2018 Cinderella Cast Announced

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Dance Repertory Company (DRC) is proud to announce the 2018 cast of Cinderella. As soon as possible dancers are asked to initial next to their name for each roll they will be accepting on the cast list posted near the front doors at MCA at or prior to the mandatory Dancer & Parent Meeting on Wed. Jan. 24th at 7pm at MCA.

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All the World is a Stage

You and your family are cordially invited to explore the delightful and intriguing world of theatre during Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ (MCA) “All the World is a Stage”, February Family Arts Academy workshop on Friday, Feb. 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm.

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Winter Weather Policy

Weather Policy: MCA follows the Winona Area Public school schedule, if WAPS school or after school activities are cancelled MCA will not hold classes, private lessons may be held dependent upon instructor and student agreement. One snow day is built into each session and is not required to be made up, but we make every effort to, depending on instructor and space availability. Make-ups will be communicated as soon as possible after the cancellation. We try when possible to email a notice to students in addition to posting it on our Facebook Page. In the event of instructor illness or other cancellation, MCA will communicate with students and families a makeup plan as soon as possible, or in some cases, a credit may be added to an account. We strive to answer all inquiries made during the workweek within 24-hours. All messages/emails left over the weekend or during a weather emergency will be answered the next business day. Our friendly office staff can be contacted at (507) 453-5500.

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4th Annual Winona Area Homeschool Show

The community is invited to view the Winona Area Homeschool exhibit now through the end of Jan. 2018 during regular business hours (Mondays & Tuesday 9am-7pm, Wednesdays 11:30-5:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays 9am-3pm and Saturdays 9am-Noon) or celebrate with the artists during a small open house celebration on Jan. 17th, 5:30-6:30pm.

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Guitar Master Class with Jeffrey Van

Master performer, composer, and former University of Minnesota professor Jeffrey Van will conduct a master guitar class for students of the classical guitar at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:15-1:45pm. 

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7 Benefits of Pre-Ballet

Most of us started dancing simply because we loved it. But did you know ballet provides more benefits to children than just joy of movement? Read on to learn about 7 of the benefits of participating in Pre-Ballet for young children.

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Alumni Returns to be the Prince at the Ball!

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is thrilled to announce that professional dancer and MCA/ Saint Mary’s University Alumni, Jarod Boltjes will be returning to Winona this spring to dance the role of The Prince in the Dance Repertory Company’s(DRC) production of the classical ballet Cinderella.

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Winter MCA Classes at the YMCA

YMCA Members and Winona area community members can now experience the same great quality and benefits of MCA programs at the Winona YMCA through a special partnership. Classes offered at the Y do not require previous experience and have been developed to encourage creativity, develop skills in the arts and foster life skills such as confidence and problem solving skills. For more information about these programs or to register please visit the YMCA Website.

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Time to discover, let us help you get your art fix!

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is busy preparing and providing you with opportunities to discover the arts through our #MCAontheGO Community Outreach events and performances. All of these opportunities are free unless otherwise noted and they are a great opportunity to get to know MCA and experience the arts on a shoestring budget. So grab your calendar and save the date for the amazing community events listed below that we will be a part of!

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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


Happy Holidays! The MCA offices will be closed Dec. 25, 2017- Jan. 1, 2018

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

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

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 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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