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McNally Smith College of Music Announces 2015–16 Scholarship Recipients

May 8, 2015
Every year, McNally Smith College of Music awards a select number of merit-based scholarships to current and incoming students who show outstanding…

McNally Smith Announces Program Changes to Emphasize Career Readiness

April 27, 2015
Beginning Fall 2015, McNally Smith will enter its 30th year — a milestone that will be marked by the introduction of…

McNally Smith Announces 2015 Vocal Jazz Festival – Featuring Special Guest Artists Five By Design

February 12, 2015
McNally Smith College of Music is pleased to present its 7th Annual Vocal Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 7th —…

McNally Smith Increases Founders Grant Funding for 2015, Bolsters Commitment to Help Aspiring Music Professionals Pay for College

January 7, 2015
McNally Smith College of Music announced today a 10% increase in funding for its 2015 Founders Grant — a need-based financial…

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…

McNally Smith’s “Best Of 2013” Compilation Showcases Top Student-Made Music

December 28, 2013
McNally Smith is proud to announce the arrival its third annual “Best Of” compilation, which showcases the College’s finest student-created…

Emerging Artist Series in Full Swing: Catch McNally Smith’s Talented Ensembles at Music Venues Across the Twin Cities

November 20, 2013
You’ve seem them on campus — now see them perform on stages all over Minneapolis and St. Paul! The Fall 2013 Emerging…

McNally Smith Partners with GRAMMY Foundation® to Present GRAMMY Camp® 2014 in St. Paul, MN

November 14, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to announce its partnership with the GRAMMY Foundation® to present GRAMMY Camp® —…

Charles Lazarus, Accomplished Minnesota Orchestra Trumpet Player, Joins McNally Smith College of Music Faculty

November 12, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is pleased to announce the addition of Charles Lazarus to the College’s Brass and Woodwinds…

McNally Smith Named Host Venue & Educational Partner for 14th Annual Sound Unseen Film Festival, Nov. 13–17

October 30, 2013
McNally Smith is honored to be chosen as a Host Venue and Educational Partner for the 14th Annual Sound Unseen Film…

Accomplished Singer/Songwriter Michael Johnson Joins McNally Smith Faculty

October 14, 2013
McNally Smith is pleased to announce that accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist Michael Johnson has joined the school’s Composition and Songwriting faculty.…

Line-Up for 2013–14 Sound Bite Series Revealed – New Season Blasts Off Oct. 7th w/ Alt Hip-Hop Hero Astronautalis

September 24, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music announced today the line-up for a third installment of the Sound Bite Series — the…

Line-Up for 2013–14 Season of “Live at Five” Announced – Charlie Christenson Set to Kick Off Series on Oct. 1st

September 19, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music has unveiled the line-up for a fifth installment of Live at Five — an on-campus concert…

Area Musicians to Participate in “Dissonance: Mental Health and Music” Conversation/Concert Event at McNally Smith

September 4, 2013
In observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, McNally Smith College of Music presents a special conversation/concert entitled Dissonance: Mental Health and…

McNally Smith Taps Eclectic Mix of Talent For Free Lowertown Guitar Festival

August 1, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is honored to host the first-ever Lowertown Guitar Festival — a free day of live music happening Saturday, August 10th 2013 in Mears…

McNally Smith Announces Two-Year Tuition Freeze

July 31, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music announced today that it will freeze tuition for the next two years. Effective immediately, the…

McNally Smith to Host Weekend Workshops for Second Annual MN Music Summit Festival

June 3, 2013
Minnesota music fans rejoice! The MN Music Summit returns to downtown Saint Paul this week, and McNally Smith College of…

MSCM Faculty Member J. Anthony Allen Appointed to American Composers Forum Board of Directors

May 21, 2013
The already robust resume belonging to Twin Cities-based composer, musician, and educator J. Anthony Allen just got even more impressive.…

US State Dept Sending MSCM Faculty Member Toki Wright to Sierra Leone to Promote Positivity of Hip-Hop

April 19, 2013
Rhymesayers Entertainment recording artist and McNally Smith College of Music faculty member Toki Wright will be travelling to Sierra Leone May 6–18 as…

Renowned Jazz Drummer Francisco Mela Visiting McNally Smith April 18–20 to Conduct Clinics, Masterclasses and More

April 16, 2013
Francisco Mela is one ambitious cat. The Cuban-born drummer arrived in the United States in the early 2000s to study…

Kickstarter Co-founder Yancey Strickler to Give Keynote Speech at McNally Smith’s Spring Commencement

April 16, 2013
Spring has (almost) sprung in the Twin Cities, which means that graduation is just around the corner for several McNally…

McNally Smith Announces 2013–14 Scholarship Recipients

April 15, 2013
Every year, McNally Smith College of Music awards a select number of current and incoming student scholarships based on specific…

McNally Smith to Host 2013 SEAMUS National Conference April 18-20

April 12, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is extremely honored to play host to the 28th National Conference for  the Society For…

Next Week: MSCM Vocal Ensembles Present the 2013 Sing Out! Spring Concert

April 10, 2013
The 2013 Emerging Artist Series is in full swing for spring, and McNally Smith’s talented ensembles are playing playing gigs…

McNally Smith to Host Video Game Composing Conference April 13–14

April 9, 2013
Video game scoring has grown in breadth and complexity in the last decade. Today’s gaming music involves highly creative composers,…

McNally Smith’s Emerging Artist Series in Full Swing for Spring

April 4, 2013
You’ve seem them on campus—now see them perform on stages all over town! During the first couple weeks of April, McNally…

McNally Smith Presents Eclectic Strings Day 2013

April 3, 2013
Got a thing for strings? Then we’ve got just the event for you! Eclectic Strings Day 2013 takes place this Saturday,…

McNally Smith’s Musical Theatre Ensemble Presents: Oklahoma!

March 22, 2013
Winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Oklahoma! is the classic American musical that launched the songwriting collaboration of…

McNally Smith Alum and Producer/Guitarist Extraordinaire Lance Conrad to Guest Deejay the Speakeasy

March 21, 2013
Spring certainly hasn’t sprung thus far in the Twin Cities, so it looks like it’s up to McNally Smith‘s Speakeasy and guest…

Live at Five Season Series Culminates with Keyboard Department Head Sean Turner on Tuesday, March 26th

March 20, 2013
The Live at Five concert series is closing out its 2012–13 season with a bang! On Tuesday, March 26th, keyboardist/composer extraordinaire Sean Turner (McNally Smith’s keyboard…

ATTN Students: Submit Your Original Song for McNally Smith’s Best of 2013 Compilation — Deadline is May 1st

March 8, 2013
Want your work to represent the very best that our college has to offer? Submit your original song for entry…

Upcoming Exclusive Appearance from Peter Wolf Crier to Cap Stellar 2012-13 Season for Sound Bite Series

March 7, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is extremely honored to be hosting an increasingly rare Peter Wolf Crier appearance on Thursday, March…

Apply Now! Deadline for McNally Smith Scholarship Applications is Friday, March 1st

February 25, 2013
DEADLINE FOR MCNALLY SMITH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: Friday, March 1st, 2013.  Current and prospective students of McNally Smith College of Music: Applications are…

MSCM Brass & Woodwinds Faculty Set to Lead Free, Open to Public Concert

February 21, 2013
Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to see and hear an all-star ensemble of McNally Smith College of Music…

Jazz Violin Great and McNally Smith Strings Department Head Randy Sabien to Headline ASTA 2013

February 20, 2013
Jazz violin master and McNally Smith Stings Department Head Randy Sabien will headline this year’s American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference in Providence,…

Guest Lecture: Beats by Dre’s Drew Bach To Speak on Campus

February 18, 2013
Event Details Tuesday, February 19th Time: 4pm Location: Room 224 (McNally Smith, 2nd Floor) Topics covered: The Story of Beats: The brand,…

February 15th Declared “Jack McNally Day” in Twin Cities

February 15, 2013
The mayors of both Minneapolis and St. Paul have both proclaimed Friday, February 15, 2013, to be “Jack McNally Day!”…

McNally Smith to Host Exclusive, Intimate Conversation With Critically Acclaimed Composer and Musicians

February 15, 2013
McNally Smith prides itself on being one of the nation’s preeminent contemporary music colleges, though it’s been known to flex…

McNally Smith Co-Founder “Takes Time” to Deliver Debut Album, Plans Release/Benefit Concert for Friday, February 15

February 11, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music co-founder Jack McNally is finally ready to celebrate the release of his first proper studio album.…

McNally Smith Hires Chief Financial Officer Jakki Edwards

February 5, 2013
It’s no secret that these are trying economic times for institutions of higher education. Thankfully for the students, faculty and employees…

Rhymesayers’ Artist Toki Wright Kicks Off McNally Smith’s 2013 Live at Five Faculty Concert Series

January 31, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music’s Live at Five concert series is kicking off its 2013 programming with a bang. And so…

Red Bull Crashed Ice 2013 Returns to St. Paul

January 23, 2013
Over 90,000 fans are expected to invade St. Paul this weekend for the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships 2013.…

McNally Smith’s 2nd Annual Deepwinter Bonfire:
an Evening of Artistic Variety, Spontaneity & Collaboration

January 18, 2013
The dead of a Minnesota winter can take its toll on the human spirit. Yet these long, frigid nights can…

City Pages’ Reed Fischer Kicks Off 2013 Speakeasy Series

January 17, 2013
Friday, January 18 marks McNally Smith’s inaugural 2013 Speakeasy get together, featuring City Pages‘ music editor Reed Fischer as guest deejay! Few folks possess greater intimate knowledge…

Gritty Hip-Hop Duo Kill The Vultures Swoop into McNally Smith for First Sound Bite Concert of 2013

January 17, 2013
Spring Semester is in full swing, and with it comes the return of the Sound Bite Series! Things are about…

McNally Smith’s Speakeasy Series Returns for 2013

January 7, 2013
McNally Smith College of Music is excited to announce the return of the Speakeasy Series following its successful inaugural run in…

Eva Beneke Appears on Legendary Classical Music Radio Program “Performance Today”

January 2, 2013
Congratulations to McNally Smith guitar faculty member Eva Beneke for her recent appearance on American Public Media’s “Performance Today!” A bastion of…

Winter Break Hours

December 19, 2012
Please note: Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 19th, McNally Smith will be open limited hours during Winter Break. Building hours are as…

Legendary Drummer Michael Bland to Hold Drum Clinic at McNally Smith This Friday

December 12, 2012
Named “The Best Drummer on the Planet” by the Star Tribune, monster drummer Michael Bland is best known for his…

New Classes at McNally Smith for Spring 2013

December 12, 2012
Discourse in Democracy - COM 250 (3 credits) Instructor: April Mitchell Students will engage in an in-depth examination of one issue in…

McNally Smith Teams with First Avenue, Vita.mn,
Radio K to Deliver Diverse College Music Showcase

November 27, 2012
In a show of support for area college musicians, McNally Smith is proud to partner with fellow Twin Cities tastemakers…

Emerging Artist Series Brings McNally Smith Students, Faculty and Ensembles to St. Paul Music Venues this December

November 26, 2012
You’ve seem them on campus—now see them perform on stages all over town! During the first couple weeks of December, McNally…

McNally Smith Artist-In-Residence Jeremy Messersmith
to Lead Series of Unique Masterclasses

November 20, 2012
Taking a brief respite from his three-month Supper Club Tour, McNally Smith College of Music Artist-In-Residence Jeremy Messersmith returns to…

Live at Five Series Continues on Tuesday, Nov. 27
w/ Classical Guitar Virtuoso Eva Beneke

November 19, 2012
The Live at Five concert series has one final engagement for 2012—and it’s a real doozy. On Tuesday, November 27th, classical guitar guru Eva Beneke, one…

McNally Smith: Best of 2012 Now Available,
CW Documentary Airing Thanksgiving Weekend

November 17, 2012
In what is swiftly becoming a storied year-end tradition, McNally Smith is proud to release its second annual “Best Of” compilation,…

Final 2012 Speakeasy Gathering Featuring
Guest DJ Chris Campbell of Innova Recordings

November 15, 2012
All good things must end, and with McNally Smith’s fall semester rapidly coming to a close, the inaugural run of the…

McNally Smith Faculty to Present at 74th Annual Iowa Music Educators Association Conference

November 12, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to be sending four members of its fine faculty south of the (Minnesota) border…

McNally Smith Lends Student Talent, Improv Orchestra for Zeitgeist’s 4th Annual New Music Cabaret

November 8, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to announce a new partnership with the forward-thinking, St. Paul-based music quartet Zeitgeist—an…

First-Ever “Hip-Hop Studies Mixer” Aims to Deliver Diverse Mix of Talent to McNally Smith

November 6, 2012
McNally Smith is excited to announce the first installment of a new monthly event conceived by the nation’s first-ever Hip-Hop Studies…

This Weekend! McNally Smith Musical Theater
Ensemble Presents: The Rocky Horror Show

November 1, 2012
Halloween may be in the rear view mirror, but that doesn’t mean that all of 2012′s freaky fun has passed…

Alumni Alison Scott, Founders of Secret Stash Records and More Return to McNally Smith for Inaugural “Playback” Event

October 30, 2012
Over the last quarter-century, McNally Smith College of Music has equipped thousands of students with the tools to thrive in…

Rootsy Rising Star Chastity Brown up Next for Sound Bite Series

October 29, 2012
Fresh off of her triumphant maiden voyage across the pond, Knoxville-bred, Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Chastity Brown is gearing up to deliver…

McNally Smith Hosts Twin Cities Brass Day 2012

October 22, 2012
Hot on the heels of yet another successful Twin Cities Saxophone Day, McNally Smith College of Music and MacPhail Center For…

Student Spotlight Series: David Gerald Sutton

October 17, 2012
McNally Smith Student Spotlight Series: David Gerald Sutton Music Video: “The Vertical Horizon” by David Gerald Sutton    

McNally Smith Presents Devil’s Advocate:
Give it Away, The Culture of Free

October 17, 2012
Emily White’s unwittingly incendiary blog post, I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With, remains a poignant talker even four months after the NPR intern kicked a…

This Tuesday: Live at Five 2012–13 Kicks Off
with Jay Fuchs and Special Guests!

October 15, 2012
Catch the debut of the 2012–13 Live at Five concert series this Tuesday, October 16, featuring a performance from Music Theory…

McNally Smith’s Speakeasy Returns This Friday
w/ DJ Jeff Kamin of MPR/Books & Bars

October 11, 2012
Rolling into the thick of Rock-tober is the third installment of the Speakeasy Series — a fun, free hang at…

Zebulon Pike Promises Maximum Volume for Second Installment of Soundbite Series

October 10, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music’s almighty Sound Bite Series rolls on into the brisk Minnesota fall, and what better band to represent…

McNally Smith’s Joe Mabbot Returns to Billboard Charts

October 4, 2012
McNally Smith Music Technology instructor Joe Mabbott has returned to the Billboard Charts for his contributions to Minneapolis-based emcee Brother Ali’s new release, Mourning in America…

Introducing “The Frequency:” A Weekly Update for the McNally Smith Community

October 1, 2012
To help students and faculty stay up to date with what’s happening on (and occasionally off) campus,  McNally Smith College of…

McNally Smith Releases 2012–13 Live at Five Schedule

September 25, 2012
Students at McNally Smith College of Music have long reaped the benefits of learning from some of the top musicians…

Second Installment of McNally Smith’s Speakeasy This Friday w/ DJ Derrick Stevens of The Current

September 18, 2012
Fall is in the air, and with the crisp weather comes the second installment of Speakeasy Series — a fun, free…

McNally Smith and MCAD Team up to Offer Students Valuable Portfolio and Networking Opportunities

September 17, 2012
This Fall, McNally Smith College of Music (MSCM) is partnering with Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) to present audio+music+media (AM2)…

This Saturday! Twin Cities Saxophone Day 2012

September 17, 2012
Twin Cities Saxophone Day is once again coming to McNally Smith College of Music in 2012! Saturday, September 22, marks the sixth time…

P.O.S. Kicks Off McNally Smith’s Soundbite Series’ Sophomore Season Next Thursday, Sept. 20

September 13, 2012
Will next week get here already?! It’s only seven days until the almighty P.O.S. takes the stage at McNally Smith College…

Singer/Songwriter Jeremy Messersmith Named 2012-13 Artist-In-Residence at McNally Smith

September 12, 2012
Prominent Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has been selected to serve as the 2012-13 Artist-In-Residence at McNally Smith College of…

McNally Smith Presents Dissonance: A Concert/Conversation Focusing On Mental Health

September 12, 2012
In observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, McNally Smith College of Music presents a very special concert/conversation entitled Dissonance: Mental Health…

Incoming McNally Smith Student Evan Jensen Devises Clever Plan To Cover Tuition Costs

September 6, 2012
It’s the best time of the year at McNally Smith College of Music. Fresh faces have been buzzing about campus all…

McNally Smith Announces 2012-13 Sound Bite Series Line-Up

September 4, 2012
A new school year is upon us at McNally Smith College of Music, and to get everyone even more excited about…

McNally Smith Students to Take Center Stage at the Minnesota State Fair

August 21, 2012
Six McNally Smith bands/performers will get the chance to showcase their talents for more than 200,000 people at the upcoming…

Legendary Musician/Artist David Byrne Speaking at McNally Smith in September

August 17, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to sponsor 89.3 The Current’s presentation of an evening with David Byrne at…

African Delegation from State Department Visits with McNally Smith Hip-Hop Studies Department

August 16, 2012
  McNally Smith College of Music was extremely honored to host representatives from the U.S. Department of State and a delegation of African…

McNally Smith Speakeasy Series Launches Tomorrow w/ Help From Guest Deejay JT Bates

August 9, 2012
The MSCM Speakeasy Series is Here! Tomorrow (Friday, August 10) marks McNally Smith’s inaugural Speakeasy get together, featuring uber-drummer JT Bates as guest…

McNally Smith Salutes Troops With Tuition Break For Veterans

August 6, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music has increased its matching of veteran-specific federal financial aid programs for the upcoming 2012–13 academic…

Rising Twin Cities hip hop star MaLLy tapped to be Artist In Residence for MSCM 2012 MIX Workshop

August 1, 2012
It is with great excitement that McNally Smith College of Music announces rising Twin Cities hip hop star MaLLy as its 2012 MIX Workshop Artist in…

McNally Smith Introduces Speakeasy Series

July 31, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is opening its doors and inviting the public to its gorgeous downtown St. Paul campus…

McNally Smith Emerging Artist Series Hits St. Paul Music Venues (July 30-Aug 9)

July 26, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music will be showing off some its top ensembles during its 2012 Emerging Artist Series. The Artists’ Quarter,…

McNally Smith and School Of Rock Unite for Camp Interstellar Summer Workshop

July 25, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music’s summer programming continues next week with a visit from the School of Rock — one of…

McNally Smith’s Adam Levy Receives Accolade from Star Tribune, Wraps Honeydogs’ Tour, Set To Play MN Zoo

July 24, 2012
It’s been a busy summer for Adam Levy, assistant to McNally Smith College of Music President Harry Chalmiers. Levy’s longtime…

McNally Smith’s Theater Ensemble Presents:
School House Rock Live!

July 23, 2012
Who could ever forget the impossibly catchy and invaluably informative songs that School House Rock embedded into America’s collective conscious…

Job Opening: Part Time Line Cook @ Sound Bite Cafe

July 23, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is looking for a PT Line/prep cook who is hardworking, reliable and motivated, to assist…

Student Spotlight: McNally Smith Vocal Student
Kara Laudon

July 19, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to kick off its brand new Student Spotlight video series by highlighting the achievements of…

Jeremy Messersmith and Sean McPherson Contribute to MPR’s Discussion on Paying for Music in the Digital Age

July 10, 2012
Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock for the past month, you know about NPR intern Emily White’s incendiary blog…

Free Music Clinics at McNally Smith During Twin Cities Jazz Festival, June 29-30th

June 27, 2012
Clinics on Friday, June 29th           2:30 to 3:30 Francisco Mela (Drum Clinic) It’s no secret…

Job Opening: Chief Financial Officer

June 18, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer. Job Summary: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will…

McNally Smith Faculty/Students/Alumni Performing at Stone Arch Bridge Festival, June 15-17

June 14, 2012
This weekend, over 40 bands will take the stage at this year’s Stone Arch Bridge Festival in Minneapolis. The family-friendly…

McNally Smith Summer Open House is June 23rd!

June 14, 2012
Interested in attending McNally Smith College of Music? Want to meet our faculty, tour our facilities and connect with potential…

McNally Smith’s Gordy Knudtson Performs On Austin City Limits

June 11, 2012
Austin City Limits will be re-airing an episode from its 2011 season featuring the Steve Miller Band with McNally Smith…

McNally Smith’s Dave Stanoch Joins Modern Drummer’s Educational Team

June 7, 2012
Longtime McNally Smith faculty member Dave Stanoch—an in-demand drummer (both locally and nationally) who has played with the likes of…

Nice Ride Has Arrived On Campus!

June 5, 2012
Nice Ride Giveaway Winners Grand Prize Winners (one-year subscriptions) Ashley Knudsen Alex Lauer Winners of a 4-pack of day passes…

Dr. Eva Beneke Joins McNally Smith Guitar Department

June 4, 2012
McNally Smith is proud to announce that Dr. Eva Beneke—an internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, teacher and arranger—will be joining…

McNally Smith President and Instructor to Discuss Creative Career Planning

May 31, 2012
McNally Smith is proud to announce that school President Harry Chalmiers, along with Sean McPherson (Co-Founder of Heiruspecs, Trivia Mafia…

McNally Smith to Host Workshops for MN Music Summit

May 30, 2012
McNally Smith is proud to partner with the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) in presenting the Minnesota Music Summit on June 8th…

Nice Ride comes to McNally Smith Campus

May 29, 2012
Nice Ride Minnesota’s bright green bikes are finally coming to downtown St. Paul, and McNally Smith College of Music is…

McNally Smith Student Claims Prestigious Grant

May 25, 2012
McNally Smith’s David Sutton has reason to smile. The third year string performance major has received one of the Cedar…

Grand Old Day 2012: Teen Battle of the Bands Finalists Announced

May 23, 2012
Thanks to all the great teen bands that applied to be a part of this year’s Teen Battle of the…

Register Today! Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans 2012

May 16, 2012
Fancy yourself an adolescent guitar hero? Prove it at McNally Smith’s Clash of the Teen Guitar Titans 2012! Pit your…

2012 Edition of Composed Now Available

May 14, 2012
We are proud to announce that the 2012 edition of Composed—The Literary Journal of McNally Smith College of Music is…

McNally Smith Announces Partnership With Swarnabhoomi Acadamy of Music in India

May 10, 2012
In 1968, the Beatles traveled to India to immerse themselves in the country’s rich musical and spiritual culture. Their transcendent…

Register for the McNally Smith Teen Battle of the Bands Competition at Grand Old Days 2012

May 8, 2012
Teen Battle of the Bands Competition at Grand Old Day 2012 Presented by McNally Smith College of Music Sunday, June…

McNally Smith Launches New iPhone App for Musicians

May 2, 2012
Want to teach yourself to read music? Play an instrument? Improve your skills as a musician? There’s an app for…

Story City CD Release Concert Tonight at 7:30pm

April 23, 2012
Featuring McNally Smith Faculty Steve Jennings, Terry Burns, Steve Faison and Dave Schmalenberger!   About Story City Website: http://www.storycitymusic.com/ Twitter:…

McNally Smith Singers Take The Stage at MPR’s Fitzgerald Theater This Sunday

April 13, 2012
This event is part of our Emerging Artist Series at McNally Smith. This concert series gives our students the opportunity…

McNally Smith 2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

April 9, 2012
PREMIER AWARDS  The Premier Scholarship is a half-tuition scholarship presented to incoming or current McNally Smith College of Music students.…

FT Position Opening in Human Resources

April 8, 2012
The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for supporting the Senior Director of Human Resources in short- and long-term planning and…

Influencial Contemporary Musician, Composer
François Rabbath to Visit McNally Smith

April 6, 2012
Questions about any of the events? Contact Hayley Johnson at hayley.johnson@mcnallysmith.edu.

Award-Winning Saxophonist/Faculty Takes the Stage
at McNally Smith

April 4, 2012
McNally Smith Music Business Chair and award-winning jazz musician Steve Cole takes the stage on campus for the last performance…

Free Concert: Solid Gold Live at McNally Smith (Thurs, 7pm)

April 2, 2012
This Thursday at McNally Smith! Join us for a night of free music and fun featuring… SOLID GOLD! Thursday, April…

X-Tet Ensemble to Perform with Acclaimed Baritone Saxophonist Gary Smulyan

April 2, 2012
On Tuesday, April 10th, The Artists’ Quarter will present a special evening of big band jazz with the McNally Smith…

Faculty Opening: Music Business Instructor (FT)

April 2, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is seeking applications for a full-time instructor for its Music Business Division beginning September 2012.…

McNally Smith Emerging Artist Series Hits St. Paul Music Venues (March 30-April 24)

April 2, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music ensembles to perform at music venues throughout St. Paul from March 30th through April 24th.…

McNally Smith Launches New Twin Cities Music Blog, Major/Minor

March 28, 2012
On Wednesday, McNally Smith College of Music launched its new Twin Cities music blog, Major/Minor. This new online music blog…

McNally Smith Students Win Big at National ASTA Conference

March 27, 2012
Congratulations to McNally Smith’s string ensemble, Rhythm and Bows! Last weekend, they were the recipients of two major honors at…

Assassins: A Musical, This Weekend at McNally Smith

March 26, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music and it’s Musical Theater Ensemble are proud to present…. Assassins: A Musical This weekend only!…

Job Opening: Webmaster/Copywriter Position (Full-Time)

March 20, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is seeking a full time Webmaster/Copywriter to join our marketing department. Responsibilities will include: RESPONSIBILITIES…

Music Photographer Rob Shanahan to Visit McNally Smith

March 12, 2012
Ringo Starr, Shelia E, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Dave Navarro. You name them, he has photographed them. Rob Shanahan is…

McNally Smith Takes Over SXSW

March 2, 2012
You might have noticed the ribbon in the upper-left hand corner of our website lately… Visit mcnallysmith.edu/sxsw to find out…

McNally Smith Sponsors AP’s 100 Bands You Need to Know SXSW 2012 Day Party

February 27, 2012
In addition to planning our own Rock The Cause Day Party at SXSW this year, we are also proud to…

Free Show: Heiruspecs Live at McNally Smith on Mar. 1st

February 24, 2012
Update: First batch of public tickets have been released. To be added to the guest list, email christian.betancourt@mcnallysmith.edu. Sound Bite…

McNally Smith Launches Hip-Hop Clinics at Twin Cities Libraries

February 22, 2012
Over the next months, McNally Smith College of Music will be hosting a number of hip-hop clinics at libraries around…

In the News: Secret Stash Records

February 17, 2012
Graduates Eric Foss (‘04) and Cory Wong (’07) were written up in City Pages and Vita.mn recently for their work as part of Secret Stash Records.…

In the News: Project Coffee Pot

February 17, 2012
Alum Ben Kelly (’11) and current student Adam Conrad (’12) recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a multidisciplinary theater production — Project…

Live Webcast: The Honeydogs at McNally Smith (2/16 at 7pm)

February 15, 2012
Due to the demand for tickets to see The Honeydogs show on campus this Thursday, we will be live streaming…

McNally Smith Alum Manages Bon Iver to ‘Best New Artist’ Honors

February 14, 2012
From music business student to respected artist manager, McNally Smith College of Music alumnus Kyle Frenette is making a name…

Ticket Info: The Honeydogs at McNally Smith (Feb. 16th, 7pm)

February 13, 2012
The Honeydogs Thursday, Feb. 16th at 7pm McNally Smith College of Music (3rd floor, Sound Bite Cafe) How do I…

Exclusive Videos: Motion City Soundtrack Live at McNally Smith

February 8, 2012
Last semester, McNally Smith students and faculty were treated with an intimate, on-campus performance from national recording artists Motion City…

McNally Smith Alumni Jam with Gary Busey to Celebrate the Life & Times of Music Legend Buddy Holly

February 6, 2012
Hollywood actor Gary Busey revisited his musical roots by paying homage to Buddy Holly on the 53rd anniversary of Holly’s…

Five Upcoming Student Bands Showcased at New Music Machine, Feb. 22

February 3, 2012
Join us at the Triple Rock Social Club on Wed., February 22 for New Music Machine, a night of performances…

The Honeydogs Live at McNally Smith on Feb. 16th

February 2, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is excited to announce the next performance in its Sound Bite Concert Series featuring nationally…

Industry Showcase Tonight at McNally Smith

February 1, 2012
Industry Showcase Presented by McNally Smith College of Music Wednesday, Feb. 1st 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free, open to…

McNally Smith Open House This Saturday (Feb. 4th)

January 31, 2012
Still time to RSVP to this Saturday’s Open House! Email us or visit our Open House Facebook page to RSVP.…

Full-Time Faculty Position Open at McNally Smith – Composition and Songwriting Department Head

January 27, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is seeking a Department Head for its Composition and Songwriting Department. The Department Head plans…

This Weekend: Deepwinter Bonfire Presented By McNally Smith College of Music

January 26, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to present a unique musical experience this Saturday featuring a celebration of spontaneous…

McNally Smith Alums to Perform at Buddy Holly Event with Academy Award Nominee Gary Busey

January 24, 2012
Many music fans know February 3, 1959, as “The Day the Music Died” when Buddy Holly and two other musicians…

Higher Learning Commission Third Party Comment Notice

January 23, 2012
McNally Smith College of Music is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for initial evaluation by…

McNally Smith Faculty Toki Wright Named “Best Emcee” at 6th Annual Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards

January 23, 2012
Last weekend, McNally Smith Hip-Hop Studies faculty member and Rhymesayers artist Toki Wright was named this year’s “Best Emcee” at…

Monday Night Vocal Workshop Returns for Spring 2012

January 19, 2012
The Monday Night Vocal Workshops are designed for working and/or non-working singers who want to further their skills as a…

New Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Available This Fall

January 19, 2012
Starting Fall 2012, students at McNally Smith College of Music will be able to pursue a new degree: The highly…

Deepwinter Bonfire Brings Dozens of Musicians, DJs, and Break Dance Crews Together for Improvised Show at McNally Smith and History Theatre

January 10, 2012
In the dead of winter on January 28, 2012, a diverse group of dynamic, progressive musicians and other artists from…

McNally Smith Named 2012 Top Small Business Success Story by Twin Cities Business Magazine

January 3, 2012
Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/s5JF1K

Spring Open House on February 4, 2012

December 21, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music will host its Spring Open House on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The Open House gives…

Hip-Hop Studies Final Concert to Perform at Amsterdam Bar & Hall on December 13

December 15, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to announce the Hip-Hop Studies program’s Fall Final Concert featuring performances from current…

Fall 2011 Emerging Artist Series Hits St. Paul

December 6, 2011
December 4 — McNally Smith Auditorium Percussion ensemble – Dave Schmalenberger World Vocal ensemble – Peggy Larson Afro Caribbean drumming…

A. Wolf & Her Claws to Perform at Sound Bite Café on December 1

November 30, 2011
After several successful gigs in the intimate Sound Bite Café, including Martin Dosh, Mystery Palace, and Motion City Soundtrack, the…

Open Mic Returns for Round Two on November 16

November 30, 2011
The H20 (Hip-Hop Student Organization), Student Affairs and the Hip-Hop Studies Program at McNally Smith College of Music are proud…

Best of 2011 CD Release at Amsterdam Bar & Hall

October 26, 2011
McNally Smith celebrates 25 years, and starts each year with something new. 2011 is the first of many bests as…

Live at Five Series Returns for 2011-12

October 19, 2011
You’ve seen them in the classroom — now see them on the stage. Live at Five puts the spotlight on…

Fall SoundCrawl on October 7 Features Marching Ensembles, New Orleans-Inspired Brass Band, Segways, and More!

September 28, 2011
It’s not quite 76 trombones leading the big parade — but it’s just as interesting and even a little weird!…

Be Heard at the Open Mic on Wednesday, October 19

September 28, 2011
The Hip-Hop Studies at McNally Smith College of Music is proud to present the first Open Mic on Wednesday October…

McNally Smith Composer Wins Ivey Award for “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story”

September 20, 2011
It’s a matter of pride for Minnesotans that the Twin Cities are second only to New York in live theater…

New Sound Bite Concert Series Brings National Acts to McNally Smith

September 19, 2011
Starting on September 29, don’t miss the national acts coming to our own Sound Bite Café! The new Sound Bite…

Breath of Life Opens at McNally Smith on October 18

September 16, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music presents Breath of Life An interactive art and music improvisation and solo exhibition on Ta-coumba…

McNally Smith Panels Proposed for South by Southwest 2012

August 24, 2011
Though it seems like just yesterday that South by Southwest (SXSW) 2011 wrapped up, next year’s film, interactive media, and…

Shenyang Conservatory of Music Signs Agreement with McNally Smith College of Music to Create Cultural Exchange

August 17, 2011
August 16 marked the signing of agreements several months in the making, as delegates from China’s Shenyang Conservatory of Music…

Chinese Officials from Shenyang in St. Paul August 16 to Finalize Historic Exchange

August 12, 2011
A Chinese delegation of 14 top administrators from the second largest Music Conservatory in China will visit McNally Smith College…

McNally Smith Alum Named One of Billboard Magazine’s 30 Under 30

August 11, 2011
When Kyle Frenette graduated from McNally Smith College of Music in 2007, his record label, Amble Down Records, was just…

Ghostmouth and Rustpocket Win Places at SoundTown Music Festival

August 10, 2011
Up-and-coming local bands recently entered Metromix Twin Cities’ SoundTown Showdown, a contest to join the already impressive lineup, which includes…

Rousing Celtic Rock Band has Production and Drummer Roots at McNally Smith

August 8, 2011
Call it the luck of the Irish music — made in part by McNally Smith College of Music alum Greg…

Michael R. Holloway Chosen in National Search for Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

August 5, 2011
They only picked six. And now 20-year-old McNally Smith College of Music student Michael R. Holloway will be joining five…

Independent Film Scored by McNally Smith Students to Premiere July 27

July 26, 2011
When local director Christopher Jopp was looking for musicians to score his latest short film, Harold Crumb, he only needed…

McNally Smith’s Award-Winning Composer/Teacher/Interactive Artist Earns Rare Certification

July 21, 2011
One of contemporary music-making’s premier software tools, Ableton Live, has been mastered by McNally Smith College of Music instructor, interactive…

Master Drummer and McNally Smith Percussion Instructor Celebrating 20th Year with a Bang

July 21, 2011
David Stanoch, who’s played around the world with everyone from Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Keb Mo to New Kids…

McNally Smith Students to Serenade and Entertain Summer Travelers

July 6, 2011
McNally Smith students are helping travelers get their summer on by singing and playing music at the Minneapolis St. Paul…

Responding to Drastic Cutbacks in Music Education, McNally Smith College of Music Foundation Established

June 15, 2011
Most state legislatures, including Minnesota, and the federal government have targeted K-12 music programs by slashing — or eliminating —…

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram Profiles Hip-Hop Scholarship Winner Eric Wells

June 14, 2011
The Hip-Hop Studies department’s diploma program, now approaching its third year in existence at McNally Smith, offered a scholarship to…

McNally Smith President Harry Chalmiers Weighs in on Controversies about For-Profit Colleges

June 3, 2011
“The avalanche of bad publicity about for-profit colleges in the past year could cloud the planning of any serious college-bound…

Bringin’ It Back Music Festival

June 3, 2011
You’re invited to help bring it back for a 25th Anniversary reunion Saturday filled with music performances featuring McNally Smith…

Rhymeaway: Win Two Tickets to Soundset 2011!

May 24, 2011
Soundset, the biggest hip-hop festival in the Twin Cities, is happening this Sunday, May 29 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.…

The Ableton Experience: A Day of Free Music Production Workshops at McNally Smith

May 21, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music is presenting The Ableton Experience on June 10, featuring an afternoon of free music workshops…

Jazz Guitar Giant Mike Stern to Visit McNally Smith

May 20, 2011
Influential jazz guitarist Mike Stern will be conducting a clinic and mini-concert at McNally Smith College of Music on Wednesday,…

McNally Smith Alum Earns Esteemed Community Service Award

May 17, 2011
A 2009 alumni of McNally Smith was recently announced as one of 12 Community Superstars to be honored at Chanhassen…

Vocal Teacher Judi Donaghy and College Senior Elizabeth Pugh Make Surprise Guest Appearance with Bobby McFerrin at Orchestra Hall

May 9, 2011
It’s not often a teacher and one of her prize students get asked onstage in the same night by a…

Summer Workshops Return for 2011!

May 5, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music is proud to announce another summer full of fun and educational experiences designed for students…

Dean of Academic Affairs Receives Prestigious Award

May 3, 2011
Kudos to Cliff Wittstruck, Dean of Academic Affairs at McNally Smith College of Music. Dean Wittstruck has received a prestigious…

Sound Crawl, Featuring McNally Smith Ensembles, to Parade During St. Paul Art Crawl

April 25, 2011
The St. Paul Art Collective’s Art Crawl will be providing the city’s art lovers with an open exploration of galleries…

Michael S. McPherson Named to McNally Smith Board of Directors; Distinguished Scholar and Educator Sees Quality, Leadership and Viable Growth

April 18, 2011
National economist, author, editor, former Macalester president now newest board member A renowned scholar, educator and published economist is the…

McNally Smith Music Business Division Chair Steve Cole Climbs Billboard Jazz Charts

April 15, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music’s own Steve Cole, in addition to being the school’s Music Business Division Head, has hit…

Dessa Performs at Final Live At Five Concert

April 7, 2011
The 2010-11 Live at Five faculty concert series, which opened in November featuring Jeremy Messersmith, will come to a close…

Ed Cherney Joins McNally Smith Board of Directors

April 6, 2011
Legendary L.A. Music Producer, Industry Leader and Grammy Award Winner Sees Big Challenges — and Opportunities — for Students in…

String Theory Music Festival April 14-17 Features McNally Smith Collaboration with Numerous Arts Organizations, Public Entities and a Cavalcade of Musicians and Composers

April 4, 2011
The number of bowed string players in leading-edge rock bands has exploded, from showings at the recent Grammy Awards to…

Judi Donaghy Performs at Live at Five

March 28, 2011
This Tuesday, the Live at Five series returns for another faculty concert, featuring Voice Department Head Judi Donaghy. Live at…

Radio On at McNally Smith!

March 24, 2011
After a quiet launch late last year, things are going strong at the new McNally Smith online radio station. Now…

Hip-Hop for a Cause: The Kool Herc and Clyde Stubblefield Benefit Concert

March 22, 2011
Hip-Hop for a Cause: The Kool Herc and Clyde Stubblefield Benefit Concert Featuring student performances and demonstrations from the Hip-Hop…

McNally Smith College of Music Releases New CD “7 Song Cycle” Featuring Original Work by Faculty

March 16, 2011
There’s no free lunch any more but there is a HOT new FREE CD (and sample downloads) for anybody who…

March 18th SXSW Panel Looks at Pluses in Music Industry and Higher Education

March 8, 2011
Think the music biz is all doom and gloom because of the digital revolution? You might come away with another…

McNally Smith Reduces Student Expenses and Expands Founders’ Scholarship for 2011-2012

February 14, 2011
McNally Smith College of Music is continuing its efforts to make music education affordable during an economic period that is…

Renowned Faculty Performance Series Live at Five Returns for 2011

February 10, 2011
The annual Live at Five concert music series, featuring performances by renowned faculty members of McNally Smith College of Music,…

McNally Smith Faculty Top Twin Cities Critics’ Best Local Records of 2010

January 27, 2011
In a landmark year for the Twin Cities music scene, the Star Tribune’s annual Critics Tally confirms that new, local…

La Korneta Rock Band/Mexican Exchange Group to Perform Free Concert January 30 at McNally Smith Auditorium

January 26, 2011
As part of the 125th Annual Winter Carnival events, The Mexican rock band La Korneta will play a free concert…

McNally Smith College of Music Alumni Making Headlines on World Music Charts and in City Pages Feature Story

January 25, 2011
Secret Stash, a recording and production company featuring McNally Smith graduates Eric Foss ‘04, Cory Wong ’07, and Unai Bolivar…

Come Rain, Shine, or Snow, Voice Teacher Jennifer Parker off to Colorado Springs for Women’s All-State Jazz Choir

January 22, 2011
It’s the ski season out West. But from January 26-29, McNally Smith Voice teacher Jennifer Parker will be in snowy…

McNally Smith College of Music to Add Master of Music in Performance Degree for Fall 2011

January 13, 2011
Program’s Emphasis on Globalization, Music Business Training Will “Prepare the Whole Musician” After McNally Smith College of Music received numerous…

An Interview with Adam Fields

January 6, 2011
Musicians and producers of all a stripes know it when the Big Break happens. For former McNally Smith College of…

McNally Smith Featured in “Best Music Schools of 2011” in Cover Story of In Tune Monthly

December 27, 2010
Where are the best music schools to attend in 2011 and beyond? What are the big trends in music education?…

Nation’s only Hip-Hop Diploma Program Takes Its Mission to China

December 23, 2010
President Richard M. Nixon formally opened China for the Western world in 1972. Will McNally Smith College of Music officially…

Rob Sobel Correction

December 1, 2010
In press releases dated February 12, 2009, May 27, 2009, and May 29, 2009, McNally Smith College of Music stated…

McNally Smith Announces Its 2011 Summer Workshop Series

December 1, 2010
Even though it is wintry in Minnesota, McNally Smith College of Music is already planning another hot session of summer…

Say Goodbye To Airport Blues

November 23, 2010
McNally Smith College of Music, located in the heart of downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota, is proud to partner with the…

Who Inspires You, and Who Will You Inspire?

November 15, 2010
“Just a Girl” is not just for girls, even though it is performed by all girls and all the music…

A Good Education In A Bad Economy

November 11, 2010
While students riot in the UK over hikes in tuition, the President of McNally Smith College of Music in St.…

McNally Smith College Students Collaborate with African AIDS Orphan-Students on Album

November 4, 2010
The songs sung by Tanzanian high school students — most of whom are AIDS orphans — and the instrumental, techno-creativity,…

McNally Smith Music Composition Teacher Gary Rue Again Honored for his Contributions to Music with a November 5 Induction into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

October 27, 2010
For the second time in the past two months, McNally Smith College of Music’s Composition instructor, Gary Rue, will again…

Gary Rue Inducted Into Mid-America Music Hall of Fame

October 1, 2010
On September 17th, Gary Rue, a career Music Composition instructor at McNally Smith College of Music and his first band,…

McNally Smith ’09 Graduate Scores Music for Acclaimed Play about Autism

September 30, 2010
A stirring play about the challenges of raising a child with autism features original music by former McNally Smith College…

McNally Smith College of Music Production teacher on fire in studio, onstage

September 30, 2010
Joe Mabbott, the McNally Smith production and recording teacher, is adding more heat to his res’. He not only recorded…

McNally Smith College of Music and MacPhail Center for Music present Twin Cities Saxophone Day

September 22, 2010
Twin Cities Saxophone Day features clinics, concerts and master classes by New York City jazz artist Dick Oatts from the…

McNally Smith Presents Music Events at the 2010 Lowertown Saint Paul Soundcrawl 2010 – Oct. 8-9, 2010

September 22, 2010
The soundtrack for the Art Crawl — New Music for Now People — is back and better and badder than…

Violinist, Award Winning Composer, Mark Wood – “The Future of Violins” – Concert at McNally Smith College of Music September 24 Benefits High School Music Programs

September 19, 2010
All aboard the Trans-Siberian Express string section! Violinist Mark Wood — a member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra for 13 years who…

Dessa Adds Residency To Growing List of Recent Accomplishments: Critically Acclaimed Album Internationally, Nonfiction, Live Performances with Doomtree and Others

September 7, 2010
It’s Dessa’s Year! McNally Smith College of Music has named Dessa, the celebrated musician, writer and Hip-Hop educator, as its…

Ricardo Ehramjian Records Tim Mahoney’s New Album

August 31, 2010
Ricardo Ehramjian, who teaches Production at McNally Smith, still has deep ties to celebrated rocker, Tim Mahoney. As the former…

Summer Hip-Hop Students from McNally and MacPhail Go Live!

August 31, 2010
Call it a Hip-Hop Commencement. Students from two prominent Twin Cities’ music schools who learned all aspects of Hip-Hop over…

Composition Faculty Member to Be Honored

August 19, 2010
Gary Rue, one of the McNally Smith College of Music’s outstanding Composition teachers, is making news as the new fall…

McNally Smith Helps Shape 4th Annual “Concrete and Grass” Music Fest Sept. 9-11 in Mears Park

August 12, 2010
That lovable free event is on again where Indie rock and traditional Salsa meet Chamber Music, where Opera butts up…

Kathryn Knuttila Named Miss Minnesota

June 22, 2010
Kathryn Knuttila, a 23-year-old native of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and a current Junior studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Composition…

New Housing Option: McNally Smith College Adds 34 Rooms For 100 Students

June 15, 2010
Great news for McNally Smith students wanting a nice pad, a room with a view, a place to call their…

McNally Smith College of Music 25th Anniversary

June 1, 2010
McNally Smith Says “Thank You” for 25 Years with 25 Community Music Events It’s never too early to celebrate a…

McNally Smith Names 16 Scholarship Recipients For Upcoming Term

May 12, 2010
McNally Smith College of Music has announced the 11 finalists for the prestigious Ice Cube and Diana Ross Scholarships, while…

President of McNally Smith College of Music Named to Prestigious Group

April 27, 2010
Harry Chalmiers Named to “2010 Minnesotans On The Move” List by Finance and Commerce. He grew one of the nation’s…

“The Dean will entertain you now….”

April 14, 2010
You know you’re in a solid college music program when even the Dean of Academic Affairs is strapping on his…

Every Art Crawl deserves a soundtrack!

April 12, 2010
The popular annual Saint Paul Art Crawl (www.stpaulartcrawl.org/) just added a soundtrack to its regular showcase of Twin Cities Artists…

Dan Wilson, Grammy Award-winning Minneapolis artist, songwriter, producer, will conclude McNally Smith Artist-in-Residency for the 2009-2010 academic year April 16

April 8, 2010
It’s not often that a Grammy-Award-winning songwriter lets you in on his performance techniques and also shares insights about working…

Music Students Score for Film with Seasoned Major Movie Composer

April 2, 2010
Ever wonder how music for film scores is put together? You should have been in the McNally Smith College of…

McNally Smith College of Music Students Go Inside the Music Industry in New York City

April 1, 2010
Broadway’s bright lights, celebrity songwriters, the bustling streets and towering buildings of Manhattan all contributed to an unforgettable trip recently…

“Live at 5 Performance Series” Continues March 16 With Pianist, Vocalist & Composer Kristin Sponcia In The McNally Smith College of Music Auditorium at 5:00 P.M.

March 10, 2010
McNally Smith faculty member, Kristin Sponcia will perform in the second of three faculty performance events Tuesday March 15. The…

News & Events McNally Smith College of Music Alum ARI HERSTAND Lands Song on One Tree Hill TV Show

February 26, 2010
McNally Smith alumni Ari Herstand is moving toward breakout status, “One Tree Hill” at a time. Herstand’s song, “Last Day”…

McNally Smith College of Music Students Compose Music to Works by Twin Cities Artists

February 12, 2010
Art inspires other art. And when it inspired the aspiring musicians of the McNally Smith College of Music, the effect…

McNally Smith College of Music Alum Zach Hanson Sparks With The Laarks

January 15, 2010
2009 may be out of here, but Amazon.com recently identified a host of 2009 albums that music fans may have…

IN THE NEWS – MSCM’s J. Anthony Allen receives 7th ASCAPLUS Award

January 11, 2010
Faculty member J. Anthony Allen, who teaches acoustic and electronic Composition at the McNally Smith College of Music, recently, received…

MSCM’s Steve Cole Hits High on Billboard

January 8, 2010
Steve Cole, the internationally known Jazz saxophonist and a teacher in McNally Smith’s Music Business department, debuted recently on the Billboard Contemporary…

101 Distribution Story about McNally Smith College of Music

December 18, 2009
Recently, 101Distribution profiled McNally Smith College of Music. Read the story here. About 101 Distribution 101 Distribution manages the digital,…

Politics in Minnesota story about McNally Smith

December 18, 2009
In December, the Politics in Minnesota online publication profiles McNally Smith college of music. Read the story here.

McNally Smith College of Music’s Free Venue Night Series presented “Sing Out!” at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul

December 9, 2009
More than 200 voices raised the roof of the classic Fitzgerald Theater in St.  Paul, on December 14 when McNally…

McNally Smith College of Music releases Radio Ready Vol. 1

December 7, 2009
Introducing Radio Ready Vol. 1! The latest CD offering from McNally Smith College of Music is a compilation containing tracks…

Steve Cole appearance in McNally Smith “Emerging Artist Nights” concert

December 7, 2009
Area Jazz fans were treated to a free night of Jazz — and a special guest appearance by Contemporary Jazz…

Associated Press Story about MSCM’s Hip-Hop Diploma Program

December 1, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music’s Hip-Hop Diploma Program, which kicked off with the school’s September 2009 fall semester, is the…

Cities 97 Sampler CD, Volume 21 sponsored by McNally Smith

November 17, 2009
The well known Cities Sampler was released on November 19th, 2009 exclusively at select metro Target stores. Proceeds generated by…

Gary Rue & 14 fellow musicians and vocalists pay homage to Rue’s former idol and boss

November 10, 2009
Composer/Arranger Gary Rue and 14 top musicians and vocalists from McNally Smith College of Music performed a poignant, personal salute…

Newly Re-elected Mayor R.T. Rybak Proclaimed “Suicide Commandos Day” Nov.7

November 6, 2009
The legendary punk rock trio, The Suicide Commandos, was honored for their pioneering work November 7, 2009, when newly re-elected…

Minnesota musicians and organizations like McNally Smith join forces to help revitalize music and art education for students in Minnesota public schools

November 6, 2009
The Beatles have again graced all the major magazine covers and lead many news broadcasts around the world this season…

McNally Smith Alumni in New York City!

November 4, 2009
Three representatives of McNally Smith College of Music’s Technology Department, Rob Schlette, Chopper Black, and Bryan Forrester, recently attended the…

In The News!

October 29, 2009

Congratulations to ICE CUBE ON HIS “I AM HIP HOP” AWARD

October 27, 2009
For more information on The Ice Cube Challenge (Recording Technology Scholarship) please click here.

New Faculty Performance Series Begins October 13

October 7, 2009
Rosined and ready to play, McNally Smith College of Music Faculty member and grand fiddler/violinist, Randy Sabien, will join his…

All Students Encouraged to Apply for MTVU/Fulbright Scholarships

October 1, 2009
Don’t miss this enormous opportunity for McNally Smith students to win a Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship for next year, and a life-changing…

History Theatre Partners with McNally Smith College of Music to Produce Buddy

September 23, 2009
Buddy would approve. McNally Smith College of Music students and select faculty are joining the History Theater to produce a…

“B-Girl Be Hip-Hop Diploma Scholarship” Announced at McNally Smith College of Music

September 18, 2009
The first college in the country to offer a diploma in Hip-Hop is looking for more B-girls to join its…

McNally Smith Names Jeremy Messersmith and Andy Thompson to Songwriting & Composition Posts

September 17, 2009
Two young songwriters who are hitting their stride in the pop music world are now also sharing their craft and…

Grammy Award-Winning Minneapolis Artist, Songwriter, Producer Held First of Four Sessions for the 2009-2010 Academic Year

September 11, 2009
Hooks, bridges, lyrics, collaborations, royalty rates, riders and a host of other musical, technical and business issues are all on…

Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival Featured McNally Smith Students, Staff and Faculty

September 8, 2009
It’s what you would call an EVENT (and probably one key reason McNally Smith is located in the Twin Cities…

Vasanth David Working in Bollywood

September 5, 2009
“McNally Smith College of Music graduates work all over the world” is a message that is often communicated to potential…

Renowned Saxophonist Steve Cole to Teach in Music College’s Music Business Division

September 1, 2009
With Top Ten hits on the Smooth Jazz charts, thousands of records sold worldwide and years of experience in the…

McNally Smith College Of Music’s Career Center Celebrates The Wrap Of Its Summer 2009 Semester With Star-Studded Party At House Of Blues In West Hollywood

August 11, 2009
The McNally Smith College of Music’s Career Center celebrated the wrap of its Summer 2009 semester in West Hollywood Wednesday…

Jake Mohan Named to McNally Smith College of Music Faculty as New Music Journalism Instructor in Liberal Arts

August 5, 2009
An experienced working drummer/writer is set to rock the written word at McNally Smith College of Music this coming fall…

2009 Scholarships Mark Seven Years of McNally Smith Music Scholarships

August 5, 2009
Like thousands of young students across the country who are interested in many kinds of music and the music industry,…

Intern Experience: Kristen Oelke & The Society of Singers

July 27, 2009
What’s your degree program and would you recommend an internship opportunity to others who may not be on the same…

Variety of Student Talent Showcased at O’Gara’s August 3 as Part of McNally Smith College of Music’s Continuing Venue Night Series

July 27, 2009
Get your club scene on! An eclectic mix of young bands from McNally Smith College of Music will be showcasing…

Freddy Fresh Named to Faculty of New Hip Hop Diploma Program at McNally Smith College of Music

July 24, 2009
Can’t stop the Hip-Hop at MacNally Smith’s new Hip-Hop Diploma Program! Freddy Fresh, the acclaimed Hip-Hop DJ and Producer who…

Gary Rue Debuts 30th Musical

July 20, 2009
Like so many of McNally Smith’s faculty and the high profile talent from the Twin Cities music scene in general,…

MIX: Music Industry eXperience

July 10, 2009
MIX:  Music Industry eXperience – August 16 to August 21, 2009 McNally Smith’s MIX camp is the place to be…

Summer Camp Wrap Up!

July 9, 2009
Hip Hop, Guitar & Jazz Workshops Hip Hop Workshop. McNally Smith’s first ever Hip Hop Workshop recently  finished with 22…

McNally Smith and Hip-Hop In the News and On the Stage

May 25, 2009
“Toki Wright: Ready for his Close Up” is the headline of a Minneapolis Star Tribune feature on the emcee, community…

Doomtree, Toki Wright and more Performed at McNally Smith College of Music, Plus Guest Speaker Davey D

May 19, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music has announced its Hip-Hop Diploma Kickoff Event with a concert in the History Theatre on…

McNally Smith College of Music Spring 2009 Commencement

May 6, 2009
On Saturday, May 2, 2009, McNally Smith College of Music held its Spring 2009 commencement ceremony at the History Theatre…

McNally Smith Helps Bring a “Battle of the Bands” to Duluth

April 25, 2009
On April 19, 2009, McNally Smith College of Music’s Technology Department helped sponsor the Duluth chapter of Junior Achievement’s annual…

Announcing the 2009 – 2010 McNally Smith College of Music Scholarship Winners

April 24, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music has announced the finalists for its All-Star Scholarships and the winners of most other scholarships…

McNally Smith Bands Take Honors at Eau Claire Jazz Festival

April 23, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music was represented by four groups at the recent 42nd Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival in…

McNally Smith Faculty Artist Performance Series – Guitarist Jerry Kosak

March 31, 2009
The McNally Smith College of Music Faculty Artist Performance series will feature a guitar-driven performance of eclectic styles led by…

McNally Smith Hosted a National Liberal Arts Conference in April

March 30, 2009
The Consortium for the Liberal Education of Artists (CLEA) is holding its eight biennial conference at McNally Smith College of…

Bob Mould Teaches Master Class at McNally Smith College of Music

March 30, 2009
Punk rock and alt-rock icon Bob Mould will teach a “Master Class” at the McNally Smith College of Music in…

McNally Smith Student Venue Nights!

March 24, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music, the Midwest’s premier contemporary music school, is showcasing its talented students at Venue Nights throughout…

McNally Smith Faculty Artist Performance Series Featured All-Star Band Led By Pete Whitman

March 16, 2009
The McNally Smith College of Music Faculty Artist Performance series will feature faculty members Pete Whitman, Jeff Bailey, Kevin Washington,…

Joe Mabbott’s Work Back on the Charts with P.O.S.

February 23, 2009
P.O.S., a Twin Cities-based hip-hop artist, released his new CD “Never Better” on February 3rd and it quickly shot up…

David Stanoch Named a “Vic Firth Artist”

February 22, 2009
McNally Smith percussion faculty member David Stanoch has been named a Vic Firth Artist, a sponsorship arrangement with the prestigious…

McNally Smith Introduces Hip-Hop Diploma Program

February 13, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN, has announced the introduction of a Hip-Hop Studies Diploma program. The…

Sheila E. Visited McNally Smith for Two Days

February 12, 2009
Watch video from the performance, and student interviews here. Watch a video from WCCO here. Sheila E., one of the…

Accomplished musician, Bobby McFerrin, visits McNally Smith College of Music

February 4, 2009
Bobby McFerrin took part in McNally Smith’s Artist in Industry class on Friday, January 30th.  While there, he interacted with…

Framework Performed at McNally Smith Faculty Artist Performance Series

February 4, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music continues its Faculty Artist Performance Series with an evening of modern jazz from a group…

Jazz Violin Great Randy Sabien to Head New String Department at McNally Smith College of Music

February 3, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music President Harry Chalmiers announced today that prominent violinist Randy Sabien will head up a new…

Grammy Nomination!

January 23, 2009
Adam Fields, a December 2006 graduate of McNally Smith College of Music with an Associate of Applied Science in Music…

American Composers Forum & McNally Smith College of Music Seminar

January 19, 2009
Making Music Work: Tools to Build and Sustain a Composition Career April 4 and 5, 2009 McNally Smith College of…

Film Composer Sean McMahon Joins Faculty of McNally Smith College of Music

January 15, 2009
McNally Smith College of Music President Harry Chalmiers announced today that Sean McMahon has joined the college as a faculty…

McNally Smith Faculty Clinics in Schools

January 14, 2009
In an effort to support the music education community, McNally Smith College of Music is partnering with high school music…

Music and Liberal Arts at McNally Smith College of Music

January 13, 2009
No question, McNally Smith College of Music will help you develop your musical skills, passions, and artistry to a high…

Year End Critics’ Poll Packed with McNally Smith Talent

January 12, 2009
The Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper has announced the results of their annual critics’ poll, and McNally Smith College of Music…

McNally Smith Holiday Album 2008

December 10, 2008
Every year the faulty, students, and staff at McNally Smith College put together a Holiday CD for the holiday season.…

McNally Smith’s The Rainbow Connection

December 10, 2008
On November 8th and 9th, members of the McNally Smith gay-straight alliance group, The Rainbow Connection, participated in the 2008…

McNally Smith Holiday Album 2008

December 10, 2008
Every year the faulty, students, and staff at McNally Smith College put together a Holiday CD for the holiday season.…

McNally Smith’s The Rainbow Connection

December 10, 2008
On November 8th and 9th, members of the McNally Smith gay-straight alliance group, The Rainbow Connection, participated in the 2008…

McNally Smith Ensembles Hit St. Paul Clubs for LIVE Venue Nights

November 24, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music will be showing off some its top ensembles at Off-Campus LIVE Venue Nights in December.…

Minnesota Rock Camp Band Wins Record Deal

November 24, 2008
WIMMN (Women in Music Minnesota) recently announced that Twin Cities teen band Half Demon Doll won a Battle of the…

McNally Smith Ensembles Hit St. Paul Clubs for LIVE Venue Nights

November 24, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music will be showing off some its top ensembles at Off-Campus LIVE Venue Nights in December.…

Minnesota Rock Camp Band Wins Record Deal

November 24, 2008
WIMMN (Women in Music Minnesota) recently announced that Twin Cities teen band Half Demon Doll won a Battle of the…

McNally Smith Blood Drive!

November 19, 2008
It’s back! The 2nd Annual McNally Smith Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd from 11am-2pm. Students, faculty,…

Debut Performance of Mississippi Peace at MSCM Faculty Artist Performance Series

November 18, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music continues its Faculty Artist Performance Series with an intense night of acoustic music introducing the…

“Mixing It Up” with the McNally Smith Contemporary Vocal Ensemble and The McNally Smith Jazz Orchestra featuring special guest Judi Donaghy

November 8, 2008
The McNally Smith Contemporary Vocal Ensemble consists of a quartet of student singers directed by Jennifer Parker. True to the…

Important Graduation Information!

November 7, 2008
Attention McNally Smith students and parents! We would like to clear up any possible confusion that may exist as to…

McNally Smith College Rocked the Vote

November 4, 2008
McNally Smith and Rock the Vote collaborated this election season to not only register a record number of McNally Smith…

McNally Smith Featured in Twin Cities Business Magazine!

November 1, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music is the subject of a four-page feature spread in the November 2008 edition of Twin…

MSCM in the News

November 1, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music is the subject of a four-page feature spread in the November 2008 edition of Twin…

Live Webcast – Kill The Vultures

October 30, 2008
McNally Smith Songwriting and Composition Department presents: A Live Realtime Webcast with KILL THE VULTURES (Crescent Moon & DJ Anatomy)…

McNally Smith Faculty Artist Performance Series Presents the Jazz of Story City

October 28, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music has announced the second installment of its Faculty Artist Performance Series with a concert featuring…

McNally Smith College of Music Launched the Faculty Artist Performance Series

October 7, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music launched its new Faculty Artist Performance Series with a concert featuring the school’s president Harry…

2008 Twin Cities Saxophone Day

September 23, 2008
Saxophone Day, presented by MacPhail Center for Music and McNally Smith College of Music, was your chance to come and…

McNally Smith’s Tech Instructors Go To School

September 23, 2008
Five of McNally Smith’s Tech Departmentinstructors recently attended a week-long training session with Digidesign’s top trainers.  Christopher Blood, Scott Malchow,…

McNally Smith River Rock’s Festival

September 17, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music is pleased to announce the line-up for its bigger and better late summer outdoor entertainment…

Hip Hop Icon Ice Cube Announces Scholarship Winner

September 12, 2008
Ice Cube, the legendary hip hop icon, visited McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN, today to announce…

Video : Street Music, RNC

September 2, 2008
Visit our podcast to see videos from the events at McNally Smith College during the Republican National Convention and Takin’…

McNally Smith Students are: “Takin’ it to the Streets!”

August 13, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music had a presence of its own during the week of the Republican National Convention in…

McNally Smith Celebrates Student Interns

August 12, 2008
McNally Smith’s latest group of student interns turned in another stellar performance representing the college’s music business, production, and performance…

Jazz Greats the Yellowjackets with Mike Stern Visit McNally Smith

July 7, 2008
On June 11, the legendary Yellowjackets performed and gave a clinic at McNally Smith College of Music for an audience…

Three Summer Programs Keep the Music Hot at McNally Smith

July 7, 2008
“Your Future In Music” Summer Music Camp plus guitar and jazz workshops will be led by accomplished McNally Smith faculty…

mtvU Enrolls at McNally Smith!

June 25, 2008
To learn more about mtvU and the exclusive opportunities available to McNally Smith students download the official press release.

Attention! Summer 2008 Graduation Ceremony Cancelled

June 5, 2008
Students who are eligible to graduate this summer will be invited to participate in the fall ceremony on Saturday, December…

Career Center : Internships

May 22, 2008
This summer we have 23 interns from McNally Smith that are spending their time both locally and out of state.…

New Degree Starting this Fall 2008

May 15, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music now offers a Bachelor of Science in Music (Music Producer) degree program.  In today’s ultra-competitive…

Summer Music Camp!

May 14, 2008
“Your Future in Music” Date:  August 4-9, 2008 Registration Deadline:  July 15, 2008 (Discount applies if registered prior to June…

Summer Jazz Workshop!

May 14, 2008
This five-day workshop is open to musicians of all skill levels, offering an immersion in jazz music and improvisation. Students…

Summer Guitar Workshop!

May 14, 2008
Experience life as a musician while receiving professional guitar training at McNally Smith College of Music’s Summer Guitar Camp Workshop.…

History Theatre and McNally Smith College of Music to Host “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” During the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul

May 10, 2008
The History Theatre and McNally Smith College of Music announced today that they will be host to “The Daily Show…

Spotlight – Joe Mabbott

May 9, 2008
Twin Cities hip-hop group Atmosphere’s new release When Life Gives You Lemons . . .  debuted at the #5 spot…

GRAMMY Career Day

May 9, 2008
More than 300 Minneapolis/St. Paul area high school students recently gathered at McNally Smith College of Music to meet with…

Producer and Engineer Ed Cherney

May 1, 2008
Ed Cherney, Grammy award-winning record producer/engineer especially known for his work with such prominent recording artists as the Rolling Stones,…

High School Rocks, Battle of the Bands

April 30, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music recently mastered a compilation CD of bands who participated in the second annual High School…

ANNOUNCING: 2008/2009 Scholarship Recipients

April 22, 2008
We are pleased to announce the recipients of our scholarship awards.  As we receive many applications from deserving students, we…

Artist & Industry Seminar

March 5, 2008
Tom Kenny, Group Editorial Director for MIX MAGAZINE spoke at McNally Smith College of Music. Tom lent the students some…

Chris Osgood is new Vice President for Organizational Development

March 5, 2008
McNally Smith College of Music President Harry Chalmiers announced today that Chris Osgood will join the college as Vice President…

McNally Smith Attends NAMM Show in Anaheim

January 31, 2008
A delegation of four McNally Smith College of Music representatives recently attended the 2008 NAMM Show, catching up on the…

McNally Smith College of Music Announces New Bachelor of Science in Music Degree (Music Producer)

January 14, 2008
Watch the series here! On January 14, 2008, McNally Smith College of Music Dean of Academic Affairs, Cliff Wittstruck, Dean…

The All-Star Scholarships!

January 1, 2008
Note: The following scholarships have been replaced and are no longer offered. For a current list of scholarships offered by…

McNally Smith College Adds SSL Duality Consoles

December 13, 2007
McNally Smith College of Music has chosen a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality console as the centerpiece for each of…

McNally Smith College of Music – Podcasts!

December 10, 2007
McNally Smith’s podcasting class writes, records, produces, and finalizes all the podcasts you see here. Check them out! Fall 2007…

McNally Smith Goes to the AES Show in NYC

December 10, 2007
McNally Smith College had a huge presence at the Audio Engineering Society’s 123rd Convention in New York City, October 4th…

2008-2009 Scholarship Applications Now Available!!

December 10, 2007
The scholarship information has now been updated for the upcoming school year.  This includes the All-Star Scholarship programs – Diana…

McNally Smith’s 2007 Holiday CD The Gift of Hope benefitting the Minnesota AIDS Project is now on sale.

December 7, 2007
The Gift of Hope is the fifth annual holiday CD performed and produced by students and faculty of McNally Smith…

It’s That Time of Year…

December 1, 2007
McNally Smith students, instructors, alumni, Registrar, Chairs, President, and Co-Founder joined their musical talents to create this spectacular compilation. This…

McNally Smith Career Day Features Top Mastering Engineer

November 29, 2007
Legendary master engineer Chris Bellman took time out of his busy schedule at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles to…

Holiday Performance

November 29, 2007
December 1, 2007 is World Aids Day. McNally Smith College of Music will perform from 12:00-4:00PM at the Rotunda in…

McNally Smith Blood Drive

November 26, 2007
Monday, December 3rd 11:00am-2:00pm Memorial Blood Centers’ “Blood-Mobile” is coming to McNally Smith to give you the opportunity to kick-off…

Interns in Hollywood, CA

November 15, 2007
The Career Center offers opportunities to upper semester students to study in real world environments. This type of learning is…

Career Center Updates!

November 15, 2007
The Career Center works hard to find the best career and internship opportunities for McNally Smith students and alumni. Take…

The Volunteers Army Band at McNally Smith

October 8, 2007
The Volunteers is the United States Army’s premier touring show band. The Volunteers, formed in 1981, is a six-piece band…

MSCM mixes with LA Music Industry

September 10, 2007
McNally Smith College of Music hosted its 1st annual Summer Internship Wrap Party and celebrated a sensational evening of success…

McNally Smith Minnesota Music Fesitval!

September 5, 2007
Minnesota has been a breeding ground for phenomenal musicians.  From the relatively unknown to international superstars, the Land of 10,000…

Welcome from President Harry Chalmiers

September 5, 2007
Parents and Students: The world of contemporary music is rapidly changing, and it is our mission to prepare our students…

McNally Smith Summer Internships!

July 16, 2007
Five McNally Smith students packed up and set out for the west coast this summer to expand their knowledge and…

Monday Night Vocal Workshop

July 9, 2007
For working and/or non-working singers who want to further their skills as a musician, try new ideas, and discover their…

McNally Smith Student Studies Music in Germany

March 26, 2007
Alex Born is a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance student from the Twin Cities and this will be his…

McNally Smith Student Ensembles Win Big in Eau Claire

March 6, 2007
Everyone, Please join me in congratulating our Jazz I, Creative I, and Fusion ensembles for their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd…

McNally Smith Outreach Visits Local Area Schools

February 25, 2007
McNally Smith College of Music currently offers Outreach Clinics that can be designed to fit the specific educational program at…