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

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McNally Smith College of Music will host its Spring Open House this Saturday, February 4, 2012. The Open House gives prospective and current students, parents, and other visitors a chance to visit the school and meet with faculty, staff, and students. Featuring events taking place on- and off-campus, this year’s Open House offers everyone a piece of the McNally Smith student experience.

Open House Schedule:

Events begin at 10:00 a.m. and are held on the McNally Smith campus at 19 Exchange Street E. in downtown St. Paul.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Studio complex demonstrations in the McKern Complex
  • Departments represented in 2nd floor classrooms
  • Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Career Services, and Student Affairs represented in 1st floor atrium
  • Auditions: Contact your Admissions representative to schedule a time (651.361.3460)
  • Refreshments and performances in 3rd floor Sound Bite Café
  • Residence hall and campus tours


10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Presentations by Division Chairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Financial Aid, and Residence Life
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Faculty/student performance


10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Hip-Hop/Composition performance
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Hip-Hop demonstration
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Songwriting & Composition demonstration

Classroom Demonstration

10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.: Guitar master classes – bring your acoustic or electric guitar to this class, hosted by McNally Smith Guitar faculty. To register, email Guitar Department Head Joe Elliott (

People to See

Faculty and administration are available to visit with and answer any of your questions throughout the day. They can be found:

Admissions – 1st floor Atrium
Financial Aid – 1st floor Atrium
Housing – 1st floor Atrium
Student Affairs – 1st floor Atrium
Bass – Room 201
Liberal Arts – 202
Music Business – 204
Percussion – 207
Keyboard – 244
Strings – 244
Brass & Woodwinds – 226
Guitar – 228
Voice – 230
Music Production/Technology – McKern Studio Complex
Hip-Hop – McKern Studio Complex
Composition & Songwriting – Sound Bite Café

Guided Tours

Meet your tour guide (bright blue T-shirt) in the ground level lobby by the Tour sign.

Tours will depart at the times below:

10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Tours

Meet your tour guide (bright blue T-shirt) in the ground level lobby by the Tour sign.

Tours will depart at the times below:

12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.