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McNally Smith News 2013

McNally Smith’s “Best Of 2013” Compilation Showcases Top Student-Made Music

December 28, 2013
McNally Smith is proud to announce the arrival its third annual “Best Of” compilation, which showcases the College’s finest student-created…

Emerging Artist Series in Full Swing: Catch McNally Smith’s Talented Ensembles at Music Venues Across the Twin Cities

November 20, 2013
You’ve seem them on campus — now see them perform on stages all over Minneapolis and St. Paul! The Fall 2013 Emerging…

McNally Smith Partners with GRAMMY Foundation® to Present GRAMMY Camp® 2014 in St. Paul, MN

November 14, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to announce its partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation® to present GRAMMY Camp® —…

Charles Lazarus, Accomplished Minnesota Orchestra Trumpet Player, Joins McNally Smith College of Music Faculty

November 12, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is pleased to announce the addition of Charles Lazarus to the College’s Brass and Woodwinds…

McNally Smith Named Host Venue & Educational Partner for 14th Annual Sound Unseen Film Festival, Nov. 13–17

October 30, 2013
McNally Smith is honored to be chosen as a Host Venue and Educational Partner for the 14th Annual Sound Unseen Film…

Accomplished Singer/Songwriter Michael Johnson Joins McNally Smith Faculty

October 14, 2013
McNally Smith is pleased to announce that accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist Michael Johnson has joined the school’s Composition and Songwriting faculty.…

Line-Up for 2013–14 Sound Bite Series Revealed – New Season Blasts Off Oct. 7th w/ Alt Hip-Hop Hero Astronautalis

September 24, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music announced today the line-up for a third installment of the Sound Bite Series — the…

Line-Up for 2013–14 Season of “Live at Five” Announced – Charlie Christenson Set to Kick Off Series on Oct. 1st

September 19, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music has unveiled the line-up for a fifth installment of Live at Five — an on-campus concert…

Area Musicians to Participate in “Dissonance: Mental Health and Music” Conversation/Concert Event at McNally Smith

September 4, 2013
In observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, McNally Smith College of Music presents a special conversation/concert entitled Dissonance: Mental Health and…

McNally Smith Taps Eclectic Mix of Talent For Free Lowertown Guitar Festival

August 1, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is honored to host the first-ever Lowertown Guitar Festival — a free day of live music happening Saturday, August 10th 2013 in Mears…

McNally Smith Announces Two-Year Tuition Freeze

July 31, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music announced today that it will freeze tuition for the next two years. Effective immediately, the…

McNally Smith to Host Weekend Workshops for Second Annual MN Music Summit Festival

June 3, 2013
Minnesota music fans rejoice! The MN Music Summit returns to downtown Saint Paul this week, and McNally Smith College of…

MSCM Faculty Member J. Anthony Allen Appointed to American Composers Forum Board of Directors

May 21, 2013
The already robust resume belonging to Twin Cities-based composer, musician, and educator J. Anthony Allen just got even more impressive.…

US State Dept Sending MSCM Faculty Member Toki Wright to Sierra Leone to Promote Positivity of Hip-Hop

April 19, 2013
Rhymesayers Entertainment recording artist and McNally Smith College of Music faculty member Toki Wright will be travelling to Sierra Leone May 6–18 as…

Renowned Jazz Drummer Francisco Mela Visiting McNally Smith April 18–20 to Conduct Clinics, Masterclasses and More

April 16, 2013
Francisco Mela is one ambitious cat. The Cuban-born drummer arrived in the United States in the early 2000s to study…

Kickstarter Co-founder Yancey Strickler to Give Keynote Speech at McNally Smith’s Spring Commencement

April 16, 2013
Spring has (almost) sprung in the Twin Cities, which means that graduation is just around the corner for several McNally…

McNally Smith Announces 2013–14 Scholarship Recipients

April 15, 2013
Every year, McNally Smith College of Music awards a select number of current and incoming student scholarships based on specific…

McNally Smith to Host 2013 SEAMUS National Conference April 18-20

April 12, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is extremely honored to play host to the 28th National Conference for  the Society For…

Next Week: MSCM Vocal Ensembles Present the 2013 Sing Out! Spring Concert

April 10, 2013
The 2013 Emerging Artist Series is in full swing for spring, and McNally Smith’s talented ensembles are playing playing gigs…

McNally Smith to Host Video Game Composing Conference April 13–14

April 9, 2013
Video game scoring has grown in breadth and complexity in the last decade. Today’s gaming music involves highly creative composers,…

McNally Smith’s Emerging Artist Series in Full Swing for Spring

April 4, 2013
You’ve seem them on campus—now see them perform on stages all over town! During the first couple weeks of April, McNally…

McNally Smith Presents Eclectic Strings Day 2013

April 3, 2013
Got a thing for strings? Then we’ve got just the event for you! Eclectic Strings Day 2013 takes place this Saturday,…

McNally Smith’s Musical Theatre Ensemble Presents: Oklahoma!

March 22, 2013
Winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Oklahoma! is the classic American musical that launched the songwriting collaboration of…

McNally Smith Alum and Producer/Guitarist Extraordinaire Lance Conrad to Guest Deejay the Speakeasy

March 21, 2013
Spring certainly hasn’t sprung thus far in the Twin Cities, so it looks like it’s up to McNally Smith‘s Speakeasy and guest…

Live at Five Season Series Culminates with Keyboard Department Head Sean Turner on Tuesday, March 26th

March 20, 2013
The Live at Five concert series is closing out its 2012–13 season with a bang! On Tuesday, March 26th, keyboardist/composer extraordinaire Sean Turner (McNally Smith’s keyboard…

ATTN Students: Submit Your Original Song for McNally Smith’s Best of 2013 Compilation — Deadline is May 1st

March 8, 2013
Want your work to represent the very best that our college has to offer? Submit your original song for entry…

Upcoming Exclusive Appearance from Peter Wolf Crier to Cap Stellar 2012-13 Season for Sound Bite Series

March 7, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is extremely honored to be hosting an increasingly rare Peter Wolf Crier appearance on Thursday, March…

Apply Now! Deadline for McNally Smith Scholarship Applications is Friday, March 1st

February 25, 2013
DEADLINE FOR MCNALLY SMITH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: Friday, March 1st, 2013.  Current and prospective students of McNally Smith College of Music: Applications are…

MSCM Brass & Woodwinds Faculty Set to Lead Free, Open to Public Concert

February 21, 2013
Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see and hear an all-star ensemble of McNally Smith College of Music…

Jazz Violin Great and McNally Smith Strings Department Head Randy Sabien to Headline ASTA 2013

February 20, 2013
Jazz violin master and McNally Smith Stings Department Head Randy Sabien will headline this year’s American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference in Providence,…

Guest Lecture: Beats by Dre’s Drew Bach To Speak on Campus

February 18, 2013
Event Details Tuesday, February 19th Time: 4pm Location: Room 224 (McNally Smith, 2nd Floor) Topics covered: The Story of Beats: The brand,…

February 15th Declared “Jack McNally Day” in Twin Cities

February 15, 2013
The mayors of both Minneapolis and St. Paul have both proclaimed Friday, February 15, 2013, to be “Jack McNally Day!”…

McNally Smith to Host Exclusive, Intimate Conversation With Critically Acclaimed Composer and Musicians

February 15, 2013
McNally Smith prides itself on being one of the nation’s preeminent contemporary music colleges, though it’s been known to flex…

McNally Smith Co-Founder “Takes Time” to Deliver Debut Album, Plans Release/Benefit Concert for Friday, February 15

February 11, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music co-founder Jack McNally is finally ready to celebrate the release of his first proper studio album.…

McNally Smith Hires Chief Financial Officer Jakki Edwards

February 5, 2013
It’s no secret that these are trying economic times for institutions of higher education. Thankfully for the students, faculty and employees…

Rhymesayers’ Artist Toki Wright Kicks Off McNally Smith’s 2013 Live at Five Faculty Concert Series

January 31, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music’s Live at Five concert series is kicking off its 2013 programming with a bang. And so…

Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013 Returns to St. Paul

January 23, 2013
Over 90,000 fans are expected to invade St. Paul this weekend for the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships 2013.…

McNally Smith’s 2nd Annual Deepwinter Bonfire:
an Evening of Artistic Variety, Spontaneity & Collaboration

January 18, 2013
The dead of a Minnesota winter can take its toll on the human spirit. Yet these long, frigid nights can…

City Pages’ Reed Fischer Kicks Off 2013 Speakeasy Series

January 17, 2013
Friday, January 18 marks McNally Smith’s inaugural 2013 Speakeasy get together, featuring City Pages‘ music editor Reed Fischer as guest deejay! Few folks possess greater intimate knowledge…

Gritty Hip-Hop Duo Kill The Vultures Swoop into McNally Smith for First Sound Bite Concert of 2013

January 17, 2013
Spring Semester is in full swing, and with it comes the return of the Sound Bite Series! Things are about…

McNally Smith’s Speakeasy Series Returns for 2013

January 7, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is excited to announce the return of the Speakeasy Series following its successful inaugural run in…

Eva Beneke Appears on Legendary Classical Music Radio Program “Performance Today”

January 2, 2013
Congratulations to McNally Smith guitar faculty member Eva Beneke for her recent appearance on American Public Media’s “Performance Today!” A bastion of…