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Dr. Edward Turley
Department Chair
Music Department

CSB BAC A119
320-363-5717

SJU Music 112
320-363-2132

Featured Alumnae/i profiles

Jennie Planer '08 is a band director for grades 5-12 in the Crosby-Ironton District. Read more.

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.

Hear from more music alums.

Music Department

Find your music within

Our Music Department offers opportunities to student musicians across all disciplines — taught by exceptional faculty in world-class facilities. Together, we prepare dynamic leaders for the modern musical community.

Music is for everyone — not just Majors!

Music Scholarships

Overview of Program

  • Music Major with concentrations in Music Education (Instrumental or Vocal), Performance, Composition, Liturgical Music, and Music Studies
  • Outstanding musical facilities for performance and pedagogy
  • Excellent music library collection
  • Successful graduates
  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Program Highlights

  • Outstanding faculty of practicing musicians.
  • Student ensembles tour nationally and internationally.
  • Many opportunities to double major.
  • Workshops in popular music topics such as song writing and composing for video games.
  • A quarter of all CSB/SJU students are in music classes or ensembles each semester.

Upcoming Events

Student Voice Recital - Matthew Kiminski & Madelaine Padula
November 19th, SBH Theater, 2:00 pm

Chamber Winds
November 20th, Escher Auditorium  7:30 pm

Christmas at St John's
SOLD OUT - see link

Celebrating the Season
December 2nd,  Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, 8:00 pm

All College Choir
December 3rd, Great Hall  2:00 pm

Piano Masterclass - Dr. Herbert Johnson
December 3rd, SBH Theater, 4:00 pm

Jazz Ensemble & Combos
December 4th, Gorecki Family Theater   7:30 pm

Chamber Strings
December 5th, Gorecki Family Theater   7:30 pm

Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band
December 6th, Escher Auditorium  7:30 pm

Student Piano Recital - Emily Dech
December 9th, SBH Theater, 2:00 pm

Orchestra 
December 10th, Escher Auditorium  2:00 pm

Student Voice Recital - Cody Ewald & Mary Lara
December 10th, SBH Theater, 4:00 pm

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

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Contact Us

Dr. Edward Turley
Department Chair
Music Department

CSB BAC A119
320-363-5717

SJU Music 112
320-363-2132

Featured Alumnae/i profiles

Jennie Planer '08 is a band director for grades 5-12 in the Crosby-Ironton District. Read more.

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.

Hear from more music alums.