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McNally Smith News 2009

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…