MacPhail Center for Music – Minneapolis
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(Near the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater)


Current Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri: 9am – 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

Fall & Spring Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri: 9am – 4:30pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
Sun: Closed

This state-of-the-art, six-story building opened in January of 2008 and includes 55 unique studios and many diverse practice rooms, music labs and performance spaces including: six classrooms designed for Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®; labs for piano, harp, percussion and rock/jazz percussion; and a suite devoted to MacPhail’s Music Therapy program.

Antonello Hall: Located on the second floor of MacPhail’s headquarters is the stunning Antonello Hall. One of the finest music venues in all of the Twin Cities, Antonello Hall hosts MacPhail’s premier performance series, MacPhail Spotlight Series, as well as countless faculty and student recitals and events. One of the many great benefits of lessons at MacPhail is that students have the opportunity to play in a renowned space designed specifically for them with two legendary Steinway concert grand pianos.

street view of the MacPhail Minneapolis building
Antonello Hall stage with a piano on it

Summer Session Dates:  June 14 – September 3, 2021

Holidays and building closures:
June 18 – 19, 2021: Holiday, building closed
July 5, 2021: Holiday, building closed
Closed Sundays through summer
Closed all Saturdays and Sundays in August

Summer Session Plan:

MacPhail’s plan aims to utilize instructional spaces up to 50% of capacity at any point in time. This will apply to the following facilities – Minneapolis, Apple Valley, Austin and Chanhassen. The White Bear Lake building will continue to be closed through the summer.

Individual Lessons (Individual Instruction, Music Therapy and Suzuki) is at the discretion of the student and the teacher and is not required; instruction may continue remotely.

Summer Camps will be in-person with limited group sizes. Online options are still available.. Madeline Island Chamber Music will take place in person limiting one student per dorm room. The Suzuki Institute will be a hybrid plan of in-person and remote offerings.

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® will be offering a small number of in-person classes and camps with limited class sizes. The child and their caregiver will be spaced appropriately and assigned a dyad mat for the class.

Group Instruction (classes, ensembles, and MacPhail Music for Life™ classes) will continue as they have in the Spring Semester with small groups and ensembles occurring in person with proper distancing.

Community Partnerships (Schools, Music Therapy, MacPhail Music for Life™ , Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®) are gradually returning to in-person operations. Each partnership is addressed individually with consultation between MacPhail’s teacher(s) and the partner

More information as well as any updates to the above plan will be posted on our Coronavirus Updates page.

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

PARKING: There are several parking ramps and a surface parking lot nearby which range in price from $7 on weekdays to $4 on weekends, as well as metered street parking.

A debit card is available for purchase for MacPhail families, faculty and staff at the Student Services desk for the Portland Ave. Ramp (enter on Portland Ave) and the Depot Hotel parking (enter on 5th Ave). It is a $35 reloadable debit card which locks in parking rates during events.

An accessible drop-off and pick-up site with curb cuts is located on the east side of the building. The Depot Hotel has accessible parking for those with placards.

Parking lots around MacPhail.

Bus Drop-Off and Parking
Drop-off locations are easiest along 2nd Street for large buses and in a narrow drop-off alleyway with access from 2nd St S.

Bus drivers will need to visit this link to register online for a Minneapolis City Parking Permit for a bus at least 72 hours in advance.

Public Transport:
MacPhail is easily accessible by public transport. We are located just a few blocks off the Metro Transit Light Rail and are easily accessible by Metro Transit buses.
Call Metro Transit at (612)373-3333 or visit them online for routes and trip schedules.

MacPhail is proud to be fully ADA-compliant:

MacPhail Center for Music Headquarters is fully ADA-compliant with four accessible parking stalls, ramps at curbs on all entrances and exits, two elevators and accessible restrooms on all levels. Special seating is available for events held in Antonello Hall for patrons unable to transfer out of wheelchairs.

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