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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 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
  • Apply to McNally Smith for FREE — $75 value!
  • Enter to win a 64GB iPad Pro!

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


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

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

12:00–12:30 p.m. Campus Tour

12:30 p.m. Lunch in the Sound Bite Café, featuring performances by student ensembles

12:30 p.m. Residence Hall Tour

12:30–1:00 p.m. Campus Tour

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

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

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

2:15–2:45 p.m. MN Based High School Junior/Seniors: Apply for P.S.E.O. for FREE Tuition — $25,000 value

2:45–3:00 p.m. Grand Prize Drawing for 64 GB 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.


Click here for maps and directions.