Meet Blake Zimmerli, an Austin High School senior bursting with musical talent, crafting symphonies despite COVID-19 challenges. Delve into Blake’s journey from piano lessons to composing, culminating in the performance of his masterpiece “Brouhaha” by The Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Jean del Santo’s Teaching Philosophy

“Singers are the only musicians that are simultaneously the player of a musical instrument and the instrument itself”.     -Professor Glenda Maurice, Mezzo Soprano, UM faculty mentor When Glenda first …

Alexandra Sapan: Three Greek Songs

Alexandra Sapan, MacPhail voice faculty, presents three original Greek songs in a project supported by Macphail Center for Music and McKnight Foundation. (Accompanied by Dr. Jonathan Tauscheck, MacPhail piano faculty)

A MacPhail Story: Matt & Crosby

Diana Bearmon, piano instructor at MacPhail, strives to make her lessons student-centered because she believes that their learning experience should be uniquely about them. With 30 plus years of teaching …

The Power of Performance with Ellie Dehn

This second article of the performance series features Ellie Dehn (voice, opera, musical theater) as she discusses her experience with the power of performance.

The Power of Performance with Shane Cox

This first article of the performance series features Shane Cox (trumpet/cornet, trombone, tuba, jazz, theory) as he discusses his experience with the power of performance.

MacPhail Story: Austin Wahl

Meet new MacPhail guitar faculty member, Austin Wahl, former MacPhail Suzuki guitar student. Welcome home Austin.

The Mandolin Mantle | Richard Kriehn

“It’s not just about a right or wrong note,” Richard Kriehn explains. He believes music is about expressing yourself – expanding your vocabulary and giving the world a glimpse of …

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