MacPhail Center for Music – Austin

205 4th Street NW, Suite B
Austin, MN 55912


September – May
Mon-Thurs: 12pm – 8:30pm
Friday: 12pm-6pm, open for lessons & classes; no administrative services
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Fri-Sun: Closed

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 5, 2023 – January 28, 2024

September 5
Fall Semester begins
Fall tuition due

Holidays and building closures

November 22
Minneapolis Building Hours: 9am – 4:30 pm, All Access Sites Closed

November 23-26
Closed Thanksgiving Weekend (Thanksgiving is Nov. 24th)

December 23- January 1, 2024
Closed for Winter Break

January 16, 2024
 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Session Dates: January 29, 2023 – June 9, 2023

January 29
Spring Semester begins for all programs
Spring Semester tuition due
Deadline to claim financial aid for spring semester

March 31
Closed Easter Holiday

May 25-27
Closed Memorial Day Weekend

June 9
Last day of Spring Semester

Student Services is available at 612-321-0100via email, or in-person to assist you.

PARKING: Free, on-site parking. Accessible parking available.

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