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

MMEA Allstate Orchestra
August 4 - 9

Music Department Orientation
September 4, 2014, 4:15 PM BAC Recital Hall

 Faculty Recital: David Arnott, Viola & Amy Grinsteiner, Piano
September 14, 2014, 2 PM SBH

 Faculty Recital: Patricia Kent, Soprano, Carolyn Finley, Mezzo Soprano, & Edward Turley, Piano
September 25, 2014, 7:30 PM Escher

 Homecoming Concert Crawl featuring Alumni/a
October 3, 2014, 8:15 PM Abbey Church, Great Hall & SBH Theater

 Guest Duo Performance: Shannon Loehrke, Piano & Coca Bochonko, Viola
October 5, 2014, 2 PM SBH

 Wind Ensemble with Symphonic Band
October 8, 2014, 7:30 PM Escher

 Senior & Junior Recital: Kyle Lamb, Baritone & Karen Mize, Soprano
October 17, 2014, 7:30 PM SBH

Dennis Alexander Piano Festival & Competition
October 18


**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