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

Opera Workshop Performances
November 20 & 21, 2014, 7:30 PM, Colman Black Box Theater
November 22 & 23, 2014, 2:00 PM, Colman Black Box Theater

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert
November 23, 2014, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combos Concert
November 24, 2014, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Christmas at Saint John's*
December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM, Great Hall
December 6, 2014, 2:00 PM, Great Hall

Celebrating the Season*
December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM, Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis

Orchestra Concert
December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium

All College Choir Concert
December 7, 2014, 7:30 PM, Great Hall

String Chamber Ensembles Concert
December 9, 2014, 7:30 PM, Gorecki 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.