MacPhail Center for Music – Austin, opened in the fall of 2015 offering Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® classes and Individual Lessons on 15 instruments and voice.
In September 2020, MacPhail Center for Music in partnership with Austin Public Schools and with support from the Hormel Foundation, opened their new state-of-the-art music education center (pictured above).
The annex includes both individual and shared spaces for MacPhail community music students and Austin Public School students.
Spaces include: six teaching studios, eight practice rooms, a percussion studio, Sing, Play, Learn! with MacPhail® studio, suites for band and choir and an orchestra space. A Music Therapy Studio provides a new resource for the Austin community. A Midi Lab allows for the use of electric music keyboards to play and create. A beautiful recital hall and the Learning Stairs—a feature at the building’s center modeled after MacPhail’s Minneapolis location connecting the MacPhail and Austin Public School spaces—offer a community place to share music and learning with one another.
Learn more about the building and its October 2019 grand opening: press release.
Learn more about the process and the beautiful result via this documentary. Videography provided by and with thanks to journalist/filmmaker Patrick Gavin.
Fall Session Dates: September 7, 2021 – January 31, 2022
Holidays and building closures
September 4-6, 2021
Holiday, building closed
All Access Sites Closed
December 23-January 2
CLOSED for winter break
Martin Luther King Jr. Day CLOSED
We have adjusted our safety guidelines and protocols for the Fall Semester, please see our Covid-19 Information page.
PARKING: Free, on-site parking. Accessible parking available.
Course Offerings in Austin
Fall Music Therapy Individual – Austin
About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Fall Shared Lessons – Austin
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 …
Korean Drumming Workshop – Austin
Learn the basics of Korean drumming, Samulnori (drum ensemble with four different drums), and play with your family and other participants. This workshop is a fun and hands-on Korean drumming …
Music for Families (Birth – 5 yrs) – Austin
Ages 6 weeks – 5 years with parent/caregiver This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively …
Unwrapping the Orchestra: November 20
Dance your way into the Holiday season exploring the stories and musical setting behind the pieces presented on the Ausin Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert. As a special treat you will …
Unwrapping the Orchestra: October 23
Austin Symphony Orchestra Principal Violist and Austin Middle School Orchestra Director Jacob Crosby will present a sneak peek at the music being presented at ASO’s October 31st concert to help …