Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

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For all ages!

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is incredible! My children have truly enjoyed being part of the dance-arts community at MCA.  The instructors are skilled artists whose passion shows through as they deliver a developmentally-appropriate curriculum in a child-centered and caring way.  All families and community members are always welcome at MCA and encouraged to be part of the arts in Winona. Thank you MCA and MCA staff and volunteers.


MCA Parent

The MCA combos help me step out of my comfort zone and be with people outside my school.  And I got to play a new instrument. There is no pressure to be awesome, just do the best you can.


Jazz Combo Student

While attending the Winona Arts Camp I learned that I wasn’t shy after all!


8 Year-old Student

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Meet MCA Online

Meet MCA Online

The doors to our brick and mortar home, the Valencia Arts Center may be closed, however our dedicated staff and faculty are working hard to bring the arts, routine, and community right into your living room (or fill in the blank space in your dwelling). We hope that until we can meet again in-person that you will join us online.

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Update from MCA Regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19

Update from MCA Regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has made the decision to suspend face-to-face classes and large gathering for the near future due to the public health issue created by COVID-19.  As an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of MN, Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts has been directed to follow suit to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. At this time all lessons, classes, and performances will be put on hold through May 8, 2020.

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What’s Happening in March at MCA

What’s Happening in March at MCA

We are really MARCHING into spring at MCA. If the warmer weather has you excited about getting out of the house look no further than these exciting classes and performances happening at MCA in March & April.  Also, check back soon for announcements about our May/June Session of dance & theatre classes and summer camps.

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MCA Jazz Combos Play to Benefit Food Shelf

MCA Jazz Combos Play to Benefit Food Shelf

Twenty-six jazz students from Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will perform a benefit concert for Winona’s Food Shelf, kicking-off MN FoodShare’s March Campaign on Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm. Admission is by freewill donation to the cause.

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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

E-Mail: mca@smumn.edu

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All in-person MCA programs and performances are cancelled through May 8, 2020 in a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Phone calls and emails will be responded to during this time.



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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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