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CSB/SJU Music Department Student Handbook

Beginning the Music Major or Minor

Students wishing to major or minor in music should enroll in Comprehensive Musicianship I, Musicianship Skills I, applied studies in a Major Instrument or Voice (227), and an ensemble in their first semester at CSB/SJU. While in some cases it is possible to complete the requirements of a music major beginning slightly later, it is much easier if one begins immediately. Music minors have more flexibility, but the department still recommends beginning in the first year.

The Music Major

The Music Minor

Applied Lessons

Priority for applied lessons will be given to those students who have declared, or are seriously considering a major or minor in music. It is recommended that students receive permission from the instructor prior to registration. If you are unable to obtain applied lessons, please note that we offer other courses which provide opportunities for musical instruction and involvement. These classes include class voice, class guitar, class piano and a variety of ensemble organizations.

Music Scholarship Compliance Statement

Useful Information

Student Opportunities Outside the Department

  • Performance Opportunities
    • Amadeus Chamber Orchestra
    • St. Cloud Symphony
    • Heartland Symphony Orchestra
    • Willmar Symphony
  • Competitions
    • NATS Competition (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
    • Schubert Club Competition
    • St. Cloud Symphony Young Performers Competition
    • St. Cloud Symphony Young Composers Competition
    • Duluth Symphony Young Composers Competition
    • Thursday Musical Scholarship Competition
    • Wamso Young Artist Competition
  • Organizations
    • ACDA (American Choral Director's Association)
    • NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
    • NAfME (National Association for Music Education)

Musical Performances - Concert Life

Music Faculty

New Students

We recommend reading the relevant portions of this handbook before coming to campus. Look into checklists for your major/minor as well as applied lesson information and studio.

Returning Students

Please look over this handbook to check up on requirements regarding ensembles, recitals, and anything else that has become relevant to your degree.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Dr. Edward Turley
CSB - BAC A119, ext. 5717 (Mondays, Wednesdays, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month)
SJU - SBH MU205, ext. 2509 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month)
Email: [email protected]

Department Coordinator: Deedee Harkins
CSB - BAC A116, ext. 5796 (Mondays, Wednesdays, 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month)
SJU - SBH MU110, ext. 3371 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month)
Email: [email protected]

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