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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."

Welcome Class of 2020 and returning students!

  • Are you interested in auditioning for one of our vocal or instrumental ensembles? View audition requirements.
  • Theory Tutoring: Mondays at CSB from 5:30-6:30 pm and Wednesdays at SJU from 4:30-5:30 pm

Upcoming Events

2016-2017 Events coming soon!
Dennis Alexander Piano Festival and Competition
November 12, 2016, All Day at SJU

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

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.

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.

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Contact Us

Dr. Brian Campbell
Department Chair
Music Department

CSB BAC A119
320-363-5717

SJU Music 205
320-363-2509