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MacPhail Names New Vice President for Advancement

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Aug 16, 2012
Minneapolis, MN

MacPhail Center for Music announced earlier this month that Jennifer Halcrow has accepted the position of Vice President for Advancement at MacPhail Center for Music.  Halcrow is returning to MacPhail, having served as the first Development Director from 1992-1997.

She brings a wealth of experience in both development and marketing, having served as Development Director at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Development Director at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and most recently, as Vice President of Advancement at Second Harvest Heartland. 

"I am very pleased that someone with Jennifer's background, skill set, and commitment to our mission is joining MacPhail to lead our Advancement effort, particularly at this time when we have ambitious plans to extend the reach and impact of our programs across the Twin cities, the state of Minnesota and the region," said MacPhail CEO Kyle Carpenter.

Halcrow has personally built and led individual and major gifts, legacy and corporate giving programs; developed and successfully led capital campaigns; developed communication strategies; re-designed web sites and has comprehensive experience in brand research and brand positioning. In this new role, Halcrow will have responsibility for the  Development and Marketing functions, overseeing all fundraising efforts at MacPhail, and assuming oversight of consistent and harmonized marketing, communication and messaging across the entire organization. 

“It is an honor to join MacPhail Center for Music,” said Halcrow. “As one of the original staff members who helped launch MacPhail to independence from the University of Minnesota, I have watched with delight as the board, faculty, staff and CEO Kyle Carpenter have built this into one of the country’s most vibrant community music schools. I am excited to support the innovative and excellent music instruction MacPhail offers through partnerships, programs and financial aid for music students of all ages and skill levels.”

About MacPhail Center for Music
Each year, MacPhail Center for Music opens its doors to more than 6,000 music students and community partnership/residency participants and reaches 19,000 audience members.  MacPhail offers instruction in more than 30 instrumental areas in the form of one on one lessons, group classes and lessons, and ensembles.  MacPhail’s offerings are diverse: from instruction in the classical tradition to pop songwriting, and rock and jazz performance.  MacPhail reaches young children with its Early Childhood Arts classes, one of the oldest and well respected programs in the nation.  MacPhail’s Suzuki Talent Education program, established in 1968, draws hundreds of students from the Twin Cities and beyond to the school each year.  The Prelude Program, designed for highly motivated and talented high school students, addresses young musicians’ interest in the music industry, performance and careers in music.  MacPhail also offers classes, ensembles and private music therapy to students with special needs.  MacPhail is an active collaborator with arts organizations, public schools and social service institutions in the Twin Cities and statewide, offering innovative clinics, residencies and seminars in music instruction and education.

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