Riverway Learning Community Art on display at MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that the walls in Galleria Valéncia at MCA are filled with artwork created by Riverway Learning Community students of art educator, Brianna Haupt. The variety of mediums used, subject matter and artistic techniques including monochromatic paintings (paintings consisting of different shades all of one color), Fauvist inspired self portraits, an Australian mask and creative color wheel designs make this exhibit unique and fun for all ages to view. 

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A Summer Rooted in Ballet, but so much more

A day at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts summer dance intensive

For three weeks each July, around 30-38 dancers venture to the small but safe and beautiful river town of Winona, MN. These intermediate and advanced dancers who range in age from 11-22 years experience full days of dancing, attend professional music and theatre performances, and make friendships that last a lifetime. The Intensive is rooted in strong ballet technique, but offers a well-rounded dance education and opportunity to study with top notch artists.

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Christopher Mechell to give benefit concert

Dr. Christopher Mechell will present a classical piano benefit concert for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Saturday, March 9th at 6pm inside the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center. The community is invited to enjoy the works of Grieg, Liszt, and Brahms.

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Why not celebrate the freezing temperatures?

When you can’t beat’em, why not join them???? We know the weather is freezing, but we won’t let that bring us down and we hope we can help you celebrate too. For the 3rd year in a row MCA will hold the popular Frozen Dance & Art Adventure. The “Frozen” themed workshop invites boys and girls ages 3-5 and Kindergarten- 2nd grade to unleash their imaginations during this movie themed event. During the Feb. 9th workshop students will dance, craft, sing along to “Frozen” songs, and even meet and snap photos with Anna and Elsa.

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Need a Little Jazz Fix?

MCA is home to three jazz combos: the Duke, Dizzy, and Basie Combos. These combos are comprised of students ages 11-18 from the Winona area. The public is invited to hear these talented young musicians on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Academy Theatre in MN Conservatory for the Arts’ home, the Valencia Arts Center and on Sunday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Wellington’s Pub & Grill, 1429 W. Service Dr.

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DRC Classically Speaking Cast Announced!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to auditions on Saturday. We are so pleased to announce the 2019 cast of Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) production of Classically Speaking it is going to be a fabulous show. If you have been cast please do not forget to initial that you accept the role on the print out in the lobby at MCA or on the call board at SMU or let us know at if for some reason you cannot commit to the role(s) you have been cast. We look forward to seeing everyone (cast member & parents of those 18 and under) on Thursday, Jan. 24th at 7:00pm in MCA’s Academy Theatre at the mandatory meeting.

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Classically Speaking Cast Portal

This is a one-stop shop for Classically Speaking dancers and their families to view all of the Friday Fill-in’s, the rehearsal schedule and other important documents.

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New Contemporary Dance Class @ MCA

MCA is so excited to announce that we are offering a new class this winter. Intermediate/ Advanced Contemporary Dance will combine elements of modern, jazz, and classical ballet.

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Classically Speaking Dance Concert Auditions

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold auditions Jan. 19, 2019 at 3:00pm for the Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) spring production, “Classically Speaking”. The company is MCA’s pre-professional dance troupe, composed of intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13 and older.  Auditions are free and open to the public.

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Music Division Concert- Friday, Dec. 14

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts music division invites the community to a Music Division Concert, Friday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Academy Theatre inside Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts home, The Valencia Arts Center, located at 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN.

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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming



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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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