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Minnesota Music Students To Play With Midwest Jazz Band

Minnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.

04/14/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Winter Jazz Blast’ Festival For H.S. Jazz Bands

Escape the cold with some hot jazz performed by some of Minnesota’s best high school bands at the 2nd Annual Winter Jazz Blast.

01/08/2014

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McNally Smith To Host 2014 Grammy Camp

McNally Smith College of Music will present Grammy Camp in St. Paul next summer. The camp is the Grammy Foundation’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students. McNally Smith is one of four host sites in 2014.

11/16/2013

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Local Music Tap: McNally Smith Makes ‘Best College For Vets’ List

Military Times Edge magazine has named St. Paul’s McNally Smith College of Music one of the best colleges for veterans.

10/03/2013

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Movie Blog: Sound Unseen Announces 2013 Fest Slate

This November, one of the most hotly anticipated local festivals will open with Hüsker Dü and close with The National, with appearances by The Descendents, Peaches, Madlib & MF Doom, Cloud Cult, Tapes N’ Tapes, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Doe from X, and many more in between.

10/01/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Lowertown Guitar Fest’ Kicks Off This Weekend

In what they are calling the “first-ever guitar-centric fest,” McNally Smith College of Music will be hosting the Lowertown Guitar Festival on Aug. 10. The festival’s goal is simple: celebrate one of America’s most beloved instruments – the guitar – and the musicians who play it.

08/06/2013

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St. Paul Music College To Host Guitar Festival

McNally Smith College of Music will host the inaugural Lowertown Guitar Festival in downtown St. Paul next month. The free day of live music will take place Aug. 10 in Mears Park.

07/20/2013

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State Dept. Sends Minn. Hip-Hop Artist To Africa

The U.S. State Department is sending a Minnesota hip-hop artist to Africa as part of a cultural exchange program.

05/04/2013

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Best Places For Guitar Lessons

Regardless of taste in music, age or ability, you can find guitar lessons that fit your needs.

01/31/2013

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Deepwinter Bonfire Shakes Up Season In St. Paul

Minnesotans have a chance to shake off their winter blues next weekend in St. Paul.

01/12/2013

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2012 Sounded Good: The Best Breakout Music Acts In Minnesota

Read on for the five best acts to break out in the white-hot Twin Cities music scene in 2012.

12/27/2012

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Chinese Students To Study Hip-Hop In St. Paul

Soon students from China will trade places with students from St. Paul to learn about hip-hop music.

08/17/2011

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Sound Crawl Parade To Accompany St. Paul Art Crawl

A mix of electric marching guitars, high steppers and rappers will provide a musical kickoff to this weekend’s St. Paul Art Crawl.

04/29/2011

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Miss Minnesota’s Talent Spans Beyond 88 Keys

Minnesota has a well deserved reputation for being the birthplace of some gifted musicians. Bob Dylan and Prince are two superstars that come to mind.

03/22/2011

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New CD Features Minn. Music College Faculty

A new CD features some of the working musicians who teach at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul.

03/15/2011