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McNally Smith News 2014

Arranging Music for NBC’s The Voice: Behind the Scenes with Composition Faculty Member Adi Yeshaya

December 18, 2014
To the 12 million people who tune in each week to NBC’s The Voice, the main focus is on the…

McNally Smith Campus Holiday Hours

December 16, 2014
Happy Holidays from McNally Smith College of Music! See below for special campus hours over the holiday season/semester break. Please note that…

McNally Smith Named One of “The 20 Best Music Conservatories in the U.S.” by TheBestSchools.org

October 23, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music was recently named one of “The 20 Best Music Conservatories in the U.S.” by TheBestSchools.org, joining an elite…

McNally Smith Presents “Dissonance: A Concert and Conversation Focusing On Creativity and Mental Health,” Hosted by 89.3 The Current and MPR’s Healthy States

September 29, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music, 89.3 The Current, and MPR’s Healthy States present a special concert and conversation entitled “Dissonance:…

McNally Smith College of Music Bolsters Commitment to Future Music Professionals with Premier Scholarship Program

September 22, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music announced today the details of its 2015 Premier Scholarship — a merit-based financial aid program that…

McNally Smith Announces Line-up for 2014–15 Live at Five Concert Series, Featuring Guitarist Greg Koch and More

September 17, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music announced the line-up for its sixth installment of Live at Five — a concert series featuring intimate performances…

Renowned Clinician Greg Koch Joins McNally Smith’s Guitar Performance Faculty

September 12, 2014
McNally Smith is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Koch to its Guitar Performance faculty. An in-demand artist, clinician…

Her Campus Names McNally Smith One of the Top 10 “Most Beyoncé Colleges” in the Country

September 4, 2014
Move over all you colleges in the rankings of U.S. News & World Report: McNally Smith College of Music is…

McNally Smith’s 2nd Annual Lowertown Guitar Festival Draws Over 4,000 Music Fans to Downtown St. Paul

August 14, 2014
On Saturday, August 9th, McNally Smith College of Music hosted its 2nd Annual Lowertown Guitar Festival. Doubling last year’s attendance, the…

McNally Smith and SAE Partner on Combined Study Options and Credit Transfer Initiatives for Aspiring Music/Audio Professionals

August 7, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music has entered into an articulation agreement with SAE Institute, a premier provider of creative media education with nine…

McNally Smith to Host Second Annual Lowertown Guitar Festival Saturday, August 9th in Mears Park Downtown St. Paul

July 8, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music is honored to host the second annual Lowertown Guitar Festival — a free day of…

Renowned Deejay and Rhymesayers Recording Artist BK-One Taps McNally Smith Students for Special Collaboration

June 26, 2014
When renowned DJ and Rhymesayers Entertainment recording artist Brendan Kelly (aka BK-One) visited McNally Smith College of Music to perform at…

McNally Smith College of Music to Host Free Clinics Featuring Jazz Legends Branford Marsalis and Joe Krown

June 18, 2014
Coinciding with this weekend’s 16th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival, McNally Smith College of Music is honored to host a…

McNally Smith and Schmitt Music Partner to Award Shell Lake Summer Camp Scholarships to Minnesota Teens

June 10, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music and Schmitt Music have partnered to award a pair of talented Minnesota teens — Maya Garcia (16) of Bloomington and Daniel Christian (17)…

Midwest’s First-Ever GRAMMY Camp® Kicks off Friday, June 13 at McNally Smith College of Music

June 9, 2014
Thirty-five talented teenage musicians from across the nation (including four from the Twin Cities metro area), will flock to McNally Smith…

Accomplished Trumpet Player Adam Meckler Joins McNally Smith Brass and Woodwinds Faculty

May 22, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music is excited to announce the addition of Adam Meckler to its Brass and Woodwinds faculty.…

McNally Smith College of Music Announces 2014–15 Scholarship Recipients

May 1, 2014
Every year, McNally Smith College of Music awards a select number of merit-based scholarships to current and incoming students who show…

McNally Smith Alums/Secret Stash Records Co-Founders Featured on “MN Original” Documentary

April 18, 2014
McNally Smith alums and Secret Stash Records co-founders Eric Foss and Cory Wong are featured in the latest episode of…

Youngblood Brass Band Leads Workshops at McNally Smith, Students to Support Band at May 8 Concert

April 1, 2014
Internationally renowned “riot jazz” ensemble Youngblood Brass Band kicked off its month-long spring tour on Monday, April 14 with an appearance…

McNally Smith and Red Wing’s Southeast Technical College Partner to Offer Flexible Degrees and Prepare Students for New Music Careers

March 20, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music and Minnesota State College Southeast Technical (Red Wing) have entered into a mutual agreement that allows…

McNally Smith Announces 6th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival, Feat. Grammy-Award Winning Special Guests, New York Voices

February 28, 2014
McNally Smith  is pleased to present its 6th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 15 — featuring special guest…

McNally Smith College of Music Announces Schedule for 2014 Summer Workshops, Special Early Bird Pricing Thru April 11

February 19, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music announced today the schedule for its 2014 Summer Workshops, taking place on the school’s downtown…

Audition Date Added – Friday, Feb. 14th

February 10, 2014
Due to high demand, McNally Smith College of Music has announced an additional Open Audition date for prospective Music Performance…

New Founders Grant Advances McNally Smith’s Commitment to Reduce Tuition, Support Aspiring Music Professionals

February 3, 2014
McNally Smith College of Music announced today the details of its new Founders Grant — a need-based financial aid program that…