Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts

Private Music Lessons 

Summer Camps & Classes

Theatre Programs

Visual Arts



For all ages!

Join us and make music at The Playground

Join us and make music at The Playground

Children ages 4-7 years old are invited to join us on Thursday, Jan. 9th, 9:30am-10am at The Playground, Winona’s indoor park for an engaging music class. The class will be led by Minnesota Conservatory for Arts (MCA), new Music Explorers class instructor, Lindsy O’Shea.

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The Beauty Around Us, artwork by Heidi Bacon

The Beauty Around Us, artwork by Heidi Bacon

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), Galleria Valéncia at the  will feature “The Beauty Around Us” an exhibit by artist Heidi Bacon Jan.2- Jan. 31, 2020. The public is invited to the show’s opening reception with the artist on Saturday, Jan. 25th, 12:30-2 pm.  Visitors can expect to be wowed as they view painting of the Mississippi River, the falls in Mantorville, MN, a swan family, a coyote pouncing in the snow and a scene from Frontenac State Park.

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Change in Color Dance Auditions

Change in Color Dance Auditions

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold open auditions for it’s pre-professional dance company, The Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) 47th annual spring dance concert, Change in Color on Jan.18th at 3pm. Auditions are open and free to all intermediate and advanced dancers 13 years and older. Auditions are held at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center.

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7 Life Skills that can be gained in Theatre

7 Life Skills that can be gained in Theatre

Dramatic play and theatre classes not only prepare your child to step into the spotlight but they can also help your child’s development of life skills which will set them on a path for a successful life in which ever career they choose. Below are just 7 of the important life skills children can gain by participating.

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What are you interested in today?

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

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


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

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

9 a.m. - 12 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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