Music Department

No matter your interests— vocal or instrumental, jazz or classical—we have opportunities that will let you stretch yourself musically. We have the facilities, the environment and the community to support your musical interests. Our philosophy is "Find Your Music Within."

 

Upcoming Events

PASTICHE*
October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM, Stephen B. Humphrey Theater

ACDA - Men's and Women's Choir Festival*
October 25, 2014, SBH, Prep School & Abbey Church
Concluding Concert: 4:30 PM, Abbey Church (Tickets Available at the Door)

Women's Choir Concert
November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM, Sacred Heart Chapel

Senior Recital: Erin Takle, Soprano
November 2, 2014, 4:00 PM, Stephen B. Humphrey Theater

Percussion Ensemble Concert
November 3, 2014, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Exchange Recital: Steve Carlson, Piano
November 5, 2014, 7:30 PM, Stephen B. Humphrey Theater

NATS Competition
November 7 & 8, 2014, Saint John's University Campus

Senior Recital: Johnathan Rhodes, Bass/Baritone
November 9, 2014, 4:00 PM, Stephen B. Humphrey Theater

Senior Recital: Nancy Jo Goettl, Mezzo Soprano
November 9, 2014, 7:30 PM, Stephen B. Humphrey Theater


**All performances marked with an asterisk are ticketed events. Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office: (320) 363 - 5777**

Overview of Program

  • Accredited in 1992 by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Outstanding musical facilities, including one of the finest performing halls in the Midwest, several recital halls, an electronic music laboratory, numerous practice rooms on both campuses and an excellent music library.
  • Students perform in professional concert spaces.

Program Highlights

  • The CSB/SJU music ensembles tour regularly around the United States and the world.
  • Faculty members are highly credentialed, active, practicing musicians.
  • Through a decades-old partnership, the Minnesota Orchestra performs one time each year at the CSB Benedicta Arts Center.
  • More than half of our students are involved in one of our music programs or ensembles.

Hear from Our Alums

Peter Rothstein's '88 words of advice: "Do what you love. Your life will be ultimately richer because you live your passion."  Not only is this his advice, but his life motto. Read more.

"A day without music is like a black and white sunset." Read how Heidi Wolak-Faber '97 continues to fill her days with music more than 10 years after graduating.

Kraig Windschitl, a 2000 graduate says: "I wanted the sacred, historical, and performance aspects of music study. This was the perfect place for it." Read more about Kraig.

Hear from more alums of the CSB/SJU music department.

Contact Us

Dr. Brian Campbell
Department Chair
Music Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

bcampbell@csbsju.edu