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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.

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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 Recital: Allison Meinecke & Jacob Kempenich
February 25, 2017, 8:00 PM, SBH Theater

Orchestra
February 26, 2017, 2:00 PM, Escher Auditorium

Symphonic Band
February 27, 2017, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combos
March 1, 2017, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Men's Chorus Welcome Back Concert
March 13, 2017, 8:00 PM, Great Hall

Faculty Piano Recital - Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
March 19, 2017, 4:00 PM, Escher Auditorium

Chamber Choir
March 26, 2017, 2:00 PM, Great Hall

Opera Workshop: A Game of Chance by Seymour Barab, The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti, and Highlights from Princess Ida by Gilbert & Sullivan
March 30, 2017, 8:00 PM, SBH Theater
March 31, 2017, 8:00 PM, SBH Theater
April 1, 2017, 2:00 PM, SBH Theater
April 2, 2017, 2:00 PM, SBH Theater

Student Recital: Samuel Hassel
April 1, 2017, 2:00 PM, Large Ensemble Room, CSB

Women's Choir
April 2, 2017, 2:00 PM, Sacred Heart Chapel

Goldberg Variations Performance Project
Dr. Edward Turley and Dr. Amy Grinsteiner, piano

Avon Elementary - Mr. Harmon's 5th grade class
April 9, 2017, 4:00 PM, SBH Theater

Percussion Ensemble
April 9, 2017, 7:30 PM, Escher Auditorium

Student Recital: Maria Baumann & Madelaine Padula
April 22, 2017, 1:00 PM, SBH Theater

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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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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.