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You’re Invited to Open House!

Thinking of a life in music? Take the next step and join us for Open House. Visiting our campus in person is the best way to see if McNally Smith College of Music is the right fit for your creative talents and career goals.

Open House Highlights

  • Learn about exciting careers in the music, media & entertainment industries
  • Hear top student ensembles perform
  • Participate in hands-on workshops and demos
  • Explore our state-of-the-art production studios and performance spaces
  • Meet with award-winning faculty and industry professionals
  • Tour our campus and Residence Halls in the heart of downtown St. Paul

Start Your Degree for FREE

Are you a high school junior or senior and a MN resident? Visit Open House and learn how you can earn college credits at McNally Smith for FREE thru Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) — upwards of a $24,000 value! 

Open House Schedule

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10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In

10:30–11:30 a.m. Open House Kick-Off Presentation

  • Evolution of the Music Industry & Emerging Career Opportunities
  • Student Performances
  • Alumni Success Stories & More

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Hands-On Workshops & Demos – Session I

  • Guitar: Improvisation & Solo Composition
  • Voice: Vocal Technique & Audition Preparation
  • Music Business: Trends, Tools & Opportunities
  • Music Production: Studio Complex Tour & Demonstration
  • Keyboard: Applied Theory Workshop
  • Composition & Songwriting: Composing for Modern Media
  • Hip-Hop Studies: Hip-Hop Production and Recording Demo & DJ Techniques

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Music Department Meet and Greet

  • Bass
  • Brass & Woodwinds
  • Percussion

12:00–12:30 p.m. Campus Tour

12:30 p.m. Residence Hall Tour

12:30–1:00 p.m. Campus Tour

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Live Performances in the Sound Bite Café

1:00–1:30 p.m. Campus Tour

1:30 p.m. Residence Hall Tour

1:30–2:00 p.m. Campus Tour

1:30–2:15 p.m. Hands-On Workshops & Demos - Session II

  • Music Production: Studio Complex Tour & Demonstration
  • Composition & Songwriting: Composing for Modern Media
  • Hip-Hop Studies: Hip-Hop Production and Recording Demo & DJ Techniques

1:30–2:15 p.m. Music Department Meet and Greet

  • Bass
  • Brass & Woodwinds
  • Keyboard
  • Music Business
  • Percussion

2:15–2:45 p.m. Submit your application for FREE — $75 value!

2:45–3:00 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing for 32GB iPad Pro — $800 value! 

3:00 p.m. Residence Hall Tour

Hotel and Parking Info

Special McNally Smith guest rates are available at many St. Paul hotels located near campus. Click here for hotel and parking information.

Directions

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