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


Current Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 12 – 5pm

Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri: 9am – 4:30pm
Sat-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

Fall Session Dates:  September 7, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Holidays and building closures

September 4-6, 2021
Holiday, building closed

November 24
Minneapolis building hours: 9am-4:30pm
All Access Sites Closed

November 25-28
Holiday CLOSED

December 23-January 2
CLOSED for winter break

January 17
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.

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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