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Beginning Group Classes

MacPhail Beginning Group Classes Fall 2023 There’s a musician in you just waiting to get out. MacPhail offers beginner-level group classes for people that want to try something new. These …
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Read. Watch. Listen.

Welcome to MacPhail Center for Music’s resource site with free music activities, tips, podcasts, student and faculty stories and more!
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Strings

String Instrument Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail provides instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Double Bass, Fiddle, and Gayageum through individual lessons, group classes, ensembles, and orchestras Founded in …
Sing Play Learn with MacPhail
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Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

Award-Winning Early Childhood Music Education Programming Designed for a child’s specific stage of development, each class encourages children to explore musical concepts and experiment with new instruments. Your child will …
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Brass

Brass Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail offers individualized lessons on Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Tuba/Euphonium, and French Horn in different styles. Our faculty are experts and bring decades of professional experience …
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Woodwinds

Woodwind Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail offers individualized instruction on Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Saxophone. MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in …
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Guitar

Guitar Lessons & Classes at MacPhail: MacPhail offers acoustic, classical, and electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and electric bass lessons for students of all ages and skill levels.
Group Classes
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Group Classes

Join a group class at MacPhail today! We offer various ways to help you achieve your goals today and tomorrow. Whether you or a family member is just learning, amplifying …
Music Therapy
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy for All Ages at MacPhail Humans have long appreciated the healing and cathartic power of music. Music taps into a primal sense of rhythm that we all possess. …
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55+ MacPhail Music for Life™

Music Education & Creative Arts for Adults 55+ MacPhail Music for Life™ is an interactive music education and creative arts program that brings the many benefits of music into the …
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Artist in Residence 2022-23

Global Music Initiative Artist-in-Residence Program for Musicians & Music Educators Now in its third year, the GMI Artist-in-Residence Program offers multiple yearlong residencies at MacPhail Center for Music to foster …
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Piano

Piano Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail offers private lessons or group instruction for piano, keyboards, and harpsichord. All ages and skill levels. Lessons and classes are available at five …
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Voice/Singing

Voice/Singing Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail’s believes that musicians (of all ages) can best develop their artistic potential in a supportive, non-judgmental and motivating musical environment. Offerings for voice …
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FAQs

MacPhail Frequently Asked Questions Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about MacPhail Center for Music in the sections below. General MacPhail Getting Started Registration Tuition/Policies/Payments/Fees Financial Aid & …
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Tune Tools Transcript: Episode Two

RETURN TO THE PODCAST Krysta Rayford (00:29): Welcome to Tune Tools. Thanks for listening. This is made possible by Project Amplify, MacPhail Center for Music, and EMRA, Electronic Music Recording …
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Event, Performance

Arianna Quartet plays Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

Date: Sat Jun 26 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Arianna String Quartet in concert on Madeline Island. Arianna QuartetJohn McGrosso, violinJulia Sakharova, violinJoanna Mendoza, violaKurt Baldwin, cello Concert Program Quartet in E-flat Major, …
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Instrument Resources

MacPhail Instrument Resources Schmitt Music is a valued partner of MacPhail Center for Music and operates stores throughout the entire Midwest. Schmitt Music’s vision is the same today as it …
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MacPhail Presents: Faculty Spotlight Performance

Date: Fri Apr 19 2024
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Featured Performers Gail Olszewski, Piano Gail Olszewski is a piano, harpsichord and chamber music instructor. There is no doubt that after 40+ years of teaching, Gail loves music so much …
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Artists in Residence 2021-22

Global Music Initiative Artists-in-Residence 2021-22 This activity is partially made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and …
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Tune Tools Transcript: Episode One

Return to the podcast (00:25): Thanks for listening to Tune Tools, a project made possible by Project Amplify, MacPhail Center for Music, and EMRA, Electronic Music Recording Arts. (00:59): Welcome. …
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Musician Referral

Looking for high quality musicians to perform at your next special event? Browse the list below for solo artists and/or ensembles for hire. Solo Ensembles
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Event, Performance

Brooklyn Rider plays Azmeh, Roberts, and Beethoven (Live Streamed)

Date: Sat Jul 03 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Brooklyn Rider in concert on Madeline Island. Brooklyn RiderJohnny Gandelsman, violinColin Jacobsen, violinNicholas Cords, violaMichael Nicolas, cello Concert Program Dabke On Martense Street Kinan …
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Brooklyn Rider plays Golijov and Schubert

Date: Sat Jul 10 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present Brooklyn Rider in concert on Madeline Island. Brooklyn RiderJohnny Gandelsman, violinColin Jacobsen, violinNicholas Cords, violaMichael Nicolas, cello Concert Program Tenebrae Osvaldo Golijov Quartet in …
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Browse the 2021Exhibit

Part of Something Bigger, a healing collage (2021) Thank you all for the amazing submissions contributed to the Healing Collage. Each and every single work is full of an abundance …
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Resources for Music Educators

These resources were contributed by Dr. Wendy Barden, Music Education Specialist at the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Music resources for distance learning PDFUpdated May 1, 2020
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Learning with Music

A Program of Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Learning with Music is an innovative, evidence-based music integration program developed to promote school readiness and self-regulation skills for young children. Beginning …
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Composition & Songwriting

Learn About Composition & Songwriting at MacPhail Interested in beginning, developing, or mastering your songwriting skills or compositional techniques? Instruction specifically designed for acoustic instruments or electronic platforms. Whether you …
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Ensembles & Performance Groups

Join an Ensemble or Performance Group at MacPhail MacPhail is committed to offer opportunities to practice and perform in groups ranging from duos to orchestras for students of all levels …
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Gabriela Díaz and André Díaz w/ Fellowship Young Artists

Date: Sat Jul 24 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Works by Penderecki and Brahms Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present violist Gabriela Díaz and cellist Andrés Díaz with the 2021 Fellowship String Quartets in concert on Madeline Island! Concert Program String Triowith Gabriela …
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Prairie Winds Quintet plays Piazzola and Szervansky

Date: Fri Jun 18 2021
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present The Prairie Winds in concert on Madeline Island. The Prairie WindsJonathan, FluteSusan Warner, ClarinetLaura Griffiths, Oboe Fritz Foss, HornTimothy McGovern, Bassoon Concert Program Libertango Astor …
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Percussion & Drum Set

Percussion Lessons & Classes at MacPhail MacPhail offers individualized instruction for Drum Set, Marimba, Vibraphone, Snare Drum, Band/Orchestra Percussion, and Hand Percussion We offer individual instruction, shared lessons, group classes, …
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American Quartet plays Beethoven and Ravel

Date: Fri Jul 16 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present American String Quartet in concert on Madeline Island. American QuartetPeter Winograd, violinLaurie Carney, violinDaniel Avshalomov, violaWolfram Koessel, cello Concert Program String Quartet No. 14 …
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Faculty Recital: A Vibrant Mix

Date: Fri Oct 22 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

A Vibrant Mix: an eclectic celebration of live music Program Catching Shadows by Ivan TrevinoWilliam Arnold, vibraphone and marimbaCheryl Berglund, marimbaPaul Babcock, drum set Losa by Emmanuel SejourneWilliam Arnold, vibraphone …
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Performance Archive

Front Row: MacPhail Performance Collection Welcome to MacPhail’s digital stage. As the largest center for music learning and performance in the country, it is MacPhail’s vision to provide students of …
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Asian Fusion: Gao Hong and Friends

Date: Thu Apr 13 2023
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Performer Bios Gao Hong Gao Hong graduated from Beijing’s elite Central Conservatory of Music. Since coming to the U.S., she has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Carnegie Hall, the …
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MacPhail on Madeline Island: Musical Theater Retreat (55+)

Date: Tue Aug 01 2023
Time: 1:30 PM

Location: MacPhail on Madeline Island

If you love Broadway and desire an up-close look behind the velvet curtain at how performers work to create the magic of musical theater, then this immersive retreat is for …
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GMI Pedagogical Advisory Committee

The PAC brings together predominantly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) music educators with expertise in music styles and related pedagogy from non-dominant cultures in and outside of the …
Event, Performance

Julius Quartet Concert: A New Spring

Date: Sat Nov 13 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Inspired by the emotionally contemplative “Heiliger Dankgesang…” of Ludwig van Beethoven, this program dives into the struggles of the internal vs. external, culminating in a triumphant expression of the human …
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Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence: Julius Quartet

Date: Sun Jul 18 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence and Fall Artist Residency is generously supported by Bob and Carolyn Nelson Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present in concert the 2021 Emerging Artists Quartet-in-Residence, …
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Equity & Inclusion Timeline

MacPhail Center for Music Steps Toward Social Change MacPhail Equity & Inclusion Commitment: Diversity, equity and inclusion are vitally important to MacPhail’s mission and vision. MacPhail is committed to ensuring the …
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Tune Tools Transcript: Episode Three

RETURN TO THE PODCAST Krysta Rayford (00:11): Welcome. You are listening to Tune Tools, a podcast made possible by Project Amplify and MacPhail Center for Music. I am your host, …
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MacPhail Faculty Recital

Date: Fri Oct 07 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Program Ballerina 12/24 by Steve VaiFor the Love of God by Steve VaiJeff Lambert, guitar and electronics Play for Solo Oboe and Audience by Kelly VanemanI. SnapII. SingIII. StompCarrie Vecchione, …
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity is inherent in music and essential to its future. As the largest community music school in the nation, MacPhail Center for Music has a responsibility to create real and …
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Browse the 2022 Exhibit

Be Part of Something Bigger, a Growth Collage (2022) The Virtual Exhibit: The virtual exhibit opens on Juneteenth (June 19). Check back often as submitted pieces will be added as they …
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Andrea Leap

Voice, Opera, Musical Theater
Andrea Leap has taught voice at MacPhail since 2005. Instructing musically advanced high school students and adults, she brings 20 years experience to Group, Individual Instruction, and MacPhail Music for …
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Crescendo for Piano

Enrichment Opportunity for Individual Instruction and Suzuki Talent Education Piano Students Italian for “growing,” Crescendo encourages and promotes students’ growth at all stages of musical development. The program aims to …
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New Faculty at MacPhail

The dedicated artists at MacPhail teach, write, record, and perform just about every style of music there is. Lessons are available for 35 instruments and voice, composition, songwriting, electronic music, …
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Music of Our Time

Date: Thu Jul 22 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music is pleased to present in concert the 2021 Fellowship String Quartets at The Clubhouse on Madeline Island. These quartets will be performing repertoire they have been studying the …
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Choirs

Choirs at MacPhail Center for Music Provide group music training, education, and performance opportunities to inspire and encourage excellent musicianship. Offerings include both auditioned and open opportunities.
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Media & Press

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Talk to the music experts for your next story. MacPhail Center for Music has the reputation for delivering the highest quality music education. Experimenting, testing, trying …
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Performance

Bluegrass Rhapsody

Date: Sat Oct 23 2021
Spotlight Series

This program features contemporary compositions and poems by creators of diverse backgrounds. MacPhail's virtuoso string players and guest narrator, poet Anthony Ceballos, share the stage as they weave a narrative …
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Artist in Residence 2023-24

Global Music Initiative Artist-in-Residence Program for Musicians & Music Educators Now in its fourth year, the GMI Artist-in-Residence Program offers multiple yearlong residencies at MacPhail Center for Music to foster …
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Ivalas Quartet

Date: Sat Oct 29 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Madeline Island Chamber Music

MacPhail Center for Music is proud to present the Ivalas Quartet in concert as part of a week-long residency made possible by the Madeline Island Chamber Music, a program of …
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MacPhail Faculty Recital

Date: Fri Apr 14 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Program Rhapsody No. 2 for Solo Violin................................................................................ Jessie Montgomery Ashley Ng, violin Neoyoung Nayoung (You and I) ....................................................................................................... Korean Folk Song arr. Ja-Young Choi Taepyeongga (Song of Peace) Gunbam Taryeong …
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MacPhail Presents: Faculty Spotlight Performance

Date: Sat Dec 02 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

In this faculty spotlight concert, MacPhail teaching artists showcase the power of performance in the first concert of the MacPhail Presents Series. A night of expertise on display, this concert …
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Requiem for Frankie Silver – Orpheus Music Project

Date: Sat Nov 05 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Genesis:  Requiem for Frankie Silver is a new musical dramatization of the true story of Frances Stewart Silver, (1815-33) an eighteen-year-old mother, who was the first woman convicted and hanged by …
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MacPhail Faculty Recital

Date: Fri Jan 20 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Featuring works by Carvajal - Gomez, Debussy, Poulenc and Joni Mitchell, MacPhail's Faculty Recital has something for everyone. Come experience these musical stylings by MacPhail faculty. Recital Program Suite Caribeana …
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Events Information & Calendar

Events & Performances at MacPhail We believe music has the power to transform, inspire, heal, and create community. Each year, MacPhail presents more than 400 concerts and events at our …
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Spotlight Series – Iridescence

Date: Sat Nov 04 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

A farewell concert for Spotlight Series Artistic Director Mischa Santora A memorable night is in the making as this farewell concert for Artistic Director Mischa Santora explores iridescence. Humans live …
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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Applications for all MacPhail Center for Music metro sites and online as well as for Austin, MN for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school year are now being accepted. …
Event, Performance

Spotlight Series – Translucent Beauty

Date: Sat Feb 25 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

https://youtu.be/IysEmY587mY Program Bach: Suite for solo cello #5, c-minor Rebecca Merblum, cello  Margaret Brouwer: Sonata for Horn and Piano Mike Alexander, hornMiryana Moteva, piano Electronic soundscapes/keyboard improv Michael Cain  Performers …
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Up Tempo! Student Stories

Unparalleled Learning: Nicholas Cords Grammy-nominated violist. MacPhail Alumnus. Founding Member Brooklyn Rider. Our 210-member faculty spans many instruments and genres to offer skillful, inclusive, and authentic learning experiences that create …
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Faculty

Yue Wu

Music Therapist
Yue Wu (Wu) joined the MacPhail faculty in 2016 as a board certified Music Therapist, and worked in both Music Therapy Department and MacPhail Music for Life™. She graduated from …
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About MacPhail

Our Mission The Mission of MacPhail Center for Music is to Transform lives and strengthen communities through inspirational music learning experiences. Why MacPhail? We’re committed to sharing our expertise in …
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McKnight Fellowships

MacPhail Center for Music is proud to be the administrative home for McKnight Fellowships for Musicians Founded on the belief that Minnesota thrives when its artists and culture bearers thrive, …
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MacPhail K-12@Home

Live, Online Music Education Designed Specially for K-12 Students Offered at No Cost for Families Originally developed in response to the switch from in-person to online eLearning, MacPhail Center for …
Event, Performance

Making Music for Film & TV

Date: Mon Nov 28 2022
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Master Class

A Composer's Roundtable Discussion Join us online for an insider's look into the process of creating music for film and television. The panel brings together three professional film/tv composers and …
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Up Tempo!

UP TEMPO! A Comprehensive Campaign for MacPhail Center for Music UP TEMPO! campaign progress Thank you to our generous donors. We have reached $28,000,000 of our $25,000,000 goal! | | …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Madeline Island Chamber Music

Madeline Island Chamber Music, A Program of MacPhail MICM offers students considerable opportunities for group learning and music-making in a breathtaking island setting.  Madeline Island Chamber Music is devoted to …
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Biography: Who is Franklin Willis

About Franklin Willis For fourteen years, educator, and leader, Franklin Willis has served the students and families of the Nashville. Through music, Willis has educated, mentored, and developed young minds …
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Meet the Fellows

McKnight Fellowships for Musicians are intended to recognize and support mid-career musicians living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, artistic excellence, a distinctive musical …
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An Evening of Sondheim Songs

Date: Tue Aug 16 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

Genesis:  This program is a collaboration between MacPhail faculty, MacPhail students and community artists. It reflects MacPhail’s commitment to push educational boundaries and cultivate community as it creatively moves from …
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An Evening of Sondheim Songs – MacPhail Austin

Date: Thu Aug 18 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Austin
Faculty Performance

Genesis:  This program is a collaboration between MacPhail faculty, MacPhail students and community artists. It reflects MacPhail’s commitment to push educational boundaries and cultivate community as it creatively moves from …
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Faculty

Mark Burnett

Music Therapist
Mark Burnett joined MacPhail’s Music Therapy faculty in 2019. His practice and approach to music and music therapy is centered around the individual experience with a focus on happiness.  This …
Event

P2: Music for Two Pianos and Percussion by Bartók and Zivkovic

Date: Sun Mar 19 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

MacPhail faculty member, Miryana Moteva and guest artists Anna Keiserman, Fernando Meza, Adam Rappel and Erich Rieppel perform piano and percussion works, featuring Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion by …
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Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Apple Valley

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$52.00
Chanhassen - Fall 2023
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Chanhassen

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$52.00
Minneapolis - Fall 2023
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – Minneapolis

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$52.00
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2023
Music Therapy

Fall Music Therapy Individual – ONLINE

About MacPhail Music Therapy: Our team of Board-Certified Music Therapists are here to provide you with an individualized music therapy experience. Each of our music therapists have experience providing music …
Per 30 minute session
$52.00
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Lessons & Classes Category

Individual Lessons

MacPhail provides music lessons and classes for 30+ instruments and voice. Offering piano, guitar, percussion, strings, and brass lessons in Minnesota or online.
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Performance

Sounds and Words of Healing

Date: Sat Apr 02 2022
Spotlight Series

This Spotlight performance showcases the poetry of Rosetta Peters as the performers explore the poignant theme of overcoming loss & trauma and the healing power of music and the arts.  …
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Faculty

Melissa Wenszell

Co-Founder and Senior Music Therapist
Melissa Wenszell, MacPhail Music Therapy Co-Founder, Senior Music Therapist, joined MacPhail Center for Music in 2001 as a board certified Music Therapist, becoming director in 2008. She earned a Master of …
Performance

Spotlight Series – In the Moment

Date: Sat Sep 24 2022
Spotlight Series

Program La Valse by Maurice Ravel Seven Spanish Folk Songs by Manuel de Falla (transcription for two pianos by A. Bubelnikov)Armenian Rhapsody by Arutunian and BabajanianIrina Elkina, pianoJulia Elkina piano …
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Spotlight Series – The Space Where Words Fail

Date: Sat Apr 22 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

Program New soundtrack by MacPhail's EMRA department Performers Asha Belk, photographer Asha is a successful event and food photographer in the Twin Cities (and MacPhail collaborator), and she has a …
Event

Free Family Music Series: The MacPhail Jazz Combo

Date: Mon Mar 06 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Join Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® for a sing along! The MacPhail Faculty Jazz Combo featuring Brian Nichols on piano, Justin Hartke on bass, Paul Babcock on drums, and Greg …
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Foundations, Corporations, & Government Giving

Foundations, Corporations, & Government Giving at MacPhail MacPhail is grateful to the foundations, corporations, and government sources that generously support our mission. These donors share our belief in the importance …
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Faculty

Barbara Cohen

Voice, Songwriting, Music Production, Scoring for Film & Visual Media
Barbara Cohen is an accomplished singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer whose work embraces a variety of genres—from folk to trip-hop, electronica, world and modern-classical music. Her career as a recording …
Event

Free Family Music Series: Sing along with The MacPhail Jazz Combo

Date: Sat May 06 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Join Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® for a sing along! The MacPhail Faculty Jazz Combo featuring Brian Nichols on piano, Justin Hartke on bass, Paul Babcock on drums, and Greg …
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Event

MacPhail Spotlight Series: 1,000 Years of Sacred Songs

Date: Wed Jun 15 2022
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Spotlight Series

An Evening at The Basilica of St. Mary "I am so thrilled that we can continue this unique collaboration between MacPhail and the Basilica of St. Mary. What's more, for …
Event

Madeline Island Chamber Music Midsummer Night Music Dinner Concert

Date: Sat Jul 15 2023
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest quartets, the American String Quartet has spent decades honing the luxurious sound for which it is famous. The Quartet celebrated its 45th anniversary …
Event

MacPhail Presents: Faculty Spotlight – The Native Spirits Sing

Date: Sun Jun 09 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Faculty Performance

A musical presentation of honor, reflection, and enlightenment is in store as The Native Spirits Sings features a program dedicated entirely to Native composers right here on Native land. Curated …
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Faculty

Michael Cain

EMRA Program Director, Piano, Jazz
After moving to New York in 1990, Cain became a first call pianist, working with drum legend Jack DeJohnette for nine years, as well as Dave Holland, Steps Ahead, Ravi …
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Performance

Willow Brae

Date: Sat May 08 2021
Free Family Music Series

Irish and Scottish music on harp and wind instruments. Andrea Stern - Celtic harpLaura MacKenzie – wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, Border greatpipes, voice Laura MacKenzie and Andrea Stern …
Lessons & Classes Category

Prelude: Singer-Actor Lab

Prelude gives students a stage to develop the skills, language, and confidence needed to prepare for the challenges of the performing arts.   Prelude helps students prepare for a career in …
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Faculty

Stephanie Kimmes

Music Therapist
Stephanie Kimmes joined the MacPhail Music Therapy department in 2012. She has a passion for using music to help individuals meet their musical and non-musical goals. Stephanie provides client centered …
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Event, Performance

Concerto & Aria Concert, Part 2

Date: Sat May 15 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Student Performance

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is the premiere student performance event at MacPhail. Performers undergo two rounds of competitive auditions in order to be selected for the final concert. This …
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Community Partnerships

MacPhail Center for Music in the Community MacPhail creates innovative, customized programs tailored to meet the unique needs of diverse partners. Currently, 8,630 students and clients are served through community …
Event

Jazz Festival Workshop with Emmet Cohen & Bruce Harris

Date: Fri Jun 24 2022
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Clinic featuring Emmet Cohen (ft Bruce Harris) Emmet Cohen Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is in the vanguard of hisgeneration's advancement of music and the related arts. …
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Faculty

Isaac Rohr

EMRA Studio Coordinator, Electronic Music, Music Production, Recording Arts
Isaac Rohr (he/him) aims to meet students where they're at and give them a learning environment and guidance with no limits. Students can set the course and style of their own learning …
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Faculty

Autumn Zander

Piano
Autumn Zander, piano, joined the MacPhail faculty in 2012 and has been teaching for over 18 years. She enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities.  With the Frances …
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Event, Performance

Faculty Recital: Think Globally, Play Locally I

Date: Fri Mar 26 2021
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Faculty Performance

Program Printable PDF Recorded in Antonello Hall, Released on MacPhail’s Performance Archive and Facebook Live Friday, March 26th, 2021, 7pm Soojin Lee, gayageum Jacqueline Ultan, cello “Miryang Arirang” by Jung, …
Event, Performance

2023 Concerto & Aria Concert

Date: Sun Mar 05 2023
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Student Performance

MacPhail Concerto & Aria Concert is the premiere student performance event at MacPhail. Performers undergo competitive auditions to be selected for the final concert. The concert features soloists in performance with …
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2023
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music ONLINE: History of American Popular Music 2

After the beginnings of Rock music with Rhythm and Blues, popular music in America continued to evolve into Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Funk, Soul and Disco, all of which laid …
Tuition
$147.00
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Leadership & Staff

The MacPhail Leadership & Staff Team The MacPhail Center for Music Leadership and Staff Team is made up of artists, administrators, and trade professionals dedicated to our students, faculty and …
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Event

Sonomento: Pax et Lux (Peace and Light)

Date: Sat Jan 28 2023
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

MacPhail’s SONOMENTO, conducted by Craig Fields, presents a choral/orchestral concert “PAX et LUX” - Peace and Light - featuring two inspiring works: Ralph Vaughan Williams DONA NOBIS PACEM (Grant Us …
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Faculty

Jeanie Brindley-Barnett

Co-Founder, Senior Teaching Artist MacPhail Music for Life™, Giving Voice Founding Artistic Director, Voice
Jeanie Brindley-Barnett is Co-Founder and Senior teaching artist of MacPhail Music for Life™, a pioneering music program for adults 55+. She is a respected leader in the field of arts …
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Faculty

Sue Ruby

Piano
Sue Ruby, piano teacher, makes every effort to put her students first, matching her teaching style to their learning style. Her curriculum and approach are flexible, individual and vary based …
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Faculty

Krysta Rayford

Electronic Music, Songwriting
Krysta “K. Raydio” Rayford is an Electronic Music Teacher in MacPhail’s EMRA program. A Teaching Artist for the past 10 years, she has taught classes/workshops for Minneapolis Public Schools, Kulture Klub …
Faculty

Timothy De Prey

Director of Individual Instruction, Piano
Timothy De Prey is the Director of Individual Instruction and Piano Instructor at MacPhail Center for Music since 1997. Timothy is often referred to as a “fixture” at MacPhail as …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Summer Camps

Get More Out of Summer! MacPhail summer music camps blend high-quality instruction from experienced, professional teaching artists with the fun and excitement of making music with other students who share …
MacPhail Live Online - Spring 2024
MacPhail Music For Life 55+

Unwrapping Music ONLINE: Music & Humanism

The values of humanism, with its emphasis on finding and creating meaning to shape our own lives, have always supported the pursuit of musical self-expression. Music provides a connection between …
Tuition
$147.00
Event

MacPhail Austin Piano Festival – Creative Workshops

Date: Fri Oct 07 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Austin

Five musical offerings, including performances, and creative workshops will be presented from October 7-9, 2022. Performers VICTORIA EBEL-SABO  Composer, pianist, teacher Victoria is a published composer and was named “Composer …
Event

MacPhail Austin Piano Festival – Spotlight on Big Faz Concert

Date: Sun Oct 09 2022
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: Austin

Five musical offerings, including performances, and creative workshops will be presented from October 7-9, 2022. Performers VICTORIA EBEL-SABO  Composer, pianist, teacher Victoria is a published composer and was named “Composer …
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K-12 School Partnerships

MacPhail provides customized and innovative music education programs for K-12 schools. About K-12 School Partnerships Since 1989, MacPhail School Partnerships have enriched students’ lives by providing unrivaled in-person or live online …
Suzuki Talent Education
Lessons & Classes Category

Suzuki Talent Education

Suzuki Early Childhood Education Suzuki Early Childhood Education Classes are a weekly interactive experience for babies and toddlers with a parent from birth through age 3. Songs, rhymes, stories, and …
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Policies

MacPhail Policies Individual & Suzuki Instruction Fall and Spring Withdrawal Summer Withdrawal Classes, Ensembles, Prelude, & Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Fall and Spring WithdrawalA 100% refund will be given …
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Faculty

David Kozisek

Voice
At MacPhail, David teaches in the Voice Department and in Online School Partnerships. He is also the Assistant Director of the Giving Voice Chorus. David Kozisek, voice, joined the MacPhail …
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Faculty

Katrina Mundinger

Clarinet, Saxophone
Katrina Mundinger is a multi-instrumentalist whose focus is the clarinet. Trained classically, she earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern …
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Event, Performance

MacPhail Spotlight Series: A Tale of Three Cities

Date: Sat May 22 2021
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: MacPhail Live Online
Spotlight Series

This virtual MacPhail Spotlight Series concert showcases three cities from around the world and features two international MacPhail teaching artists, plus video capture from four different filmmakers collaborating remotely. A …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA)

Electronic Music Recording Arts at MacPhail How Do You Hear the World? MacPhail’s EMRA program delivers instruction in a wide range of skills, concepts, and techniques associated with contemporary music-making …
MacPhail Live Online - Fall 2023
Electronic Music / Recording Arts

Fall Electronic Music/Recording Arts (EMRA) Lessons – ONLINE

Electronic Music Recording Arts Offering electronic music options for all ages, beginner to advanced. Multitrack recording Electronic music production Mixing Mastering Beat making DJing Remixing Sound design Hip Hop production …
Tuition
$93.00
Faculty

Lana Lee

Music Therapist
Lana Lee is a board-certified Music Therapist in Music Therapy Department. She holds M.S. in Rehabilitation Science and M.A. in Music Therapy both from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and …
Minneapolis - Fall 2023
Electronic Music / Recording Arts

Fall Electronic Music/Recording Arts (EMRA) Lessons – MPLS

Electronic Music Recording Arts Offering electronic music options for all ages, beginner to advanced. Multitrack recording Electronic music production Mixing Mastering Beat making DJing Remixing Sound design Hip Hop production …
Tuition
$93.00
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Event

James Dillon and Friends at MacPhail

Date: Mon Feb 27 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Minneapolis

A special conversation presented by 113 Composers Collective & MacPhail's EMRA (Electronic Music Recording Arts) This special event will include excerpts and demonstrate unique performance techniques from some of the …
Event

Giving Voice Chorus: Songs We Love to Sing, Minneapolis

Date: Sat May 20 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis

Our Minneapolis chorus will be performing on Saturday, May 20th at 11am at MacPhail Center for Music in Antonello Hall. “Songs we Love to Sing,” is a retrospective of our …
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Faculty

Jeremy Hanson

Piano, Composition
Jeremy Hanson teaches individual and group piano, theory and composition.  He is also an instructor in MacPhail’s summer piano camps.  He began teaching piano in 1999 and joined MacPhail in 2004. He enjoys …
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Faculty

Gail Olszewski

Piano, Harpsichord
Gail Olszewski piano, harpsichord and chamber music instructor. There is no doubt that after 40+ years of teaching, Gail loves music so much, that her hope is to pass along …
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Faculty

Brent Platta

School Partnerships
Brent Platta has been teaching with the School Partnerships department at MacPhail since 2015. His previous experiences in music education include teaching instrumental music with Eden Prairie Schools in Eden …
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Faculty

Angela Crofoot

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®
Angela Crofoot has been a teacher in the Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® department for more than fifteen years. She teaches Music for Baby, Music for Preschoolers, and Music for …
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Faculty

Nora Paoli

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®, MacPhail Music for Life™
Nora Paoli joined the MacPhail faculty in 2006 as a teacher in the Sing Play Learn and Community Partnerships departments. In 2017 she joined the MacPhail Music for Life™ department. …
Performance

2021 Music Matters Luncheon

Date: Thu May 06 2021
Music Matters Luncheon

On May 6 MacPhail held its largest fundraising event of the year. Music Matters was a powerful and inspirational program that brought people together virtually to celebrate the transformational power …
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Giving

Give the Gift of Music At MacPhail, we care deeply about music. We believe that to live our fullest, richest lives, music is essential. As a nonprofit organization, your generosity …
Event

American String Quartet

Date: Fri Jul 14 2023
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Madeline Island Chamber Music
Madeline Island Chamber Music

Known for their luxurious sound, the internationally acclaimed American String Quartet continue to champion the music world with their performances of both traditional and groundbreaking repertoire. Having performed in all …
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Event

Kidsfest featuring The Bazillions

Date: Sat Sep 09 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Free Family Music Series

Join Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® for a fun-filled musical morning at Kidsfest! The day will include two rockin' Free Family Music Concerts by The Bazillions concerts in Antonello Hall, …
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Planned Giving

Planned Giving at MacPhail Your generosity and foresight can leave a legacy for decades to come, sharing music education opportunities and benefiting future students of MacPhail Center for Music. Donors …
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Performance

Music of Our Time

Date: Tue Aug 16 2022
Madeline Island Chamber Music

This thrilling concert from Madeline Island Chamber Music features diverse voices in classical music today. Outstanding musicians from the 2022 Fellowship String Quartet Program provide insights and demonstrations, in addition …
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Event, Performance

2023 Music Matters Luncheon

Date: Thu May 04 2023
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Minneapolis
Music Matters Luncheon

 Thank you for celebrating music learning with us at Music Matters 2023! Thank you to our 2023 Music Matters sponsors! Platinum Level Sponsors Gold Level Sponsors Silver Level Sponsors Bronze …
Faculty

Greg Byers

Bass (Double Bass/String Bass), Cello, Jazz
Greg Byers, M.M. uses his talents as a performer, composer, educator and producer to share the wisdom and beauty of great music with people of all backgrounds. His relationship with …
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Faculty

Krystal Stark

Voice
Krystal Stark is an educator, musician, and conductor whose philosophy is creating life-long music makers. She is the artistic director of Calliope Women's Chorus and teaches piano, violin, and voice …
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Lessons & Classes Category

Varsity Ensembles

MacPhail Center for Music’s Preeminent High School Music Ensembles for Talented & Highly Motivated Students MacPhail is pleased to announce the application and audition process for several high school student …
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