Music

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.

 

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/SJU students are in music classes or ensembles each semester.
 
 
 

Program Overview

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 Series

Prospective 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

Music Scholarships

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

All Keyed Up for Christmas

New Holiday Album from Amy Grinsteiner

Solo piano arrangements by Dennis Alexander.

“Unable to travel home to Montana for Christmas in 2020, I made a CD to send to my family of favorite arrangements by my former teacher, Dennis Alexander. The idea was to be able to be home with my family through music, even though I couldn’t be physically present. Mr. A and I hope you enjoy this album for many holiday seasons to come!”

Read more about the album and where to purchase.

News Archive

Check out our Liturgical music programs!

CSB/SJU has both undergraduate and graduate programs in Liturgical music.

Music Performances

Wind and Brass Chamber Concert

November 22, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 29, 7:30 p.m. Escher Auditorium

Christmas with Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s:
  • December 3, 8 p.m., The Abbey and University Church
  • December 4, 2 p.m., The Abbey and University Church
  • Ticket Information
More Events
Contact the Music Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
Chair, Music Department

CSB BAC A119
320-363-5717

SJU Music 116
320-363-3375

Kelly Brueske
Coordinator, Music Department

CSB BAC A116
320-363-5796

SJU Music 110
320-363-3371