Dear MCA Community,

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 Friday, May 8, 2020. We will be continually reassessing the situation and recommendations from SMUMN and public health officials to find out the earliest but safest time we can return to regular programming. In the coming days we will be in contact with you about which programs will be rescheduled. In the cases where we are unable to reschedule we will be in contact about issuing a credit or refund.

For students who have upcoming performances past April 14, including those who are participating in the spring dance concert, Change in Color or the Valencia Chorale, we will be in contact soon with more details.

Thank you for your understanding during this unexpected situation. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and disruption in your arts education. 


Jamie Schwaba

Managing Director

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