Develop your talent and gain the real-world skills to turn your passion into
a career in the music, media, audio and entertainment industries

    Why Our Students Choose McNally Smith:
  • Career-focused

    Our programs give you the skills necessary for
    a career in
    music through a combined focus on
    artistry, technology
    and entrepreneurship.

  • Learn from the best

    Study with Billboard chart toppers, Grammy Award

    nominees, Broadway veterans, industry executives

    and more.

  • Access to top facilities

    Learn and work in our 11
    top-flight recording studios

    3 premium performance venues.

  • Industry connections

    Get in on exclusive internship and networking


  • Location and opportunities

    Our campus is directly plugged in to the world-class
    and arts scene of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

  • Affordable

    More than 95% of our students receive financial aid.

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Choose From A Wide Range Of Program & Degree Options

Music Performance
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  • Bachelor of Music in Performance
  • Associate of Applied Science in Music
  • Diploma in Music Performance
Composition & Songwriting
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  • Bachelor of Music in Composition

    - Instrumental
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition

    - Songwriting
Music Business
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Business
  • Associate of Applied Science in

    Music Business
Music Production
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  • Bachelor of Science in Music
    (Music Producer)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Music Production
  • Associate of Applied Science in Audio Engineering
  • Diploma in Live Sound
  • Diploma in Recording Engineer
  • Diploma in Hip-Hop Studies

Whether you know exactly what you'd like to study, or you're looking to explore your
options, we can help you find the right degree program to meet your goals.

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What Our Graduates Are Saying

"I used to think I'd either be an artist on tour, or I'd be an engineer recording other bands. My view of the industry opened up when I started at McNally Smith and found out about composing and licensing. That excited me - I was able to combine my technical skills with my creativity. And I use the entrepreneurial part of my brain every day working with Anthem Falls Music - networking and building the website and doing social media."

Chris Bartels - Music Production '12

Financial Aid

McNally Smith is committed to nurturing and developing future music makers and creative media professionals. We do everything we can to make our unique educational experience accessible and affordable to all students. On average, we award more than
$2 million in College-funded aid
, and more than 95% of our students receive financial assistance to help cover their educational costs.

Our Financial Aid Office helps students and their families manage the cost of a quality education through a variety of options - including need-based grants, scholarships and loans available through federal, state and private sources. Our staff provides you with guidance every step of the way to help you find the resources you need to help finance your McNally Smith education.

"More than 95% of our
students receive financial
aid to help cover educational

For nearly 30 years McNally Smith has been helping students build contemporary careers
in music. Request more information to learn how you can make it happen.

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