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At McNally Smith College of Music, you’ll explore your passion for music at a world-class institution — one with an innovative, hands-on curriculum that immerses you in today’s technology, nurtures your unique vision and develops your talent. Can you picture yourself here with us?

Find the Program that's Right for You

The best way to begin the admission process is to request info about McNally Smith. Please visit our Admissions Procedures page for additional information on how to get started.

Got questions?

Contact us by email ( or telephone (1-800-594-9500) to speak to a member of our admissions team.

PSEO Program

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a statewide program that allows high school seniors to earn college credit while completing high school requirements. The PSEO program is a free option for Twin Cities-area high school students to get a college education in contemporary music. Visit the PSEO page to learn more.

Select Classes Now Open For Observation

How would you like to try out a day in the life at McNally Smith? The following classes are open for prospective students to sit in and observe. See a list of available classes here.

When should I apply?

Bachelors, Associate, and Diploma Program Applicants:
The Admissions Office is accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2016. Read through the procedures and you can start filling out the online application right away!

McNally Smith Audition Guidelines:

Visit the Auditions page to find out more about auditioning for the degrees and programs at McNally Smith.