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Whether your student is just beginning their life in music, or has been active for years, McNally Smith is here to support 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 McNally Smith students. You can also visit Career Services to see the many diverse paths a life in music can take.

Perhaps you are interested in the life of a McNally Smith student. Check out student life at McNally Smith by going to Student Affairs, which includes Housing & DiningStudent OrganizationsStudent Employment, Disability Services, Counseling, and more.

Parent Services can be found within the Office of Student Affairs. If you wish to receive the weekly Student Newsletter or other notifications from Student Affairs, please send an email to with your name & your student’s name. Put in the subject line: Newsletter. You can also email us or call us at 651-361-3425 with questions, comments, or concerns.

Parent & Family Orientation

We offer an optional Parent Orientation on Day 1 of the Fall New Student Orientation (Wednesday, August 30 – 9:00am–12:30pm). Parents can arrive with their students and they can sit together for the first presentation of the day. When the students leave to do their programming, parents have the opportunity to get a glimpse of some of the topics their students will be learning. There is also a very informative presentation by Scott LeGere, Music Business Department Head.

We ask that parents please email to RSVP your planned attendance at the Parent Orientation. Please let us know your name(s), how many will be in attendance (so we can prepare materials & box lunches), and give us your student’s name. We appreciate it!


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 & Family Orientation!