MacPhail Center for Music - Austin, MN

MacPhail Center for Music - Austin, MN MacPhail Center for Music - Austin, shares news and information about MacPhail's work in music learning and accessibility in the Austin, MN, community.

MacPhail Center for Music is a non-profit organization committed to transforming lives and communities through music education. Each year, MacPhail opens its doors to thousands of students offering programming for all ages and abilities, at locations in Minneapolis, White Bear Lake, Austin, Apple Valley and Chanhassen, Online, as well as 127 community partnerships across the Twin Cities metro area. MacPhail has a 110-year history of excellence, promoting life-long learning and building long-term relationships between students and teachers. This page is dedicated to the work being done in Austin, MN, that ranges from individual lessons and group classes at Riverland Community College to partnerships with Austin Public Schools and other Austin-based organizations and entities to help create robust music programs to meet the goals of the community. The Hormel Foundation has played a key role in the invitation and establishment of MacPhail in Austin.

Mission: To transform lives and strengthen communities through exceptional music learning experiences that inspire.

Operating as usual

#WednesdayWisdom from Louis Armstrong. #KeepPlayingMusic
09/23/2020

#WednesdayWisdom from Louis Armstrong. #KeepPlayingMusic

What an amazing gift it is to be a part of this powerful team of musicians!  Thank you Hormel Foundation for your suppor...
08/15/2020

What an amazing gift it is to be a part of this powerful team of musicians! Thank you Hormel Foundation for your support of the entire community. Thank you Austin Public Schools for sharing this journey and allowing us to come along side your fabulous programs. We make an amazing team!

Givens Violins will be visiting Austin on August 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. They will be bringing ...
08/11/2020

Givens Violins will be visiting Austin on August 24 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home. They will be bringing instruments upon request for whomever may want to try an upgrade or upsized violin, viola or cello or their bows. Andrew Dipper will be available to offer free check-ups for instruments and bows. This is a process that entails checking all glue seams, bridge position and other factors that influence playability and quality of sound.

By appointment only, to reserve your space, contact [email protected] or 612/375-0708 x114. Givens Violins will be following MDH recommendations, asking guests to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer.

Claire Givens Violins, Inc.

There are still spaces in our Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Virtual Songwriting and Beginning Ukulele camps, which star...
07/31/2020
Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® - MacPhail Center for Music

There are still spaces in our Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Virtual Songwriting and Beginning Ukulele camps, which start on Monday and can be taken remotely from Austin. Learn more at the link below!

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® Online Early Childhood Music Classes Encourages Creativity. Explores Musical Concepts. Promotes Bonding. The same high quality early childhood music education built and strengthened over 50 years’ experience — now offered online! Weekly Live Classes via Zoom with ...

#WednesdayWisdom from the great Yo-Yo Ma.
07/29/2020

#WednesdayWisdom from the great Yo-Yo Ma.

The beautiful music created by our students and faculty is the essence of our community—and it is more important now tha...
07/24/2020

The beautiful music created by our students and faculty is the essence of our community—and it is more important now than ever before.

We are committed to keeping you safe so that you can keep the music playing. You can read our Fall Semester Plan and Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.macphail.org/coronavirus/

Wise words from the First Lady of Song. ✨
07/22/2020

Wise words from the First Lady of Song. ✨

#WednesdayWisdom from the Piano Man, reminding us why we do what we do. 🧡
07/15/2020

#WednesdayWisdom from the Piano Man, reminding us why we do what we do. 🧡

Thank you to the Star Tribune for shouting out our Live Online music lessons as a Pandemic Past Time! With our fantastic...
07/13/2020
Which pandemic pastimes have staying power?

Thank you to the Star Tribune for shouting out our Live Online music lessons as a Pandemic Past Time! With our fantastic faculty, we imagine music is something that you'll want to stick with long after these difficult times.

Our guide to the most interesting, fun and productive ways we've been spending our time.

Amidst these challenging times, we are seeing many indicators that music endures. 💜 Have you picked up a new instrument ...
07/09/2020
Concerts Disappeared. Piano Sales Survived.

Amidst these challenging times, we are seeing many indicators that music endures. 💜 Have you picked up a new instrument or learned a new piece? Let us know - we love to hear it.

With their showrooms closed this spring, instrument dealers around the country report surprise at the robust numbers.

During these unusual times, many find ourselves experiencing cabin fever in the summertime. Music is fun, engaging and c...
07/08/2020

During these unusual times, many find ourselves experiencing cabin fever in the summertime. Music is fun, engaging and can motivate even the most stir-crazy kids. A tip from our Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® department is to create a sound lab in the backyard or while on a walk around the block. Read their other easy and fun activities at https://www.macphail.org/three-easy-ways-to-beat-cabin-fever-with-music/

Do you take orchestra, band, or choir at I.J. Holton, or is it something you would be interested in? Take their survey a...
05/22/2020

Do you take orchestra, band, or choir at I.J. Holton, or is it something you would be interested in? Take their survey about their offerings to help them learn more:
https://bit.ly/holtonmusic

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and while MacPhail's teaching artists do incredible work every week, we're so impressed ...
05/08/2020

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and while MacPhail's teaching artists do incredible work every week, we're so impressed with the ways they've gone above and beyond to teach MacPhail Live Online and eLearning. Thank you! 👏🌻

This is so exciting! We are thrilled.
05/01/2020

This is so exciting! We are thrilled.

Things are really starting to take shape at the Austin High School (Minnesota) Annex! This project is a beautiful example of what happens when communities work together. This new annex will benefit students and communities across southern Minnesota for years to come. Austin Public Schools MacPhail Center for Music Hormel Foundation

We hope everyone is hanging in there and glad you are still finding ways to respond to music. #WednesdayWisdom
04/29/2020

We hope everyone is hanging in there and glad you are still finding ways to respond to music. #WednesdayWisdom

MacPhail Mission: Transforming lives and strengthening communities through exceptional music learning experiences that i...
03/18/2020

MacPhail Mission: Transforming lives and strengthening communities through exceptional music learning experiences that inspire.

The faculty at MacPhail is quite inspiring. Today our strings teacher, Sue Radloff embraced technology and showered her students with her dedication!

Join us this Saturday, February 8 for Hormel Historic Home History for Half Pints featuring the MacPhail Percussion Ense...
02/05/2020

Join us this Saturday, February 8 for Hormel Historic Home History for Half Pints featuring the MacPhail Percussion Ensemble!

Doors open at 10 a.m.
Interactive Music at 10:30
Go on a musical scavenger hunt of the Hormel Historic Home before and after the show
$2 per child ~ Free for HHH members
Register at https://www.hormelhistorichome.org/calendartickets.html, but walk-ins welcome

Congratulations to Grant Sharstrom, MacPhail Austin guitar teacher and your students on a fantastic first performance!
01/25/2020

Congratulations to Grant Sharstrom, MacPhail Austin guitar teacher and your students on a fantastic first performance!

MacPhail—Austin will be closed from December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020 in observance of the winter holiday. Have a wond...
12/20/2019

MacPhail—Austin will be closed from December 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020 in observance of the winter holiday. Have a wonderful break and we'll see you in the new year!

Join us for the winter session of Music for Families! This multi-age experience promotes music awareness and appreciatio...
12/05/2019

Join us for the winter session of Music for Families! This multi-age experience promotes music awareness and appreciation through various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes and meets the varied needs of each child. Register now at www.macphail.org/austin/sing-play-learn/ or call us at 507-396-6730.

Our studios are closed but our hearts are full. As you take a pause today and enjoy a well-deserved break, please know h...
11/28/2019

Our studios are closed but our hearts are full. As you take a pause today and enjoy a well-deserved break, please know how grateful we are for you. We thank all the faculty, staff, students, donors and the musical community that makes MacPhail’s world go ‘round. Happy Thanksgiving.

11/26/2019

Do to the prediction of inclement weather, Riverland will close this evening at 6pm and remain closed until Friday. MacPhail Austin will also close at 6pm this evening and remain closed tomorrow. Thank you, have a safe Thanksgiving.

It was a great performance of MacPhail Spotlight Series: Roaring Twenties at the Paramount! Thank you for coming!
10/22/2019

It was a great performance of MacPhail Spotlight Series: Roaring Twenties at the Paramount! Thank you for coming!

Join Bobby Z and other guests for a concert benefitting the Austin High School Music Program: Tomorrow, 8/21, 7:00 p.m. ...
08/20/2019

Join Bobby Z and other guests for a concert benefitting the Austin High School Music Program: Tomorrow, 8/21, 7:00 p.m. at the Hormel Historic Home.

Bobby Z will discuss building the Revolution with Prince giving students a sense of going from high school student to Grammy award-winning artist. Also performing are Austin High School students and alumni in a reunion of the Austinaires, a select choral group started by Richard Larson in 1960. Mr. Larson is the former conductor of the Austin Symphony.

This concert in memory of Blair Lawhead, hosted by his family. Blair, a Broadway violinist and member of the Austin High School Music Hall of Fame, envisioned a collaboration between AHS Music students and alumni. This collaboration will strengthen with the new AHS-MacPhail Music facility.

We are so excited for our new MacPhail--Austin space! The Austin Daily Herald gives us an update on the progress.
07/30/2019
Annex on track; MacPhail project continues progress, choir room anticipated to be completed by the start of school year - Austin Daily Herald

We are so excited for our new MacPhail--Austin space! The Austin Daily Herald gives us an update on the progress.

Soon, Austin High School will be singing sweet music this fall. The $14.5 million MacPhail project has been undergoing some major progress during the summer. Despite severe weather impacting much of southeast Minnesota during the last month, the construction inside the new choir room is still expect...

Join us tomorrow for this FREE MacPhail Music for Life™ event, Explore a New Instrument! Adults will meet with our MacPh...
05/20/2019

Join us tomorrow for this FREE MacPhail Music for Life™ event, Explore a New Instrument! Adults will meet with our MacPhail band and orchestra directors to try out instruments. To spice up the event, we'll partner with IJ Holton Intermediate school students who began less than a year ago on their instruments. The directors and students will lead you to your new found love of an instrument!

Register here: https://www.macphail.org/courses/?id=14717

Tomorrow! Join us for our MacPhail Music for Life™ class, Musical Pipes! We'll tour Austin's beloved organs, learning th...
05/13/2019

Tomorrow! Join us for our MacPhail Music for Life™ class, Musical Pipes! We'll tour Austin's beloved organs, learning the history, similarities and differences of three organs while enjoying their beautiful sounds. Class 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch provided. Register here: https://www.macphail.org/courses/?id=14716

MacPhail Center for Music - Austin, MN
04/22/2019

MacPhail Center for Music - Austin, MN

MacPhail Music for Life™, our interactive music education program for adults 55+, is coming to Austin! Join us for the Spring Sing! on April 29 with instructors Sonia Larson and Grant Sharstrom.

To register, please visit macphail.org/for-adults/macphail-music-for-life/class-offerings/ or call 507-396-6719.

04/11/2019

The MacPhail Showcase Concert this evening is cancelled. We are still open for lessons.

MacPhail Music for Life™, our interactive music education program for adults 55+, is coming to Austin! Join us for the S...
04/10/2019

MacPhail Music for Life™, our interactive music education program for adults 55+, is coming to Austin! Join us for the Spring Sing! on April 29 with instructors Sonia Larson and Grant Sharstrom.

To register, please visit macphail.org/for-adults/macphail-music-for-life/class-offerings/ or call 507-396-6719.

Address

205 4th Street NW, Suite B
Austin, MN
55912

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MacPhail Center for Music is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 15:00 - 20:00
Thursday 15:00 - 20:00
Friday 15:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00

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(507) 396-6730

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