MacPhail Center for Music – Minneapolis

501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(Near the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater)


September – May
Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 12 – 5pm

Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri: 9am – 4:30pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm (closed Aug)
Sun: Closed

About This Location

MacPhail Minneapolis is located in the historic heart of Minneapolis: Mill City. Set on the Mississippi River in Downtown East, this iconic neighborhood was once the site of a booming flour milling industry that made the Minneapolis Riverfront an economic powerhouse. Today, it is the center of a vibrant cultural arts community right on the scenic banks of the beautiful Mississippi.

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

Important Dates

Spring Session

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

Summer Session

Closed Saturdays in August and Sundays through Summer

June 10
Summer Session begins for all programs

June 19
Closed Juneteenth

July 4
Independence Day

August 31, September 1-2
Closed Labor Day Weekend/Last Days of Summer Semester

Info and Parking

We have adjusted our safety guidelines and protocols for the Fall Semester, please see our Covid-19 Information page.

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

PARKING: There are several parking ramps 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 $50 ($25 deposit + $25 card balance) reloadable debit card which locks in parking rates during events. Deposit and card balance are refundable at any time.

More information about the parking card.

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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