McNally Smith College of Music


Whether your student is just beginning his or her life in music, or has been active for years, McNally Smith is here to help you.

Is your student considering a life in music? Visit our Admissions office to begin learning about the process of enrollment at McNally Smith, or read about Financial Aid options for music students. You can also visit Career Services to see the many, diverse paths a life in music can take.

If you are a parent of a current student, check out you may be interested in Student Life at McNally Smith, which includes Housing & Dining, Student Organizations, Student Employment, and other services.

Parent Services can be found within the Office of Student Affairs.


Parent Orientation:

We will be hosting a Parent Orientation on Sunday, August 31 2014 to address topics of interest to parents. Parents are encouraged to attend this orientation to familiarize themselves with the College and to learn how we support our students. While New Student Orientation is required, the Parent Orientation is entirely optional.

Unable to attend Parent Orientation? We are happy to mail you a copy of the Parent Orientation Handbook and include you in our periodic parent emails. Just as the New Student Orientation is geared for the new students, Parent Orientation is geared for the parents or guardians of the new students. There is no need for your student to attend the Parent Orientation.

Parent Orientation
Sunday, August 31, 2014 — 1:30–5:00pm
1:30–2:00 — Check-in, refreshments, self-guided tours
2:00–4:00 — Welcome to McNally Smith! 

  • Our community 
  • College policies
  • Adjusting to college
  • Making a life in music

4:00-5:00 Information tables, Q&A, self-guided tours

In order for us to be able to properly serve you, we would be grateful if you could email or call us at 651-361-3425 with the following information:

  • Your student’s name
  • Number and names of those attending
  • Accommodation/accessibility needs
  • Email address(es) that periodic Parent newsletters can be sent
  • If you cannot attend, please let us know and we will forward you the Parent Orientation Handbook.


Metered on-street parking is available around the school at a rate of 1-2$ per hour depending on where you park. There are also two parking ramps each within a block of the main 19 Exchange St. building:  7A Municipal Ramp at 13 W. Exchange St. and World Trade Center Ramp, 477 Cedar St.

On behalf of the Office of Student Affairs and the rest of the college, we are looking forward to connecting with you at the Parent Orientation!