Opportunities for Oboe

To give all children a great experience with music, it’s best to choose instruments that are age-appropriate for the size and development of their bodies. Because an oboe is larger and requires lung capacity, it is best to wait until your child is 9 years old. Your child needs to be able to hold and manipulate the instrument and have adequate breath support.  Choose from individual lessons and shared lessons, camps, create-your-own ensembles, and much more.  For questions, contact us at 612-321-0100 or contact@macphail.org.

See all of our offerings for oboe below.

Filter By:

Spring 2020

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
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.

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

Next Step: Repeat ensemble and/or individual lessons

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
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.

Next Step: Guitar Class 2

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
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 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.

Next Step: Beginning Piano for Adults 2

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I. Prerequisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I or instructor consent.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$503.00
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$503.00
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
$391.00
1 Section
Details
In MacPhail brass ensembles, 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 who are 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.

If you are interested in joining an ensemble, please contact Karl Wiederwohl at wiederwohl.karl@macphail.org to discuss which group is right for you.

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

Next step: Repeat ensemble and/or individual lessons

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
2 Sections
Details
In MacPhail brass ensembles, 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 who are 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.

If you are interested in joining an ensemble, please contact Karl Wiederwohl at wiederwohl.karl@macphail.org to discuss which group is right for you.

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

Next step: Repeat ensemble and/or individual lessons

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
2 Sections
Details
In MacPhail brass ensembles, 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 who are 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.

If you are interested in joining an ensemble, please contact Karl Wiederwohl at wiederwohl.karl@macphail.org to discuss which group is right for you.

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

Next step: Repeat ensemble and/or individual lessons

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$48.86
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

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

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
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

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

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
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

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

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
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

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
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$544.00
10 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.

Prerequisite: 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.

Next step: Continue with the same group of students or enroll in individual lessons

For Ages: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
2 Sections
Details
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, Level 1.

Prerequisite: Continuing Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next Step: Continue with the same group of students, create a smaller group for shared lessons or enroll in individual lessons

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
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!

Class takes place at the Lyngblomsten Heritage Apartments - 1440 Midway Parkway St. Paul 55108
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$0.00
Details
MacPhail's premier jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. Lead by Michael Cain, this combo will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

Auditions are held every fall and students are selected for the entire school year. Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held in September 2020.

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to audition for the Dakota Combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from our generous donors.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$100.00
1 Section
Details
Voice students of Dennis Petersen are invited to join his studio classes to practice performing for a small, supportive audience of fellow students. Gain valuable performance experience as you try out the pieces that you've been practicing and receive feedback from both your instructor and your peers.

A pianist will be available to perform with you at the class. Please remember to bring a score for the pianist.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 6 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
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: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
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

To join a combo in Minneapolis contact Christopher Rochester, Jazz Coordinator: Rochester.Christopher@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: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
3 Sections
Details

Introducing MacPhail's new leveled jazz combo program, designed to help students improve their improvisation skills and musicianship while playing with students of similar skill level. As students progress, they will be placed in more advanced combos with more advanced players. Combos will perform at MacPhail and various venues throughout the Twin Cities.

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

Students must audition to be placed in a combo. Combo auditions take place every fall but students can be added to combos in the spring. Combos will rehearse weekly from September-May. Days and times for combo rehearsals will be arranged after auditions. To schedule an audition, contact Christopher Rochester, Jazz Coordinator: Rochester.Christopher@macphail.org

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to participate in our jazz combos. Click on the link below for specific audition information for your instrument or voice.

Audition Guidelines

Student Information Form

Auditions can be an intimidating setting for many people. In the new jazz program at MacPhail, we are aiming to create an environment that fosters creativity and personal identity. When preparing for your audition please try to bring forth the best representation of yourself regardless of what you think we'd like to hear. Jazz, rock, pop, etc... Prepare anything that you feel comfortable playing, and show off who you are as an individual!

Greg Byers has decided to perform what he would play, if he were auditioning for a jazz ensemble at MacPhail. Remember all instruments are welcome to audition!

Isn't She Lovely

If you have any questions, please contact Jazz Coordinator, Christopher Rochester at rochester.christopher@macphail.org

For Ages: 11 years 3 months - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$0.00
1 Section
Details
Tuition: FREE!

The MacPhail Community Youth Choir (MCYC) brings together youth in grades 6-12 throughout the Twin Cities area for music and friendship. The choir is led by Twin Cities artist J.D. Steele, of the famous Steele Family, who brings his dynamic style and passion for music to the group, which is free and open to students of all skill levels and talents. This group of energetic young people performs many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop and East African.

MCYC performs at exciting events and venues throughout the Twin Cities such as Diversity Days at Target Field, The Civil Society Superbowl Safety Party for Youth at the Cedar Cultural Center, Governor Dayton?s Inauguration, and as an opening act for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice?s lecture at Northrup Auditorium. A thrilling highlight for the choir in 202 was the opportunity to perform at the Flint Hills International Children?s Festival with Shangilia, a youth performance group from Nairobi, Kenya also under the direction of Steele. This exciting international project provide the MCYC youth the opportunity to engage with the youth choir in Kenya on a cultural and artistic level.

Rehearsals typically take place at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. For the 2019-2020 season, MCYC will rehearse in the North Commons at the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, next door to the Capri Theater. Weekly rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 beginning on September 14.

To learn how you can be a part of MCYC, contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 or falb.melissa@macphail.org
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$40.00
1 Section
Details
Meet some of the MacPhail Teaching Artists who bring their knowledge, expertise and artistry to students of all ages in Apple Valley. These hour-long programs will feature both a musical performance and a glimpse into the story behind the music. Performers include: Randy Sobaski, guitar & ukulele; Sheridan Zuther, vocal jazz; Jonathan Tauscheck, pianist & composer; and Mike Alexander, French horn. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the performance to allow you a chance to mingle with the performers and socialize with other concertgoers.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
17 Sections
Details
For Grades 5-12

Participate via Zoom livestream

Live stream with a MacPhail teaching artist specializing in “how to” topics including proper warmups, tone production, how to use beat making apps, cleaning instruments, how to play by ear, increasing your range, practicing in different living settings and much more. Check schedule for times and class topics. These 30-minute programs will feature instruction and time for some Q&A at the end of each class.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
8 Sections
Details
For Grades 5-12

Participate via Zoom livestream

Live stream with a MacPhail teaching artist specializing in “how to” topics including proper warmups, tone production, how to use beat making apps, cleaning instruments, how to play by ear, increasing your range, practicing in different living settings and much more. Check schedule for times and class topics. These 30-minute programs will feature instruction and time for some Q&A at the end of each class.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
3 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream

The general music program provides a creative, engaging and culturally relevant, sequential-based curriculum that meets Minnesota state and national standards.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
2 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream

The general music program provides a creative, engaging and culturally relevant, sequential-based curriculum that meets Minnesota state and national standards.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
2 Sections
Details
Presented via YouTube stream

Virtually ‘meet’ some of MacPhail’s most interesting teaching artists who bring their knowledge, expertise and artistry to students of all ages. These 30-minute programs are moderated by MacPhail faculty and feature a musical performance, conversation about the story behind the artist and Q&A session.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
1 Section
Details
Presented via YouTube livestream

Live stream and virtually ‘meet’ some of MacPhail’s most interesting teaching artists who bring their knowledge, expertise and artistry to students of all ages. These 30-minute programs are moderated by MacPhail faculty and feature a musical performance, conversation about the story behind the artist and Q&A session.
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$250.00
1 Section
Details
Develop your voice as part of a small choral ensemble, focusing on breath support, diction, resonance and other aspects of vocal technique. Sing a diverse repertoire ranging from medieval madrigals to American pop to modern choral classics. Semester culminates in concert (location TBD). No audition necessary, but ability to read music or learn by ear helpful.

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: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
5 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream

During these unprecedented times, children may be experiencing stress and anxiety due to dramatic change. The Mindfulness and Music sessions provide calming self-regulation activities for children in grades K-12. Sessions are facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Students will engage in creative, music-based mindfulness, movement and breathing exercises and learn self-regulation tools they may use throughout their day to manage stress and anxiety.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
1 Section
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream

During these unprecedented times, children may be experiencing stress and anxiety due to dramatic change. The Mindfulness and Music sessions provide calming self-regulation activities for children in grades K-12. Sessions are facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. Students will engage in creative, music-based mindfulness, movement and breathing exercises and learn self-regulation tools they may use throughout their day to manage stress and anxiety.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
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.
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$260.00
4 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
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$444.00
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 - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
2 Sections
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 B.

Please note: this class is a continuation of the fall semester Piano for Children. New students must start with Piano for Children, 1st Semester.

Next step: Piano for Children Summer Semester or Continuing Piano for Children
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$855.00
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 2019-2020 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: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
2 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream.

Difficult circumstances call for creativity, flexibility and collaboration. Join in a weekly discussion with MacPhail faculty that are already experts in live online music instruction. The 30-minute sessions will cover a variety of topics to assist your transition to teaching music live online, using eLearning, and/or utilizing distant learning techniques and resources for students without internet access.

Facilitated by Ben Bussey, David Kozisek and Roque Diaz
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
2 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream.

Difficult circumstances call for creativity, flexibility and collaboration. Join in a weekly discussion with MacPhail faculty that are already experts in live online music instruction. The 30-minute sessions will cover a variety of topics to assist your transition to teaching music live online, using eLearning, and/or utilizing distant learning techniques and resources for students without internet access.

Facilitated by Ben Bussey, David Kozisek and Roque Diaz
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$473.00
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
$258.00
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$242.00
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: 13 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
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: 12 years - 20 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$258.00
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: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$292.00
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
$473.00
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
$250.00
1 Section
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 6:30-8:30 PM. Contact director Craig Fields at cfields49@gmail.com or 763-229-5426 to schedule an interview. Online registration is available once you have received permission from the conductor.

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 - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$47.50
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
$47.50
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
$47.50
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
$47.50
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
$34.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
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

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Group Lessons
$17.00
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

$13.00


45-minute lesson

$20.06

$12.75

60-minute lesson

$26.00

$17.00



For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
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

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
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

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
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

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
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

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 2 weeks - 4 years 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $215.00
Details
Suzuki Early Childhood Education:
Saturdays 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, or 11:30-12:30; $215.00 (10 weeks)

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.

For more information, please contact Ruth Bergman at bergman.ruth@macphail.org.
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $847.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $933.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $906.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $495.00
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.

For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
In this six-week course, we will examine the correlation between visual art and music, studying how aesthetic trends manifested in various eras and regions. Join us as we examine the values that led to complementary artistic choices in visual art and music: Tudor architecture & the English madrigal; Gregorian chant & medieval paints; Chinese folksongs & Qing dynasty gardens; early jazz & the works of Beauford Delaney; and frontier art & cowboy songs.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
20 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream

Perfect opportunity to take your playing to the next level. Sessions include Band, Orchestral and Jazz Instruments, Voice and Beatboxing. These 30-minute virtual sessions are live streamed and include an intensive practice session led by a professional MacPhail faculty member. The focus is on increasing musical and technical skills.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: All ages
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$0.00
12 Sections
Details
Participate via Zoom livestream

Perfect opportunity to take your playing to the next level. Sessions include Band, Orchestral and Jazz Instruments, Voice and Beatboxing. These 30-minute virtual sessions are live streamed and include an intensive practice session led by a professional MacPhail faculty member. The focus is on increasing musical and technical skills.


Precautions for Online Safety:

MacPhail will be using Zoom as its online platform. To ensure participants' online protection, MacPhail’s Information Technology department is taking the proper precautions to provide support as requested by users utilizing the controls available to us to prohibit interruptions and inappropriate behavior. The IT Department can connect with users for any troubleshooting purposes. Each Zoom Meeting will be password protected.

If your district will not authorize use of Zoom for students, contact us to discuss the possibility of programming direct to your school and students using a different platform. MacPhail’s School Partnerships program is here to be a resource for music education in MN. Please let us know how we can help you, your students, and your community.
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
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. Spring performances include The MN Chorale Gala, singing the National Anthem at Target Center and providing pre-concert music at Orchestra Hall.

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.
For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

16 sessions. Register for as many as you like!

Enhance your babies' and toddlers' 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
$10.25
1 Section
Details

16 sessions. Register for as many as you like!

Enhance your babies' and toddlers' 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
$10.25
1 Section
Details

16 sessions. Register for as many as you like!

Enhance your babies' and toddlers' 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.

Summer 2020

For Ages: 21 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$182.00
Details

Jazz combos at MacPhail are designed around the music of such jazz giants as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey. Each group at MacPhail focuses on improvisation in a comfortable yet challenging environment. All jazz instruments are welcome, and if you play something else, don?t hesitate to give us a call!

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome. Sections are available based on age group and skill level.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$220.00
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
$252.00
1 Section
Details
Expand upon the skills developed in Beginning Piano for Adults. Prerequisite: Beginning Piano for Adults, or equivalent.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$170.00
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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$150.00
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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$150.00
1 Section
Details
Join us each week as we discuss, listen to and sing the works of the composers and lyricists that left the biggest marks on Broadway! We'll explore the works of composers & lyracists such as the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$244.00
1 Section
Details

In MacPhail brass ensembles, 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
$244.00
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
$244.00
2 Sections
Details

In MacPhail brass ensembles, 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: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$48.86
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$204.00
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50.00
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
$50.00
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
$220.00
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: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$160.00
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 612.767.5509 for placement information.

For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$121.00
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.

For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5438 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: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$121.00
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.

For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5438 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: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$160.00
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 612.767.5509.

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$167.00
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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$150.00
1 Section
Details
This singing class will bring to life the sounds of summer with songs like "Under the Boardwalk", "Surfer Girl", "Earth Angel", "Blue Moon" and other Doowop and Motown summertime favorites. A final performance will be scheduled to present this musical treat for an audience of family and friends.
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$182.00
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 Adam Meckler at meckler.adam@macphail.org

For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$114.00
1 Section
Details

The perfect summer activity for families who have recently welcomed an infant into their lives! Sing Play Learn with MacPhail faculty share lullabies, songs, massages, finger plays, wiggling and bouncing games with you and your baby. This class is a wonderful way to begin a life together in the arts!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
2 Sections
Details

New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments such as triangles, maracas, and bass drum. Every class includes plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
1 Section
Details

6 weeks - 4 years old

New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments such as triangles, maracas, and bass drum. Every class includes plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks - 4 years old

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
4 Sections
Details
Enjoy the sights, sounds, and rhythms of summer with your toddler as we explore music through active movement, songs, bounces, sensory activities and exploration of rhythm instruments such as finger cymbals, glockenspiels, and tambourines. Increase your child's vocabulary through singing and rhyme. Be inspired to create a musical home environment to enjoy all summer long!
For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
4 Sections
Details
Splash, spin, dance, play, sing and discover some new and familiar songs as you move, create and play rhythm instruments such as temple blocks, cabasas, and Irish harp. Reinforce your child's learning as you incorporate these activities at home to ease transitions and increase social-emotional skills. Together you and your child will enjoy musical activities all summer!
For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
2 Sections
Details

Fly a kite, catch a fish, build a sandcastle--use your imagination through musical play activities. This summer, explore music with your child through creative dramatics, movement, stories, visual arts and instrument discovery. Bring the play home to further reinforce your child's school readiness skills and have fun together.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$138.00
3 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 musical 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 guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola, and violin. *Families that participate in this class will take priority in the Suzuki placement process.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$172.00
2 Sections
Details

When summer arrives, MacPhail's Musical Trolley takes a special trip to the Animal Fair! "Carnival of the Animals," by Camille Saint-Saens, sets the stage for a parade of musical magic led by bears, insects, monkeys, alligators, kangaroos, turtles and more. You'll move to the magic drum, play a variety of musical instruments and, with the help of your animal friends, discover the musical concepts of fast and slow, piano and forte, legato and staccato and steady beat.

Summer Camps 2020

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$380.00
1 Section
Details
Dates: July 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23

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.

Auditions can be submitted by video. Please record a piece of your choice and a scale of your choice. Professional grade equipment is not required for these recordings - a smartphone or tablet or computer should suffice with video functions or apps like voice recorder. Video recordings should be uploaded to Youtube as unlisted with a link to the URL emailed to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Audio only recordings can be sent via email to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Please send videos to Jeremy Swider no later than June 15.

Registration Deadline: June 15

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$188.00
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
$325.00
Details

Registration through MN Historical Society.

Come to our waterfront to play music, get creative, bake bread and construct books all while looking at how storytelling is everywhere! Children enjoy new experiences each day at five top arts centers, including the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and MacPhail Center for Music and NEW this year the American Institute of Architects is joining us! Campers will start each day at Mill City Museum and walk with camp leaders less than three blocks to each art organization.

Early drop off between 8:30 - 9:00 and late pick up between 3:30 - 4:00 available.

This camp is for ages 9-11.

For more information visit the Minnesota Historical Society's webpage: https://www.mnhs.org/millcity/activities/calendar/8127

For registration call the Minnesota Historical Society at 612.341.7582 or visit https://cart.mnhs.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=41801

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Summer Camps
$255.00
1 Section
Details

Brass Camp gives students the chance to perform with superb musicians from MacPhail's brass faculty during a fun week of stimulating challenges intended to build understanding, develop technique and foster an aspiration to mature musicianship. 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 develop shared ensemble technique and individual 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 the students' ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

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

Registration Deadline: July 3

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Summer Camps
$255.00
1 Section
Details

Brass Camp gives students the chance to perform with superb musicians from MacPhail's brass faculty during a fun week of stimulating challenges intended to build understanding, develop technique and foster an aspiration to mature musicianship. 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 develop shared ensemble technique and individual 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 the students' ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

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

Registration Deadline: June 5


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$255.00
1 Section
Details

Brass Camp gives students the chance to perform with superb musicians from MacPhail's brass faculty during a fun week of stimulating challenges intended to build understanding, develop technique and foster an aspiration to mature musicianship. 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 develop shared ensemble technique and individual 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 the students' ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

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

Registration Deadline: June 12

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$384.00
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 they 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 3

Instructor: Troy Strand

<,p>

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$510.00
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! Registration Deadline: June 12

New this year: Composition Camp is now a full-day camp! We’ll be adding theory classes based on student skill levels as well as additional supervised writing time. Now you’ll have more time to create!



For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$158.00
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 June 28-29, 5:00-8:45pm! 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

Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$384.00
1 Section
Details
MacPhail's Flute Camp is the perfect opportunity to take your playing to the next level! Rehearse and perform in both small and large flute ensembles and have the opportunity to try out the alto and bass flutes. Receive individual attention from a professional flutist and get specific instruction on how to play your instrument in a small informal masterclass. Students will perform a concert for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Instructors: James DeVoll and Paula Gudmundson

Minimum requirements: 1-2 years of band or private lessons

Registration Deadline: May 29

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$154.00
1 Section
Details
Dates: July 13, 15, 16

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.

Auditions can be submitted by video. Please record a piece of your choice and a scale of your choice. Professional grade equipment is not required for these recordings - a smartphone or tablet or computer should suffice with video functions or apps like voice recorder. Video recordings should be uploaded to Youtube as unlisted with a link to the URL emailed to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Audio only recordings can be sent via email to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Please send videos to Jeremy Swider no later than June 15.

Registration Deadline: June 15

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

This camp takes place at the Minnesota Zoo: 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley.
June 15-19 1-3:30 p.m.
July 13-17 1-3:30 p.m.
August 17-21 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 begins Tuesday, February 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. for Zoo Members; Tuesday, February 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. for non-members.

Register at mnzoo.org/education/camps

$175 ($150 for Zoo members)
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$404.00
1 Section
Details

Join the finest young jazz musicians for an intense summer jazz camp experience for students of all skill levels. Through auditions, students will be placed in a jazz combo that matches their ability level. Students will learn standard and modern jazz repertoire, and will hone their improvisational skills in small combos led by prominent Twin Cities jazz musicians and educators. Additionally, all students will learn jazz theory and jazz history through daily listening and theory sessions. All instruments and voices are welcome to participate! Family and friends are invited to attend a final concert in MacPhail's Antonello Hall.

Registration Deadline: July 10

Jazz Camp faculty: Greg Byers, LA Buckner, Jacob Dodd, Christopher Rochester

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$382.00
1 Section
Details
NEW!

Looking for a day-long music camp for your early school-ager? Look no further! This camp combines activities from our Songwriting Camp for KIDS with a dive into basic ukulele playing for children ages 6-8 years. Students will explore the ukulele, learn chords, create songs, add other sounds, and ultimately record a CD of group's own work! At the end of the week, we'll have a CD release party and each child will get to take the recording home!

The class is appropriate for both new singers and players and those that have taken our Ukulele and More class.

*Students should bring a ukulele and notebook to camp.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$205.00
Details
Ages Grades 1-2

This camp takes place at the Minnesota Zoo: 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley.
June 22-26 1-4 p.m.
July 6-10 1-4 p.m.
August 10-14 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.

Online registration begins Tuesday, February 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. for Zoo Members; Tuesday, February 12, 2020 10:00 a.m. for non-members.

Register at mnzoo.org/education/camps

$205 ($180 for Zoo members)
For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$330.00
1 Section
Details

Dates: June 28-July 2, 2020.

June 28: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
June 29: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
June 30: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
July 1: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
July 2: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Deliberate Practice Bootcamp: June 28 and 29, 5:00-8:45

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. Guest artists will be 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 summer!

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 Seminar 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

You can also find additional information on Jason?s website: https://jasonhaaheim.com/northland-timpani-summit/

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

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

For Ages: 11 years - 14 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Summer Camps
$384.00
1 Section
Details

Build your skills on all percussion instruments in this intensive and fun five-day camp. Each day you will play exciting chamber music in a percussion ensemble setting with other students of similar ability and skill level on a variety of instruments. All student ensembles will perform for family and friends on the last day of camp. Students must have one year of band or 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 schee.erik@macphail.org, for placement.

Registration deadline: June 26

For Ages: 11 years - 14 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$384.00
1 Section
Details

Build your skills on all percussion instruments in this intensive and fun five-day camp. Each day you will play exciting chamber music in a percussion ensemble setting with other students of similar ability and skill level on a variety of instruments. All student ensembles will perform for family and friends on the last day of camp. Students must have one year of band or 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 schee.erik@macphail.org, for placement.

Registration Deadline: July 3

For Ages: 7 years - 15 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$471.00
1 Section
Details
Here's your chance to be a part of a fun, exciting piano camp for students of all ages and levels. Students will enjoy making new friends while experiencing activities 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 and group activities by age and ability so that we can accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels.

Registration Deadline: June 26

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: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$166.00
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
$1499.00
Details
For adults with child ages 9-12

Pack your curiosity, your creativity and your grandkid for this fun and fascinating foray into an artistic world in Minneapolis. Together, bring your brilliant ideas to life as you play drums, bake your own cookies, create a one-of-a-kind book and try your acting chops on stage. Plus, finish up your exciting week with a twilight voyage on the Mississippi River while the spectacular Minneapolis skyline rolls by.

Best of all, you'll ...
  • Take center stage as you learn acting techniques at the award-winning Guthrie Theater and attend a performance, too.
  • Print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and create a unique cookie recipe at Mill City Museum.
  • Experience the joy of making music together as you learn how to play an instrument and create a song from faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music.

Dates:
June 21-26
July 12-17
August 2-7

For additional information and registration go to: https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/22277/creative-arts-in-minneapolis-with-your-grandchild

For Ages: 11 years - 16 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$442.00
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.

Schedule:

Monday - Thursday, 12:00-4:00

Friday - concert schedule at The Entry, TBD

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.

Rock Week Faculty: Greg Byers, Jourdan Myers, Jason Scabich, Erik Schee
Registration Deadline: June 5



For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$554.00
Details

Join us for the 2020 Sartory String Quartet Institute! Students at this 9-day Institute are placed in string quartets or small chamber ensembles with other students of similar age and proficiency. All ensembles receive daily coachings in preparation for a recital performance at the end of the Institute. In addition to their ensembles, 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 submit a video audition and be accepted into the camp. The video submission deadline is March 15. We will review all audition videos and contact students to let them know their status. Students may register for the camp after receiving their acceptance letter. Please record all three audition requirements (scale, piece and excerpts) in three separate files. Please upload your video as an unlisted video to YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org along with your completed student information form (link to form is below). All videos and forms must be received by March 15.

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

Violin Excerpt
Viola Excerpt
Cello Excerpt

2020 Student Information Form

Instructors: Stella Anderson, Tamara Gonzalez and Carlynn Savot

Dates/Time: July 6-16, 9:00-3:00, no camp on July 11-12

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$188.00
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
$188.00
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
$278.00
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
$471.00
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 7.

Registration Deadline: June 29

We would like all students to submit a video audition so we can place you in a chamber group. On your video please include a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You may record the piece and scales as one file or as two separate files. Please upload your recording to Youtube as an unlisted video and send links of your video/s to Melissa Falb: falb.melissa@macphail.org. Please also include your completed Student Information Form and Teacher Recommendation Form with your video. The video and form submission deadline is 5:00 PM on June 29.


For Ages: 10 years - 17 years
Location: Austin
Program: Summer Camps
$165.00
1 Section
Details

For students with one or more years playing experience. This group will meet from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Theme: Ceremonial Music

An exciting opportunity for the strings and percussion students to come together to sharpen their skills and explore new areas of learning. The camp will include sectionals, orchestra participation, small ensemble experience and daily lectures on the camp theme.


Lunch and outdoor activities included each day.


What to Bring: Instrument, wire stand, comfortable shoes and sunscreen.

For Ages: 4 years - 9 years
Location: Austin
Program: Summer Camps
$75.00
1 Section
Details

For students 4-9 years of age with minimal note reading experience. This group will meet from 11:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Theme:
Ceremonial Music

An exciting opportunity for the strings and percussion students to come together to sharpen their skills and explore new areas of learning. The camp will include sectionals, orchestra participation, small ensemble experience and daily lectures on the camp theme.


Lunch and outdoor activities included each day.


What to Bring: Instrument, wire stand, comfortable shoes and sunscreen.

For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$382.00
1 Section
Details

Give your child the chance to try out an instrument before they begin taking lessons! At MacPhail's 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, ukulele, violin and harp. All instruments will be provided. Students will showcase their new skills at a performance on the last day of camp.

Two sessions available:
June 8-12 – last day of registration, May 29
July 20-24 – last day of registration, July 10


For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020 No refunds after July 10, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar.

Enrichment classes: composition, music theory, rhythm and drumming, ensembles

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 31.

If you're interested in playing on the Welcome Recital, please check our Institute website for details in February.


Daily classes & observation may include:
  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills - Accompanying/duets
  • 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 $275.00
1 Section
Details
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020 No refunds after July 10, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar.

Enrichment classes: composition, music theory, rhythm and drumming, ensembles

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 31.

If you're interested in playing on the Welcome Recital, please check our Institute website for details in February.


Daily classes & observation may include:
  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills - Accompanying/duets
  • 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: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $495.00
1 Section
Details
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020 No refunds after July 10, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar.

Enrichment classes: composition, music theory, rhythm and drumming, ensembles

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 31.

If you're interested in playing on the Welcome Recital, please check our Institute website for details in February.


Daily classes & observation may include:
  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills - Accompanying/duets
  • 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: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $495.00
1 Section
Details
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020 No refunds after July 10, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar.

Enrichment classes: composition, music theory, rhythm and drumming, ensembles

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 31.

If you're interested in playing on the Welcome Recital, please check our Institute website for details in February.


Daily classes & observation may include:
  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills - Accompanying/duets
  • 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: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020 No refunds after July 10, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar.

Enrichment classes: composition, music theory, rhythm and drumming, ensembles

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 31.

If you're interested in playing on the Welcome Recital, please check our Institute website for details in February.


Daily classes & observation may include:
  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills - Accompanying/duets
  • 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: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2020 No refunds after July 10, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar.

Enrichment classes: composition, music theory, rhythm and drumming, ensembles

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 31.

If you're interested in playing on the Welcome Recital, please check our Institute website for details in February.


Daily classes & observation may include:
  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills - Accompanying/duets
  • 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: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $46.00
1 Section
Details
Enrichment topic: TBA

Piano Teacher Enrichment class Wednesday, July 29, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.
For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $495.00
1 Section
Details
Training Prerequisites: Teachers must have completed Every Child Can! (ECC) and SAA approved Suzuki Book 1 and Book 2. Teacher must be an Active member of the SAA and have completed the SAA audition requirements for teacher training. Audition tapes must be submitted to the Suzuki Association 8 weeks before the start of this course. See www.suzukiassociation.org for details.

This course includes 15 hours of instruction plus 8 hours of observation. All course participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki's book "Nurtured by Love". For training courses, 100% attendance is required for registering the course. All participants will be performing in class. No video recording of classes is allowed.

For more information, contact Heather VanderLey, Suzuki Institute Director at vanderley.heather@macphail.org. Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses.

If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 19, 2020.
For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $495.00
1 Section
Details
Meeting Dates:
Sunday, July 26, 2pm-6pm
Monday, July 27, 9am-4pm
Tuesday, July 28, 9am-4pm
Wednesday, July 29, 9am-4pm
Thursday, July 30, 9am-4pm

Training Prerequisites: Teachers must have completed Every Child Can! (ECC) and SAA approved Suzuki Book 1. Teacher must be an Active member of the SAA and have completed the SAA audition requirements for teacher training. Audition tapes must be submitted to the Suzuki Association 8 weeks before the start of this course. See www.suzukiassociation.org for details.

This course includes 15 hours of instruction plus 8 hours of observation. All course participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki's book "Nurtured by Love". For training courses, 100% attendance is required for registering the course. All participants will be performing in class. No video recording of classes is allowed. For more information, contact Heather VanderLey, Suzuki Institute Director, at vanderley.heather@macphail.org.

Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 19, 2020.
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$384.00
1 Section
Details

Calling all flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and French horns! Chamber Music is a fun and effective way to improve your playing skills. In rehearsals and master classes, we'll cover a variety of topics like rhythm, phrasing, listening, intonation, projection and blend. In addition, students will receive instrument specific instruction from MacPhail faculty and local teaching artists. All students will perform in a concert for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Instructors: Nina Olsen, Julie Johnson

Registration Deadline: July 3