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.
Why Study Music at CSB+SJU?
- 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 and SJU students are in music classes or ensembles each semester.
- 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).
Meet the Profs
While committed to teaching and creating music, the music faculty are also accomplished performers.Faculty
Be in the Know
Application to the Music Major, Student Handbook, Music Library Resources, Student Performance SeriesProspective and Current Student Resources
Life as a Music Major
Educating all students (not just majors and minors) through music courses, ensembles, and lessons.Learning Outcomes
Scholarship Application Information
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University invite incoming musicians to apply for a music scholarship recognizing their musical abilities. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must first apply and be accepted for admission.
Scholarship Compliance Letter
Music scholarship compliance requirements.
Music Majors After Graduation
Music Department News
Echoes of the Divine:
A Dialogue between Jewish and Christian Musical Traditions
Concerts and Conversations with Amy Grinsteiner (piano), Thomas Schönberg (cello), and David Jordan Harris (moderator)
Thursday, March 16
Monday, April 3
Thursday, April 20
7:30 p.m., Chapel in Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
These concerts are free and open to the public.
Saint John’s Abbey featured on PBS NewsHour:
‘Monastery invests in craftsmanship by expanding its hand-crafted pipe organ’
Pipe organs have a storied history throughout Western civilization, but demand for the king of instruments has seen a steady decline in recent decades. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one attempt to change that.
Sunday, April 16, 7 p.m., Auditorium & Humphrey Theater, SJU
Woodwind, Brass, String Chamber Ensembles and Percussion Ensemble
Monday, April 24, Escher Auditorium, CSB
6 p.m., Percussion Ensemble
7:30 p.m., WBS Chamber Ensembles
Featuring Chamber Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Choir
Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, SJU
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 p.m., Escher Auditorium, CSB
Sunday, April 30, 4:00 p.m., Brother Willies Pub, SJU
Jazz Ensemble and Combo
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., Brother Willies Pub, SJU
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium, CSBMore Events
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
Chair, Music Department
CSB BAC A119
SJU Music 106
Coordinator, Music Department
CSB BAC A116
SJU Music 110