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McNally Smith News 2010

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…