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Statement from MCA Managing Director Brady Plunger

Statement from MCA Managing Director Brady Plunger

I am writing today with a heavy heart. I'm sure that many of you reading this have heard about the future changes that Saint Mary's University has announced for the university's academic portfolio. These changes are substantial, and involve the future discontinuation...

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Finding Ourselves & New Connections in Expressive Arts

Finding Ourselves & New Connections in Expressive Arts

MCA’s Creative Aging classes, offered for adults 55+, are generously supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropies. Big thanks to E.A. Michelson for making this program a reality! Big shout out to MCA visual art instructor Brianna Haupt for taking on the planning and...

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Theatre for All this Summer at MCA

Theatre for All this Summer at MCA

Calling all actors, ages 7-18! The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is pleased to announce a summer musical theatre experience for youth ages 7-18 featuring Junie B. Jones: The Musical JR. Co-Directed by Brittany Splittstoesser and Megan Peterson, this production...

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New Health & Safety Code of Conduct

New Health & Safety Code of Conduct

Dear MCA community:  As many of you are aware, MCA has relaxed our masking guidelines in consultation with our partners at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and in keeping with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the...

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Having Fun and Learning in Percussive Music

Having Fun and Learning in Percussive Music

MCA’s Percussive Music classes, offered for adults 55+, are generously supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropies. Our partner, Benedictine of Winona, hosted this semester’s class at their Callista Court facility. Big thanks to both E.A. Michelson and Benedictine for...

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One Month In with the New Managing Director

One Month In with the New Managing Director

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts has a new Managing Director, and that person is me! My name is Brady Plunger. I began at MCA on January 10 and have been busy getting to know the staff and faculty, our partners at Saint Mary’s University, and some of Winona’s...

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A Summer Rooted in Ballet, but so much more

A Summer Rooted in Ballet, but so much more

A day at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts summer dance intensive

For three weeks each July, around 20-40 dancers venture to the small but safe and beautiful river town of Winona, MN. These intermediate and advanced dancers who range in age from 11-22 years experience full days of dancing, attend professional music and theatre performances, and make friendships that last a lifetime. The Intensive is rooted in strong ballet technique, but offers a well-rounded dance education and opportunity to study with top notch artists.

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Kids ages 7-18 are invited to step into the spotlight!

Kids ages 7-18 are invited to step into the spotlight!

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre will be back for the fifth year at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. Area students ages 7-18 are invited to join the cast of “The Wizard of Oz”. Any student registered will be cast in this week-long production. No prior theatre experience is required. All cast members are required to participate in the audition process on April 25 to determine their role. Cast members MUST be available for rehearsals Monday- Friday, 4-8:15 p.m. and performances on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. Performances are in MCA’s Academy Theatre at the Valéncia Arts Center.

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Creative Aging: Expressive Arts

Creative Aging: Expressive Arts

Would you like to use art as a form of self expression? This 8 week session will be great for the artistically curious to find out more about themselves.

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Paquita Paella Cast Announced

Paquita Paella Cast Announced

Thank you so much to everyone who came to auditions on Saturday. We are so pleased to announce the 2022 cast of Paquita Paella. If you have been cast please do not forget to initial that you accept the role on the print out in the lobby at MCA or on the call board at SMU or let us know at mca@smumn.edu if for some reason you cannot commit to the role(s) you have been cast. We look forward to seeing everyone (cast member & parents of those 18 and under) on Wednesday, Jan. 26th, 57:30pm in the Academy Theatre at the mandatory meeting.

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LOCATION & CONTACT

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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OFFICE HOURS

Winter 2022 Hours (Jan. - Mar. 26)

Monday- Thursday- 8am-6:30pm

Friday- 8am-3pm

Closed April 15th & 18th

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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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