Jack McNally

Jack McNally is founder and Chairman of the Board of McNally Smith College of Music.

Jack’s vision to start a music school began in 1985 while teaching at the MacPhail Center for the Arts, then a part of the University of Minnesota. Jack is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MSCM while continuing to be active as a guitarist and singer/songwriter.

Jack also sits on the Board of LTM, Learning Through Music, a non-profit organization dedicated to using music to change the way we teach in the public schools and the Advisory Board of Raw Toys, inspiring children and adults to see the world around them as a place full of raw materials used to solve problems.

Jack is past president of the Minnesota Music Academy, a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, NARAS, known for its GRAMMY awards and a recipient of the 2000 Outstanding Musicians of the 20th Century. In 1992 he was named to the Inc. 500 as chairman of one of the fastest growing organizations in the U.S. and is listed in the Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals.

He is a member of the Seaplane Pilots Association and loves to fly his 1948 Stinson on floats.