

$24.50

$15.50



For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Group Lessons
$31.00
Details

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Group Lessons
$31.00
Details

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/


Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Group Lessons
$31.00
Details

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Group Lessons
$31.00
Details

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$356.00
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction

To join a combo in Minneapolis contact Craig Anderson at anderson.craig@macphail.org.


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$356.00
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.
MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your skills as you progress though our Combo levels. Each semester culminates in a concert at a well-known local jazz club (Jazz Central, The Black Dog etc.) As students gain more skills they can continue to move up through the combo levels eventually auditioning for MacPhail's premier jazz combo, The Dakota Combo.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction

How to join a MacPhail Jazz Combo:
Contact Adam Meckler at meckler.adam@macphail.org to confirm your placement in the correct combo.


For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$356.00
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.

MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your skills as you progress though our Combo levels. As students gain more skills they can continue to move up through the combo levels eventually auditioning for MacPhail's premier jazz combo, The Dakota Combo.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction

To join a combo in Minneapolis contact Craig Anderson at anderson.craig@macphail.org

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$50.00
1 Section
Details

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO) is a youth orchestra for middle and high school-aged students with some previous experience on an instrument. Based in north Minneapolis, MNYO is full of enthusiastic musicians who participate in group rehearsals, sectionals, and bucket drumming.
This ensemble is open to students in grades 7-12, with one year experience on instrument, exceptions may apply.
The orchestra will meet late-September 2018-May 2019, with exact dates tbd.

Instructors: Tamara Gonzalez, Teresa Campbell, LA Buckner, Joe Kaiser, Brent Platta, Andy Myers, Jenny Asparro


For more information please visit our MNYO page at: https://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/macphail-northside-youth-orchestra/

Interested in joining?

Come to the auditions on Saturday, September 29 from 1-3 pm at the Ascension Club Building. After 9/29, new members can contact Teresa Campbell at Campbell.teresa@macphail.org or (612) 767-5452 to set-up an audition time.
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$252.00
Details
The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet is a performance-oriented ensemble comprised of high school students chosen by competitive audition. In addition to presenting their own recitals at MacPhail, the group will perform in the community and audition for MacPhail Honors Recitals, Minnesota Varsity and the SPCO Chamber Music Competition (as their schedules allow.)

The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet, coached by Dr. Nina Olsen, focuses on ensemble playing and musicianship. Repertoire is chosen to challenge students individually and to explore a cross-section of the Woodwind Quintet repertoire.


Rehearsals are scheduled roughly every other week for 2 hours at the Minneapolis location. Scheduling is determined by student availability, and will be arranged once the ensemble has been formed.

For the audition, students should prepare scales and two brief solos or etudes representing their expressive and technical abilities. In order to allow as many students as possible the opportunity to audition, auditions for the ensemble will be pre-recorded rather than live. DVDs, drop-box files and You Tube links will be accepted. Application forms and audition videos must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018. No auditions will be judged prior to September 28. All students will be notified of their audition results by October 5, 2018.

For information about specific scale requirements per instrument and instructions for recording and submitting your video file, please contact Nina Olsen at 612-767-5317 or olsen.nina@macphail.org.

Registration cost for a full year's participation in the Quintet is $294/semester plus registration and processing fees. There are no additional fees for performances or competition entries.

The MacPhail Center for Music is committed to presenting quality musical experiences to all students. Interested students should take the audition. After the auditions have been judged, students invited to be in the Quintet will have the opportunity to submit apply for financial aid if the cost of tuition will be a barrier to participation.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$275.00
2 Sections
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly 90 minute rehearsals and instrument sectionals once a month.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$75.00
Details

Experience the fun of playing multiple percussion instruments in this exciting ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to play snare drum, drum set, timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone and bells in various combinations. In addition to reading music, students will also have the chance to work on their improvisatory skills. Students should have a basic understanding of playing snare drum and ideally keyboard. This ensemble performs twice a semester is open to any student in grades 5-12.

See a short video of Percussion Ensemble here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCJLpfIqAw

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.
Next step: Piano for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$840.00
Details

Are you a highly motivated singer? The Prelude Program is a year-long program (September-May) for singers who seek an environment where they can experiment and discover new possibilities as a performing artist. The program includes private coaching, theory, sight-singing, vocal ensemble and performance lab training in movement and gestures. More information about Prelude can be found at http://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/prelude/

PRELUDE PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Vocal Arts

- Warm-ups, vowel formation, application of the breath, endurance, range building, resonance, language

- Healthy production free of muscular tensions

- Building of Solo Repertoire

- Private coaching with collaborative pianist

- Theory, sight-singing

PRELUDE ELEMENTS

- Portfolio Building

- Performance

- Master Classes

- Outside Events

- Goal Setting

- Whole musician awareness training

- Vocal Ensemble

- Ensemble Repertoire chosen from Renaissance to Musical Theater to Opera to Jazz

- Emphasis on a cappella repertoire, enforcing ear training

- Sight-singing, theory, rhythmic and interpretive skills continue, to complement work done in Vocal Arts Performance Lab

- Acting and Movement for Singers

- Addresses unique challenges of singer actors: extension of time, music without words, complexity of multi-tasking

- Step-by-step approach works with gesture, face, focus, body, addresses tension, through structured play/self discovery

- Techniques apply to solo repertoire introduced in Vocal Arts with the addition of scenes taken from Opera and Musical Theater

Application and audition required. The first set of auditions for 2018-2019 school year will be held in June and the second set will take place in August. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information and/or an application please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director at gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$464.00
Details

This performance-oriented group for highly motivated percussion players, is MacPhail's premier percussion ensemble. Rimshots! performs concerts in a variety of settings throughout the community. Auditions are held in August. Performing in Rimshots! is a year-long commitment. Students wishing to audition should be proficient on mallets, snare drum, timpani, drum set and accessories. For more information call Paul Babcock at 612.767.5314.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$356.00
1 Section
Details

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$494.00
1 Section
Details

If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started. Learn basic vocal technique including breathing, body use, tone development and musicianship. This class is ideal for people who sing for fun and who would like to increase their confidence and repertoire, and may be repeated as often as you like.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$245.00
Details

Sonomento is MacPhail's premiere adult choral ensemble, performing complete and major works of classical choral literature, often collaborating with instrumentalists and other musical ensembles and appearing in many venues around the Twin Cities.

The ensemble provides a fulfilling musical experience through dedication to high performance standards, development of your individual vocal ability and camaraderie with other dedicated singers. The ensemble rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM at St. Peder's Lutheran Church. Contact director Craig Fields at cfields49@gmail.com or 763-229-5426 to schedule an interview.

First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00. Regular rehearsals will be on Mondays from September-January.

Craig Fields, Music Director

Bryon Wilson, pianist

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $832.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $914.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $890.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $805.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $805.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $805.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1004.00
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For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

Spring 2019

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$356.00
1 Section
Details

Adult Harp Ensemble will be the highlight of your week. We'll improve sight-reading, build ensemble skills and perform new music. A fun, social setting to expand your harp horizons!


For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

This guitar class rocks! You'll progress faster and play better because you'll learn how to move your fingers in efficient ways. These technical tips are not on websites (they're secrets...shhhh, don't tell anyone) and they make all the difference in your progress. In addition to technical tips, you'll learn pop and rock songs, how to read music notation, and how to play basic chords. This class is for beginners and has an easy-going and relaxed vibe. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
2 Sections
Details

Learn (or re-learn) easy sight-reading, improvisation to accompany melodies and easy classical and popular songs. Build keyboard skills through note-reading, ear training, playing by ear, improvising, transposing and individual and ensemble playing. Plus, hang out at the keyboard with other adults - like you - who have decided it's finally time to tickle those ivories. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are necessary. Students must purchase "Adult Piano Adventures Book I" by Nancy and Randall Faber.

15 week session:
Tuesday classes start January 29
Wednesday classes start February 6

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$252.00
1 Section
Details

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument. Baritone Ukulele players are also welcome!

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$494.00
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear). If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$384.00
1 Section
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, students challenge one another throughout the semester to form the best ensemble possible. Under the guidance of low brass instructor Karl Wiederwohl, students assess their strengths and weaknesses, consider how they affect their colleagues, and ultimately determine the quality of the ensemble's musical product. Dr. Wiederwohl fosters an environment where players can enjoy the thrill of achieving excellence while also learning to tactfully discuss when improvements need to be made. Dr. Wiederwohl's ensembles are open to brass students of any age or ability willing to check their ego at the door and brave enough to risk failure in pursuit of success. (Groups typically contain a range of ability levels. Great care is taken to match players with parts congruous to their skill level.)

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$384.00
2 Sections
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, students challenge one another throughout the semester to form the best ensemble possible. Under the guidance of low brass instructor Karl Wiederwohl, students assess their strengths and weaknesses, consider how they affect their colleagues, and ultimately determine the quality of the ensemble's musical product. Dr. Wiederwohl fosters an environment where players can enjoy the thrill of achieving excellence while also learning to tactfully discuss when improvements need to be made. Dr. Wiederwohl's ensembles are open to brass students of any age or ability willing to check their ego at the door and brave enough to risk failure in pursuit of success. (Groups typically contain a range of ability levels. Great care is taken to match players with parts congruous to their skill level.)

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$384.00
2 Sections
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, students challenge one another throughout the semester to form the best ensemble possible. Under the guidance of low brass instructor Karl Wiederwohl, students assess their strengths and weaknesses, consider how they affect their colleagues, and ultimately determine the quality of the ensemble's musical product. Dr. Wiederwohl fosters an environment where players can enjoy the thrill of achieving excellence while also learning to tactfully discuss when improvements need to be made. Dr. Wiederwohl's ensembles are open to brass students of any age or ability willing to check their ego at the door and brave enough to risk failure in pursuit of success. (Groups typically contain a range of ability levels. Great care is taken to match players with parts congruous to their skill level.)

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Barbershop, A Capella. Join together with other male singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Jerry Rubino. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.

See a video clip of the class here https://youtu.be/TBfexToV47o

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in MacPhail Singers or Singers Jam Session found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Sweet Adelines, A Capella. Join together with other female singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Jerry Rubino. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.
See a video clip of the class here https://youtu.be/UVoxOEcKz34

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in MacPhail Singers or Singers Jam Session found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$48.00
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$368.00
2 Sections
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Guitar Classes I and II. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords, scales and playing rock and pop songs. Prerequisite: Guitar Class II or consent of the instructor, 612.767.5316.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$538.00
18 Sections
Details

Further develop skills learned in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II. Improve your playing, listening and reading as part of a community of adult learners. Prerquisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II or equivalent. Classes are grouped according to skill level and arranged by instructors. If you would like to be placed in a class, please call Melissa Falb, Director of Group Instruction at 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
2 Sections
Details

Help your child build on what they learned in Piano for Children. Continuing Piano for Children will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Games, movement, rhythm and listening will be incorporated to strengthen the
children's piano playing skills. Students must purchase materials for class: "Piano Adventures" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Theory book, level 1.

Pre-requisite: Continuing Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next Step: Continuing Piano for Children - Summer Semester

For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$0.00
Details

MacPhaill's premier high school jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. With generous support from the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, this group will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Under the direction of jazz artist Adam Linz, rehearsals will be held every other Thursday.

Students were selected for the 2018-2019 Dakota Combo in September, 2018. Auditions for the 2019-2020 Dakota Combo will be held in September of 2019. Check our website in August of 2019 for the audition date and audition materials.

Any student in Grade 9-12 may audition for the combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.

Please note that the Dakota Combo runs from September-June. We expect full participation at all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Dakota Combo Requirements
Dakota Combo Application


For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$75.00
2 Sections
Details

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus® visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

See a video clip of the chorus here: https://vimeo.com/115661779

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$75.00
1 Section
Details

Takes place at Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN.

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus® visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

See a video clip of the chorus here: https://vimeo.com/115661779

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Beginning Guitar Class. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords and playing pop and rock songs. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar. Prerequisite: Introductory Guitar Class I or instructor consent, for additional information call Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$252.00
1 Section
Details

This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 1 or who have basic note reading and beginning piano skills. Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with simple accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Not quite what you are looking for? If you are interested in being placed in an adult group piano class for adults of all ages, please contact Melissa Falb for more information at: falb.melissa@macphail.org or 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$348.00
3 Sections
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction

To join a combo in Minneapolis contact Craig Anderson at anderson.craig@macphail.org.

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$356.00
2 Sections
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction


How to join a MacPhail Jazz Combo:
Contact Adam Meckler at meckler.adam@macphail.org to confirm your placement in the correct combo.


For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Can you already read music but are puzzled by jazz charts? Do you play the piano but are perplexed when someone asks you to improvise? Join this class and learn the basics of jazz piano playing from reading charts to basic improvisation. 3-5 years of piano experience is required or consent of the instructor.

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$50.00
1 Section
Details

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO) is a youth orchestra for middle and high school-aged students with some previous experience on an instrument. Based in north Minneapolis, MNYO is full of enthusiastic musicians who participate in group rehearsals, sectionals, and bucket drumming.
This ensemble is open to students in grades 7-12, with one year experience on instrument, exceptions may apply.
The orchestra will meet late-September 2018-May 2019, with exact dates tbd.

Instructors: Tamara Gonzalez, Teresa Campbell, LA Buckner, Joe Kaiser, Brent Platta, Andy Myers, Jenny Asparro


For more information please visit our MNYO page at: https://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/macphail-northside-youth-orchestra/

Interested in joining?

After 9/29, new members can contact Teresa Campbell at campbell.teresa@macphail.org or (612) 767-5452 to set-up an audition time.
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$220.00
1 Section
Details

Join this choral ensemble and perform literature from classical to pop to spiritual to jazz in a cappella and accompanied settings. Previous choral experience and ability to read music is encourage but all voices and levels of experience are welcome to participate.
Please contact the director at 612.767.5436 for a placement interview.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$252.00
Details
The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet is a performance-oriented ensemble comprised of high school students chosen by competitive audition. In addition to presenting their own recitals at MacPhail, the group will perform in the community and audition for MacPhail Honors Recitals, Minnesota Varsity and the SPCO Chamber Music Competition (as their schedules allow.)

The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet, coached by Dr. Nina Olsen, focuses on ensemble playing and musicianship. Repertoire is chosen to challenge students individually and to explore a cross-section of the Woodwind Quintet repertoire.


Rehearsals are scheduled roughly every other week for 2 hours at the Minneapolis location. Scheduling is determined by student availability, and will be arranged once the ensemble has been formed.

For the audition, students should prepare scales and two brief solos or etudes representing their expressive and technical abilities. In order to allow as many students as possible the opportunity to audition, auditions for the ensemble will be pre-recorded rather than live. DVDs, drop-box files and You Tube links will be accepted. Application forms and audition videos must be submitted by Friday, September 28, 2018. No auditions will be judged prior to September 28. All students will be notified of their audition results by October 5, 2018.

For information about specific scale requirements per instrument and instructions for recording and submitting your video file, please contact Nina Olsen at 612-767-5317 or olsen.nina@macphail.org.

Registration cost for a full year's participation in the Quintet is $294/semester plus registration and processing fees. There are no additional fees for performances or competition entries.

The MacPhail Center for Music is committed to presenting quality musical experiences to all students. Interested students should take the audition. After the auditions have been judged, students invited to be in the Quintet will have the opportunity to submit apply for financial aid if the cost of tuition will be a barrier to participation.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details

Learn the basics of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice in a fun and comfortable setting. This class will cover vocal tone, range, posture, breath support, resonance, articulation, and vowel unification by using song excerpts. This class is great for adults with little or no previous vocal training who want to learn to sing in a healthy way as a soloist or choral group member.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might be interested in Singing Basics for Adults or Singing Technique with Thaxter Cunio, found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details
Learn how to apply healthy vocal technique learned in Voice Class 1 to diverse repertoire throughout this semester. In this course you will gain an understanding of appropriate performance practice and receive individual vocal coaching on songs of your choice in a supportive and fun group setting.

Pre-requisite: MMFL? Voice Class 1 or bypass level 1 through a test out with the instructor. Contact Jerry Rubino at rubino.jerry@macphail.org for more details.
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$336.00
Details

Instructor: Manon Gimlett & Collaborative Pianist: Sue Ruby

Whether you are a serious student of musical theater or opera and wish to enhance your interpretive skills as a singer, or you find aspects of performance stressful, this lab offers a variety of techniques to enhance your enjoyment of performing and bring your performances to life. Customize this class for your own needs by doing detail work on a couple of audition pieces, working to get a portfolio of pieces performance ready, or gain self-confidence in singing in front of others. Please bring a song/aria with sheet music in your key, preferably memorized and in English, to sing on the first day of class.

Prerequisite: 2 years of private voice instruction and permission of instructor. Please contact Manon Gimlett at 612-767-5453 for more information.

Next step: Interlude, Prelude program or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$255.00
2 Sections
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly one-hour rehearsals and instrument sectionals once a month.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$75.00
Details

Experience the fun of playing multiple percussion instruments in this exciting ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to play snare drum, drum set, timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone and bells in various combinations. In addition to reading music, students will also have the chance to work on their improvisatory skills. Students should have a basic understanding of playing snare drum and ideally keyboard. This ensemble performs twice a semester is open to any student in grades 5-12.

See a short video of Percussion Ensemble here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCJLpfIqAw

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$436.00
1 Section
Details

Experience the fun of playing multiple percussion instruments in this exciting ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to play snare drum, drum set, timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone and bells in various combinations. In addition to reading music, students will also have the chance to work on their improvisatory skills. Students should have a basic understanding of playing snare drum and ideally keyboard. This ensemble performs twice a semester is open to any student in grades 5-12.

See a short video of Percussion Ensemble here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCJLpfIqAw

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.
Next step: Piano for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$464.00
3 Sections
Details

In the second semester, Children deepen their basic piano skills and musicianship. You are involved in your child's learning process through observations and printed lessons summaries. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade and have an instrument at home for practicing. If you would like to transfer to a different section than you had in the Fall, please contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438.

Pre-requisite: Piano for Children, 1st semester

Students must purchase materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson & Writing Book B.Pre-requisite: Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next step: Piano for Children Summer Semester

For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$840.00
Details

Are you a highly motivated singer? The Prelude Program is a year-long program (September-May) for singers who seek an environment where they can experiment and discover new possibilities as a performing artist. The program includes private coaching, theory, sight-singing, vocal ensemble and performance lab training in movement and gestures. More information about Prelude can be found at http://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/prelude/

PRELUDE PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Vocal Arts

- Warm-ups, vowel formation, application of the breath, endurance, range building, resonance, language

- Healthy production free of muscular tensions

- Building of Solo Repertoire

- Private coaching with collaborative pianist

- Theory, sight-singing

PRELUDE ELEMENTS

- Portfolio Building

- Performance

- Master Classes

- Outside Events

- Goal Setting

- Whole musician awareness training

- Vocal Ensemble

- Ensemble Repertoire chosen from Renaissance to Musical Theater to Opera to Jazz

- Emphasis on a cappella repertoire, enforcing ear training

- Sight-singing, theory, rhythmic and interpretive skills continue, to complement work done in Vocal Arts Performance Lab

- Acting and Movement for Singers

- Addresses unique challenges of singer actors: extension of time, music without words, complexity of multi-tasking

- Step-by-step approach works with gesture, face, focus, body, addresses tension, through structured play/self discovery

- Techniques apply to solo repertoire introduced in Vocal Arts with the addition of scenes taken from Opera and Musical Theater

Application and audition required. The first set of auditions for 2017-2018 school year will be held in June and the second set will take place in August. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information and/or an application please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director at gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$464.00
Details

This performance-oriented group for highly motivated percussion players, is MacPhail's premier percussion ensemble. Rimshots! performs concerts in a variety of settings throughout the community. Auditions are held in August. Performing in Rimshots! is a year-long commitment. Students wishing to audition should be proficient on mallets, snare drum, timpani, drum set and accessories. For more information call Paul Babcock at 612.767.5314.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$252.00
Details

Students with special needs now have an opportunity to learn, perform and create music by being an integral part of a music ensemble in a safe and non-threatening environment. Using adapted music therapy techniques, students will create music in a group setting while developing attention span, behavior and social skills.

To register for a music therapy class, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596 for placement information.

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$238.00
4 Sections
Details

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Some bands meet weekly while other bands rehearse every other week or once a month. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual lessons, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 12 years - 20 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$252.00
Details

Music can be a powerful and effective tool for the development of social interaction, attention, motor skills, and self expression. This group of 4 to 6 students will focus on adaptive instruction on guitar, piano, vocals, drums, and other instruments in an ensemble/band experience. This group is appropriate for students ages 12 - 18 with special needs. Some previous music experience is recommended.

For more information or to register, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596.

For Ages: 12 years - 20 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$252.00
Details

Music can be a powerful and effective tool for the development of social interaction, attention, motor skills, and self expression. This group of 4 to 6 students will focus on adaptive instruction on guitar, piano, vocals, drums, and other instruments in an ensemble/band experience. This group is appropriate for students ages 12 - 21 with special needs. Some previous music experience is recommended.

For more information or to register, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596.

For Ages: 9 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$372.00
1 Section
Details

Get your kids ready to light up the stage with Sing a Song, a voice class designed to teach students how to properly use their voices and bodies while still having fun! By using a variety of genres like musical theater, contemporary and traditional children's music, students will learn how to engage their whole body to create a beautiful sound and an entertaining presentation. No previous experience is necessary.
Next step: You can repeat this class as often as you'd like or enroll in Individual Lessons

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$286.00
1 Section
Details

Experience Jazz from blues to bebop. Join other singers in a relaxed, informal setting. Jazz styles, scat singing, phrasing and improvisation, vocal technique, chart reading and writing will be some of the subjects covered. The final session will be a performance with a jazz combo.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$494.00
1 Section
Details

If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started. Learn basic vocal technique including breathing, body use, tone development and musicianship. This class is ideal for people who sing for fun and who would like to increase their confidence and repertoire, and may be repeated as often as you like.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$494.00
1 Section
Details

Continue building on the technical skills developed in Singing Basics I and enhance your musicianship and sight-reading skills. Students will be assigned customized repertoire from Italian Art Songs to the 12 Bar Blues and various styles in between.

Next step: Individual Lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$135.00
Details

Sonomento is MacPhail's premiere adult choral ensemble, performing complete and major works of classical choral literature, often collaborating with instrumentalists and other musical ensembles and appearing in many venues around the Twin Cities.

The ensemble provides a fulfilling musical experience through dedication to high performance standards, development of your individual vocal ability and camaraderie with other dedicated singers. The ensemble rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM at St. Peder's Lutheran Church. Contact director Craig Fields at cfields49@gmail.com or 763-229-5426 to schedule an interview.

Two sections of Sonomento will be offered for the spring semester. Students must register for both sections if they are participating in both concerts. You may also opt to participate in just one of the concerts. Rehearsals for the Bloch, Sacred Service concert will begin on January 28 and continue until the concert on March 3. Rehearsals for the summer concert will begin on April 22 and continue until the concert on June 20.


Craig Fields, Music Director
Bryon Wilson, pianist

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 2 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $210.00
Details
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) is a program in which a mixed age group of children meet weekly, building on concepts and skills laid out in the SECE repertoire while interacting with one another, their parents, and the teachers. The parent plays a central role in all activities in the belief that the parent is the child's first and most important teacher. Through parent participation in prenatal, baby, and preschool classes, parents become partners in providing an enriched natural environment for the growth of their children. This class is offered for children ages 0-3 years old with a parent or caregiver.
Some of the skills developed in the weekly SECE classes are: listening and sequencing, number, pitch, motor, social-emotional development, vocabulary and character development.
Suzuki ECE seeks to build on the child's natural delight in learning and lays the foundation for life-long learning that meets Dr. Suzuki's goals for all children - to create an environment for children, free from pressure, in which they can gain skills, a sense of purpose in life, an understanding of discipline, and an appreciation of beauty.

Classes are ongoing, and new students are invited to join as space becomes available each semester. New families are welcome to inquire for class information and be placed on a waiting list for enrollment.

Contact Ruth Bergman, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Coordinator, at Bergman.Ruth@macphail.org


For Ages: 21 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $450.00
1 Section
Details

The SAA Teacher Development Program is in-depth pedagogical study for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass an audition. When a course is taken and completed as a participant, it will be registered with the SAA. Participants need to have met all guidelines below, and fulfill all course requirements.

See Eligibility and Audition Guideliness here: https://suzukiassociation.org/teachers/training/audition/

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$252.00
1 Section
Details

This ensemble is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play in a group and take their ukulele skills beyond the basic I, IV, and V chords. Play familiar songs with others creating a great group sound while learning new chords, voicings, and exploring new picking and strumming patterns in a fun and welcoming environment.

This group is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Baritone Ukulele players are also welcome!

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
From the Ziegfeld Follies to Oklahoma to Hamilton, Broadway has provided a soundtrack for the American experience in the 20th century. Join us as we examine the musicals that reflect and change our culture - the beloved classics, the rare gems, and the rarely performed - and learn about the musical and theatrical innovations they inspired and incorporated.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$126.00
1 Section
Details

Celebrate Minnesota's rich choral tradition and be a part of a partnership between MacPhail and the Minnesota Chorale. The Voices of Experience Choir is for adults over the age of 55 who want to be a part of a community of musicians, singing a variety of choral repertoire from genres such as classical, popular, folk and jazz in a variety of venues. In the 2018-2019 season, Voices of Experience will join the Minnesota Chorale for several projects as well as sing independent outreach concerts. Singers must be able to match pitch at an informal check with the director. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music or a strong ability to learn by ear is preferred.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in: MacPhail Singers or Sonomento found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$277.00
3 Sections
Details

New Spring lessons! Enhance your baby's development and your own parenting strategies through musical play. Learn new ways to use music at home. New lullabies, songs, chants, wiggling and bouncing games will be shared to help you and your baby begin a musical life together.
Yearlong curriculum.


For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
1 Section
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$178.00
5 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$178.00
2 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$178.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$178.00
5 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$178.00
2 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$178.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks-4 years with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years
Location: Austin
Program: Sing Play Learn
$75.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks-5 years with parent/caregiver

Now ten sessions! Enjoy the magic of music as we sing, play and learn with our little ones! This active class takes an integrative arts approach as we engage in sensory activities, dramatic play, musical movement, and instrument exploration. Exploring musical concepts will help young ones develop skills in all areas, including language skills, fine and gross motor skills, and school-readiness skills. We hope you will join us in our 4th year offering this class in Austin.

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$324.00
7 Sections
Details
Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

New Spring Lessons! High energy exploration keeps active toddlers engaged as they sample hand-held instruments, experience contrasting sounds and motions, and sensory items. Through repetition, rhythmic play and concrete themes your child will build language skills, large motor and social emotional skills. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$324.00
8 Sections
Details

Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver


New Spring Lessons! Fast-paced activities emphasize singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat, which leads to impulse control, fine motor skills, increase in vocabulary, and pre-math skills. Children are encouraged to make choices and build social emotional skills through musical play. Yearlong curriculum.


Music for 2s and 3s prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Suzuki Stars and Musical Trolley.


For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$324.00
4 Sections
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. Children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar percussive rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$324.00
4 Sections
Details
If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.
*Families that participate in this class will take priority in the placement process. For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Join us each semester for new songs, and musical activities to continue to build pre-instrument, and early theory skills. Suzuki Stars prepares your child for Suzuki lessons, and Musical Trolley.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$306.00
3 Sections
Details

New Spring Lessons! ZING, OMPAH, PAH! Each semester, Musical Trolley students experience different instrument groups. In the spring, we'll explore and play a variety of orchestral instruments as well as a variety of woodwind and brass instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: accelerando, accents, rests, rhythm and musical form, and recognize simple rhythms (quarter notes and eighth notes). Prepare your child for future musical study- they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$306.00
1 Section
Details
New Spring Lessons! Take a musical journey around the world! In the spring, Musical World students explore the cultures of China, Japan, South East Asia, Europe and Australia through songs, folk tales, visual art and ethnic instruments. Children expand their musical knowledge by
learning to read rhythmic notation, playing rhythm instruments and creating through improvisation. Musical World is a great next step to further prepare for instrument specific study. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$324.00
1 Section
Details

New Spring Lessons! Expand your child's musical knowledge as they grow rhythmically, melodically and creatively through instrument specific study and musical games. In the spring, the children will spend time playing and
learning more about specific instruments such as the piano, Orff instruments, recorder and ukulele as well as build rhythm reading, note reading and sight-singing skills. This class may also incorporate aspects of composition, songwriting and musical theatre; including creating songbooks, building improvisational skills, and use of recording technology. This class is great preparation for instrument specific classes and individual lessons.
Perfect for both graduates of Musical Trolley, Musical World and new families. Yearlong curriculum.

Summer Camps 2019

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$374.00
1 Section
Details
Interested in collaborating with other adult musicians and gaining new insights on your playing? Be a part of the popular Adult Chamber Music Camp. Receive coaching from a variety of MacPhail faculty members and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with musicians who have similar interests. Attend or perform in a master class led by well-known local professional musicians.

All camp attendees will be placed into two chamber ensembles and each ensemble will receive 5 coachings throughout the course of the camp. Chamber groups can opt to perform in a final concert for family and friends followed by a reception. Placement in either Adult Chamber Camp or the Introductory Chamber Music Camp is based on a placement audition.

Schedule and complete a placement audition with Jeremy Swider at 612.767.5399 between May 1 and June 8, 2019.

Registration Deadline: June 8

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$184.00
1 Section
Details

Take a musical journey around the world! In this camp, we will explore the ways that children of different cultures play music and games, tell stories, sing, and move just like us. We will "travel" to destinations such as Africa, Central and South America, Australia, China, Russia, and our own native Minnesota, with opportunities to play ethnic instruments, improvise, dance, dramatize, and create art along the way.

For Ages: 9 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
Details

Come to the Mississippi waterfront to play music, get creative, bake bread, and construct books all while looking at how water connects our creativity! Children can enjoy new experiences each day at four top arts centers, including the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and MacPhail Center for Music.

Campers will start each day at Mill City Museum and will walk with camp leaders, less than three blocks, to each art organization. Early drop off is from 8:30-9:00 am, and late pick-up is from 3:30-4:00 pm.

This camp is for ages 9-11.

For more information visit the Minnesota Historical Society's webpage: http://www.mnhs.org/event/6845

For registration call the Minnesota Historical Society: 612.341.7582


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details

From trumpets to tubas, MacPhail's Brass Camp gives students the chance to focus on the powerful and exciting sounds of brass instruments. The camp is designed for students who want to stay musically active this summer and be ready to hit the ground running as a leader in next year's school band. Students will work on breathing and playing technique while rehearsing a piece for brass ensemble, composed by their instructor written specifically for their playing level. This camp is open to students of all playing levels with a minimum of one year of school band or private lesson experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a student ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

Instruments: Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details

From trumpets to tubas, MacPhail's Brass Camp gives students the chance to focus on the powerful and exciting sounds of brass instruments. The camp is designed for students who want to stay musically active this summer and be ready to hit the ground running as a leader in next year's school band. Students will work on breathing and playing technique while rehearsing a piece for brass ensemble, composed by their instructor written specifically for their playing level. This camp is open to students of all playing levels with a minimum of one year of school band or private lesson experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a student ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

Instruments: Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details

From trumpets to tubas, MacPhail's Brass Camp gives students the chance to focus on the powerful and exciting sounds of brass instruments. The camp is designed for students who want to stay musically active this summer and be ready to hit the ground running as a leader in next year's school band. Students will work on breathing and playing technique while rehearsing a piece for brass ensemble, composed by their instructor written specifically for their playing level. This camp is open to students of all playing levels with a minimum of one year of school band or private lesson experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a student ensemble concert on the last day of camp.


Instruments: Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Take your creativity to the next level and learn to compose music that enhances your video gaming experience. Even if you've never tried composing before you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive. Students will use Propellerheads Reason/Record software in our music technology lab to compose music for their own game concepts and scenes. Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp, even if you haven't had any composing experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a multi-media performance on the last day of camp.

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2019

Instructor: Troy Strand

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For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$475.00
1 Section
Details
Meet other young composers who share your passion for creating music. Gain the tools you need to grow as a composer. Study the works of living and historic composers to understand how other composers think and solve problems. Receive coaching from MacPhail composition faculty on your recent and current works. Hear your compositions performed by professional musicians. You will be asked to submit a score for review prior to the camp.

Space is limited, register early!

Students in the Composition Camp may opt to also enroll the in the optional Composition Camp Elective: Theory and Counterpoint for an additional fee. This class meets daily at 11:00 a.m. prior to the start of Composition Camp.

Registration Deadline: June 14

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$87.00
1 Section
Details
Enhance your Composition Camp experience with the Theory and Counterpoint Elective. This class is reserved for only students enrolled in Composition Camp and meets daily at 11:00 a.m.
For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$155.00
1 Section
Details

Are you a dedicated and committed high school or college-level instrumentalist intent on refining your practice room process? This is for you! Do you want to learn more about how efficient practicing is the cornerstone of an effective audition process? Then the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is definitely for you. You might be wondering "what can a timpanist really teach me about auditioning on my instrument?" Well, glad you asked! Whether it's a trombonist stating "If I were thinking of auditioning for an orchestra, I would sprint to this boot camp!" or an oboist praising "the 'Deliberate Practice Bootcamp' was one of the most inspired, intriguing and informative classes I have ever attended," you will come away from these sessions a better practicer, a better auditioner, and a better musician.


The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp evolved out of a one-of-a-kind semester-long class which Mr. Haaheim teaches at New York University. While that course was years in the making, Bootcamp attendees will get the "best of" material distilled into two intense evenings. Please consider joining us at the MacPhail Center for Music this July 1st and 2nd, 6:00-8:45pm ! Open to all instrumentalists.


Tuition covers the cost of the seminar. Out-of-town participants are responsible for finding their own hotel accommodations and meals. MacPhail is located in downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of light rail transit for easy transportation to and from the airport.


Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for those wishing to apply for Continuing Education Credits.


For more information please contact: adney.robert@macphail.org



For Mr. Haaheim's bio you can visit his website at http://jasonhaaheim.com/about/

Suggested Reading:
Deliberate Practice Overview
Geoff Colvin: Talent is Overrated
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Anders Ericsson: Peak

Testimonials

"Jason Haaheim's teaching methods are not only for timpanists and percussionists, but apply to any musician trying to attain the highest level of performing. In fact, his principles could likely be applied to any number of professions outside of music. I was very taken with his straightforward approach, addressing all aspects of achieving excellence without it seeming daunting. If I were thinking of auditioning for an orchestra, or simply wanted a great method to gain consistency of a high level, I would sprint to this boot camp!"

John Rojak -- bass trombonist of the American Brass Quintet, NYU Professor of Trombone


"Jason Haaheim's presentation to our NYU undergraduate performance majors -- woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion -- was GREAT: an over-the-top hit with our students and faculty! Jason's multimedia approach to how to practice effectively, referred to as the 'Deliberate Practice Bootcamp' was one of the most inspired, intriguing and informative classes I have ever attended. Using scientific methods to perfect his art will show all who attend his classes the pathway to affective auditioning, performing and success."

Matt Sullivan -- Director of Wind Studies, NYU Professor of Oboe


"After working with Jason, my preparation and productivity had such a huge overhaul that I've improved more in the last two months than in the last two years."

Georgia Williams -- principal flute, Opera Australia Orchestra


Hotels within walking distance of MacPhail:

Marriott Residence Inn at Depot - 1 block
Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks












































For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details
Explore music from a different culture and be inspired by new sounds, new instruments and new music! In this camp students will learn to play the Gayageum, a traditional Korean zither-like string instrument, with 12 strings. In addition to learning essential techniques to play the instrument, students will also be introduced to the music of Korea and to the cultural, historical, and philosophical background of Korean traditional music. Gayageums are provided in class.
For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$132.00
1 Section
Details

Have you just begun studying a new instrument or are you just returning to an instrument that you studied when you were a child? Even if you are a beginner you can discover the joys of playing chamber music. Join us for MacPhail's Introductory Chamber Music Camp for Adults where you will be placed in small ensembles of 3-5 players who are playing at a similar level. Learn the basics of playing in an ensemble and prepare yourself for a lifetime of music-making.

Participants in this camp are invited to attend both the master class and the performance of the Adult Chamber Music Camp the following week at no additional charge. Placement in either Introductory Chamber Camp or the Adult Chamber Music Camp is based on a placement audition for coordinator Jeremy Swider.

Schedule and complete a placement audition with Jeremy Swider at 612.767.5399 between May 1 and June 8, 2019.

For Ages: 4 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$175.00
Details

Ages 4 years-Kindergarten
Minnesota Zoo
June 17-21, 1-3:30 p.m.
July 15-19, 1-3:30 p.m.
August 19-23, 1-3:30 p.m.

Animals are musical, too! Explore wild animal sounds and movements with our voices, bodies, and instruments as we create music and art, and visit the musical animals of the Zoo. Take home a pre-recorded MacPhail Sing Play Learn CD featuring some of our favorite songs from camp.

On-line registration at mnzoo.org begins Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. for Zoo Members; Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. for non-members.

$150 for zoo members, $175 for non-members

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details
Develop your rhythmic skills while expanding your knowledge of a different culture. Join us for MacPhail's new Korean Drumming Camp and play in a Korean percussion ensemble, called samulnori. The camp will focus on learning to play the buk (barrel drum) and janggu (hourglass drum), as well as the jing (large gong) and gwaenggari (small gong). No experience necessary and drums are provided in class. The last day of camp will feature a recital for family and friends.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$205.00
Details

Ages Grades 1-2
Minnesota Zoo
June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.
July 8-12, 1-4 p.m.
August 12-16, 1-4 p.m.

Music is everywhere! Join us for a musical journey around the world! Explore the sounds and wildlife of South America, Asia, and Africa through song, movement, art, and animal encounters. Take home a pre-recorded MacPhail Sing Play Learn CD featuring some of our favorite songs from camp.

On-line registration at mnzoo.org begins Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. for Zoo Members; Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. for non-members.

$205 for non-members; $180 for members

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$325.00
1 Section
Details

Dates: July 1 - July 6, 2019. No classes on July 4. Specific schedule/times TBA.

Are you a timpanist aspiring to hone your approach to excerpts, audition-taking, and refining your sound? The Northland Timpani Summit is for you. I'm thrilled to be returning to my native Minnesota to host this five-day intensive seminar. We'll have MacPhail's beautiful recital hall all to ourselves with my personal Adams Dresden Classics. I'll also have a ton of my custom timpani mallets available to try. Over 5 days, we'll dig deep into all aspects of professional timpani and auditioning, including sessions on: Timpani Fundamentals and Technique, Developing and Refining Your Sound, Timpani Head Mounting and Clearing, Deliberate Practice, Audition Preparation and Strategy, Peak Performance Psychology, and much more. Dean Borghesani of the Milwaukee Symphony and new Principal Timpanist, Erich Rippel of the Minnesota Orchestra are scheduled to give clinics as well. Attendees will also be encouraged to perform excerpts from the core timpani repertoire for the group in a masterclass format. And we're including an evening dinner/hang with area pros and expert auditioners. Please consider joining us in Minneapolis this July!

Daily schedule, TBA.

The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is included in the cost of registration, and participants are highly encouraged to attend these sessions; subsequent topics in the Northland Timpani Summit will assume that attendees have experienced the Bootcamp

Click here to learn more about the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp.

Out-of-town participants are responsible for finding their own hotel accommodations and meals. MacPhail is located in downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of light rail transit for easy transportation to and from the airport.

For more information please contact: adney.robert@macphail.org


For Mr. Haaheim's bio you can visit his website at http://jasonhaaheim.com/about/

Suggested Reading:
Deliberate Practice Overview
Geoff Colvin: Talent is Overrated
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Anders Ericsson: Peak

Testimonials: "Jason's Timpani Summit last year made a HUGE difference in how I tackle the audition process. I credit the implementation of Jason's deliberate practice and organizational concepts as major factors in my recent audition successes. The detail of the presentation -- in both theory and execution -- taught me so much and gave me all the information I needed to tailor together a vastly more effective preparation process.
Alex Wadner -- former principal timpanist, New World Symphony; consistent timpani audition finalist, and trialist with Minnesota Orchestra

"The Northland Timpani Summit was one of the most beneficial seminars I've ever attended. It gave me the tools to overcome self doubt and revolutionize my practice. After attending the seminar, I advanced at 4 auditions in a row from not advancing at all, and was able to effectively apply the knowledge in preparation for 7 auditions."
Alex Artale -- principal timpanist, Boise Philharmonic


Hotels within walking distance of MacPhail:

Marriott Residence Inn at Depot - 1 block
Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks

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For Ages: 11 years - 14 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Build your skills on all percussion instruments in this intensive and fun five-day camp. Each day you will play exciting music in small percussion ensembles with other students of similar ability and skill level on a variety of instruments. Students will have the opportunity to select clinics that focus on specific instruments such as drum set, snare drum, timpani and mallet keyboard instruments. All student ensembles will perform for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Students must have one year of band of a year of private instruction in preparation for this camp. Students outside of the age range but who have had comparable experience may contact the camp coordinator, Erik Schee, at 612-767-5496, for placement.

Instructor: Erik Schee

For Ages: 11 years - 14 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Build your skills on all percussion instruments in this intensive and fun five-day camp. Each day you will play exciting music in small percussion ensembles with other students of similar ability and skill level on a variety of instruments. Students will have the opportunity to select clinics that focus on specific instruments such as drum set, snare drum, timpani and mallet keyboard instruments. During the week students will also learn practical skills such as making their own mallets and tuning their own snare drum. All student ensembles will perform for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Students must have one year of band of a year of private instruction in preparation for this camp. Students outside of the age range but who have had comparable experience may contact the camp coordinator, Erik Schee, at 612-767-5496, for placement.

For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Here?s your chance to be a party of a fun, exciting piano camp for elementary piano students just like you! Get to know other young pianists your age while working with them in small and large ensembles. Learn to create your own music for the piano or how to play chords along with songs you hear on the radio. Showcase what you learned in a performance on the last day of camp.

Minimum requirements: Students must have at least one year of piano instruction to enroll in this camp.

Instructors: Jeremy Hanson, Sue Ruby and Cathy Smetana

For Ages: 11 years - 15 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$465.00
1 Section
Details

MacPhail's Piano Camp inspires students to try new things, expand their musical knowledge, and elevate their playing to the next level! Students will enjoy making new friends while exploring topics that are rarely covered in weekly piano lessons: ensemble playing, composition, music theory, arranging and accompanying, and more! Students will be placed in small ensembles to prepare a piece to perform at the end of the week.


In order to attend the camp, all students must complete a placement audition via video. Please record your audition video in two separate files: 1) play two scales of your choice and 2) perform one piece of your choice. Upload your videos to Dropbox, Google Drive, or YouTube and send links to your videos to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org.

Students will be placed on either an intermediate or an advanced track based on their audition so activities can be tailored to meet their needs.

Links to audition videos must be received by 9:00 pm on Friday, May 31.


For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$163.00
1 Section
Details
Celebrate summer fun with MacPhail Center for Music!
Preschoolers will experience movement and instrument exploration through
musical concepts such as steady beat, accents and crescendos all in a festive,
explosive theme. The week will culminate with our own parade as we march and move to the beat of our homemade instruments. Parents are welcome to
participate in this exciting camp experience.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$1399.00
Details

Music, Acting, Bookmaking & Baking!

For adults with child ages 9-12

Bring along your creative grandchild and your own budding artistic side on this fun-filled week of inspiration, entertainment and delight. Let your imaginations run wild at four award-winning venues along the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis. Together, bring your brilliant ideas to life as you bang a drum at the MacPhail Center for Music, bake your own cookies at the Mill City Museum, create a one-of-a-kind book at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and put on a skit at the Guthrie Theater. Expert artists, musicians and thespians provide hands-on instruction as you build the foundation for a lifetime of creativity. Finish up your exciting week of artistic discovery with a twilight voyage on the Mississippi River while the spectacular Minneapolis skyline rolls by.

Highlights
* Learn acting and character-development techniques to bring your past to life at the Pritzker Award-winning Guthrie Theater, and attend a performance.
* Discover the unique satisfaction that comes with creating a book - design beautifully patterned paper, print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home.
* Experience the joy of making music together as you learn from faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music how to play an instrument and create a song. Also, work as a team at the Mill City Museum to make a unique cookie recipe and develop a mini-marketing scheme.

For additional information and registration go to: https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/22277/spark-your-creativity-music-acting-bookmaking-and-baking-with-your-grandchild


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$1399.00
Details

Music, Acting, Bookmaking & Baking!

For adults with child ages 9-12

Bring along your creative grandchild and your own budding artistic side on this fun-filled week of inspiration, entertainment and delight. Let your imaginations run wild at four award-winning venues along the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis. Together, bring your brilliant ideas to life as you bang a drum at the MacPhail Center for Music, bake your own cookies at the Mill City Museum, create a one-of-a-kind book at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and put on a skit at the Guthrie Theater. Expert artists, musicians and thespians provide hands-on instruction as you build the foundation for a lifetime of creativity. Finish up your exciting week of artistic discovery with a twilight voyage on the Mississippi River while the spectacular Minneapolis skyline rolls by.

Highlights
* Learn acting and character-development techniques to bring your past to life at the Pritzker Award-winning Guthrie Theater, and attend a performance.
* Discover the unique satisfaction that comes with creating a book - design beautifully patterned paper, print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home.
* Experience the joy of making music together as you learn from faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music how to play an instrument and create a song. Also, work as a team at the Mill City Museum to make a unique cookie recipe and develop a mini-marketing scheme.

For additional information and registration go to: https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/22277/spark-your-creativity-music-acting-bookmaking-and-baking-with-your-grandchild


For Ages: 12 years - 16 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$435.00
1 Section
Details

Get your music out of the basement and onto the stage! Attend MacPhail's most popular and longest running camp for a week of jammin' with new friends and creating your own original songs. Rock out with other musicians in a band coached by MacPhail faculty, performing both cover songs and original songs. Attend workshops on songwriting, how to rehearse, and an instrument specific class. Perform at the legendary 7th St. Entry on the final day of the camp.

This camp is for singers, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard players looking to meet new people and have fun playing rock music. No self-contained bands are accepted - take what you learn at Rock Week back to your band. Participants must supply their own drums, guitar, bass, and amps and have had at least one year of lessons on their instrument.


New this year! Rock Week now has an option for our younger aspiring rock stars! Students ages 9-11 are invited to attend a shorter version of the camp from 9:00-11:00 AM to learn several cover tunes with your band and perform a short set as an opener for the Friday concert at the Entry.

9:00-11:00 ? Ages 9-12, Tuition:
12:00-4:00 ? Ages 12-16, Tuition:


Instructors: Zeb Cruikshank, Jourdan Myers, Erik Schee


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$545.00
Details

Join us for the 2019 Sartory String Quartet Institute! Students at this 9-day Institute are placed in a string quartet with other students of similar age and proficiency. All quartets receive daily coachings in preparation for a recital performance at the end of the Institute. In addition to the quartets, students play in a small chamber orchestra and experience what it?s like to perform in a larger group without a conductor.

In order to attend the camp, all students must audition and be accepted into the camp. Please register and pay your audition fee online and then submit a video to audition for the camp. Please record all three audition requirements (scale, piece and excerpts) in three separate files. Please upload your video to Dropbox, Google or YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org. The video submission deadline is 9:00 PM on April 24.

Audition Requirements:
* 3-octave scale
* Piece that shows tone and technique
* Prepared excerpts for your instrument (see below for links to excerpts)


Minimum Requirements:
Violin: Bach A Minor Concerto
Viola: Telemann Concerto
Cello: Comfortable up to 4th position


Instructors: Stella Anderson, Tamara Gonzalez and Carlynn Savot


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$20.00
1 Section
Details

Join us for the 2019 Sartory String Quartet Institute! Students at this 9-day Institute are placed in a string quartet with other students of similar age and proficiency. All quartets receive daily coachings in preparation for a recital performance at the end of the Institute. In addition to the quartets, students play in a small chamber orchestra and experience what it?s like to perform in a larger group without a conductor.

In order to attend the camp, all students must audition and be accepted into the camp. Please register and pay your audition fee online and then submit a video to audition for the camp. Please record all three audition requirements (scale, piece and excerpts) in three separate files. Please upload your video to Dropbox, Google or YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org. The video submission deadline is 9:00 PM on April 24.

Audition Requirements:
* 3-octave scale
* Piece that shows tone and technique
* Prepared excerpts for your instrument (see below for links to excerpts)


Minimum Requirements:
Violin: Bach A Minor Concerto
Viola: Telemann Concerto
Cello: Comfortable up to 4th position


Instructors: Stella Anderson, Tamara Gonzalez and Carlynn Savot

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$184.00
1 Section
Details

If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art, inventing songs and stories then this camp is perfect for them! Together students will create a musical from scratch through an organic, creative and relaxed approach based on their ideas. Camp activities emphasize the process of creating a musical theater production through fun, engaging experiences that lead up to a final performance. Activities include song creation, scenery creation, and much more! Choose between two different sessions.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$184.00
1 Section
Details

If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art, inventing songs and stories then this camp is perfect for them! Together students will create a musical from scratch through an organic, creative and relaxed approach based on their ideas. Camp activities emphasize the process of creating a musical theater production through fun, engaging experiences that lead up to a final performance. Activities include song creation, scenery creation, and much more!

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$273.00
1 Section
Details
Does your child make up songs at home? This creative skill is the focus in Songwriting Camp for KIDS! Students will learn what it takes to make a CD. From start to finish, students will create songs, add other sounds (instruments or whatever is fun, such as animal sounds, etc.), play on an electronic keyboard, and even make a CD cover. Each child will take home a CD that the class made together. Of course there will be lots of dancing, jamming on real instruments and exploration of musical concepts like steady beat, rhythm, improvisation, and much more. Sign your child up and help them find their own voice through songwriting!
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$465.00
1 Section
Details

Join us for String Chamber and Orchestra Camp, a comprehensive and intensive full-day string camp for middle school and high school students. This camp offers the complete string experience from orchestra, to quartets, to private lessons and more! Rehearse and perform in small ensembles with students of similar skill level. Play exciting music in string orchestra. Round out your experience with private lessons and theory classes. The camp will conclude with a final performance of all ensembles and the string orchestra on August 9.

Registration Deadline: July 5

If you are currently not taking lessons at MacPhail, please contact Student Services at 612.321.0100 to schedule an audition. Auditions will take place on July 13 from 1:00-3:00. Please prepare a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You will also be asked to do some sight-reading at the audition.

For Ages: 7 years - 9 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Give your child the chance to try out an instrument before they begin taking lessons! At MacPhail?s new Summer Sampler camp, students will be able to select two instruments that they will play throughout the week. We?ll have them playing songs on the very first day!

Students can select from piano, percussion, guitar, violin and harp. All instruments will be provided.

Students will showcase their new skills at a performance on the last day of camp.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.


For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $492.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.


For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations