Only 2 More Audition Opportunities for our 2018 SDI

Still interested in studying dance with us this summer during our 3-week boarding summer dance intensive that runs July 8-28? If you missed our live auditions in La Crosse, Minneapolis and Green Bay, do not fear. We have one more live audition on Sat. April 12th in Winona, 10am-Noon. Dancers who are unable to attend one of our live auditions are invited to send in a video submission.

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4 Reasons to take Private Music Lessons

There are so many fulfilling and educational camps, classes, and family activities to fill your summer with, but here are 4 of the top reasons why you should consider continuing or adding musical training to your summer plans for you and your children. 

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MCA Teams up with BetterYou Health & Fitness App

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is excited to be partnering with BetterYou Health & Fitness. BetterYou Health and Fitness is an App created right here in Winona which helps create a BetterYou by rewarding you for living holistically and discovering hidden gems/events in the community.

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What’s New this Spring & Summer at MCA

Looking to improve your health, happiness and well being? Lucky for you and your family we have plenty of options for you to engage in the arts. On March 15th, 2018, registration for our Spring/ Summer session opens and we hope you are excited as we are about our new offerings and the popular camps and classes that are returning. Below is a little peek at some of our new and or improved programs to look forward to, also don’t forget that you can save big bucks on our summer camps if you register by May 1.

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Registration Open for New 55+ Programs

Thanks to a generous grant from Aroha Philanthropies, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will offer 3 unique 8-week workshops for older adults ages 55+ in collaboration with the Winona Friendship Center. The workshops will be focused on painting, dance and a special intergenerational program in mulit-media art will welcome older adults and area youth to participate together. These free workshops will take place April 2018- November 2018.

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Shakespeare Workshop for Homeschoolers

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited partner with Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) to offer two exciting opportunities designed to transport area homeschool students into the world of Shakespeare and theatre. Join GRSF company member, Benjamin Boucvault, and Education Director Carrie Nath for a two hour, hands-on exploration of all things Shakespeare. Both workshops will take place at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center on Wed. March 21st

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Luck of the Irish Family Fun!

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. During the Luck of the Irish Workshop Families will meet a few of MCA’s Irish Dancers, learn a jig, create their very own rainbow Crayons and much more!

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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


The MCA offices will be closed March 30-April 2nd, 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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