MCA Student Lock-in

On August 26th, 2017, there will be a MCA Student Lock In that will run from 6 pm until 9 am the next day. All MCA students from the past year from all divisions (music, theatre, dance & visual arts) are invited to attend and bring 1 guest, if they wish!

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MCA Fall Open House

The open house is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet instructors and administration, ask questions about classes or attire, tour the facility, get fitted for shoes, register for classes and enter prize drawings.

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Art Giveaway for Kids

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 4:30-6:30pm the community is invited to come to the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts to explore “Echoes” an art exhibit in Galleria Valencia by Dan Eastman and then pick out and take home your favorite piece to hang in your bedroom! This is a special opportunity for children ages 4-12 thanks to the generosity of the artist. Mr. Eastman has donated over 50 original works and will let children choose their favorite piece to take home so that they can see and touch it as much as they want! (Something children are often discouraged to do with art!)

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Dance Conferences with Tammy Schmidt

MCA Director of Dance, Tammy Schmidt has set aside time to speak personally with dancers and a parent to discuss your dance goals to make sure you are on the right path to reach them and answer questions you may have about MCA’s dance levels, dancing in college and professionally, or other opportunities in the dance world.

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New Partnership brings Arts to the Winona YMCA

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is so excited to announce that we will be partnering with the Winona YMCA this summer. We will be bringing our top notch instructors, curriculum, and teaching tools on-site to the YMCA (207 Winona Street, Winona, MN) to offer new opportunities for members of the community to explore the arts. YMCA staff is even able to offer chaperones to aide younger children in getting to and from YMCA Childcare and other Y programs to these camps which will allow parents to work-out during this time.

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Schmidt Accepted to Prestigious Ballet Teaching Certification Program

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is proud to announce that MCA Director of Dance, Tammy Schmidt is 1 of 15 instructors selected to attend American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) National Training Curriculum program in New York City this August to become an ABT Certified Teacher for Pre-Primary- Level 3.

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2017 National Tap Dance Day Celebration

Each year tap celebrations are held throughout the nation in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity celebrate right here in Winona! Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), beginning through advanced tappers will be highlighted in this free performance in the Figliulo Recital Hall on the Saint Mary’s University Campus. The performance is Sunday, May 21st at 7:00 p.m.

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Saint Mary’s Students Unite in Dance Concert

By: Brenna Wermers, Saint Mary’s University of MN Journalism Student
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and Saint Mary’s University (SMU) Department of Theater and Dance proudly present the Dance Repertory Company in Deeply Rooted Dance: Celebrating our Connections.

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Community Portrayed Through Dance

By: Brenna Wermers, Saint Mary’s University of MN Journalism Student
A love for the arts is what drew Tammy Schmidt to Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. Schmidt has been at MCA since 1999 and has worn many different hats throughout the years. As the Artistic Director for MCA’s Dance Repertory and choreographer, Schmidt has been a key player in the Deeply Rooted production.

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

Phone: 507-435-5500
Fax: 507-435-5507


January - May 2017

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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