Programs & Classes / Outreach

Teachers and Schools

Residencies

Let the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts bring your classroom or school project to life using the magic of the arts.  MCA has a talented and experienced team of inspiring teaching artists who can bring dance, music, theatre or visual art to you.  We have worked with physical education instructors on dance units and with english teachers to bring literature to life. Want to take a little field trip? Students will never forget a workshop at MCA’s home, the state-of-the-art Valencia Arts Center.  Residencies can range from a one day workshop to an on-going cumulative project. If you would like to arrange an MCA residency or for more information please contact Jamie at:  507-453-5501 or jschwaba@smumn.edu.

Art Gallery

Throughout the academic year different schools and organizations display works of their student artists. Galleria Valencia is open during the center’s office hours and while classes are in session. Stop by and enjoy the featured talents of local youth artists.

We still gallery space open for this year.  If you are an art teacher and would like to see your school’s artwork featured at MCA please contact Megan at: 507-453-5500 or mca@smumn.edu for details.  View the current Galleria Valencia Schedule.

Live Performances

Each year MCA offers a variety of live performances including Dance Concerts, Music Division and Jazz Combos Concerts, Theatrical performances and more. Many of these performances are free and open to the public.  Other performances including our annual Spring Dance Concert and biennial production of classic ballet, The Nutcracker  hold special abridged daytime matinees at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Page Theatre, designed for groups of young audience members and are offered at the discounted rate of only $3 per performance.  For information about matinee performances please visit the Page Theatre. A Nutcracker Education Guide for the Dance Repertory’s 2016 production includes a show description, activities and a list of cast members and schools they attend.

LOCATION

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

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

HOURS OF OPERATION

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

Wednesday
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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