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.


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

Peter Johnson – Selected Composer for Summer Olympics and Special Olympics 2021!

Peter JohnsonPeter Johnson, director of Jazz Ensemble, also composes for tv/commercial music. One of this years clients was NBC! NBC had special music commissioned for this year’s Olympics and Pete’s compositions were featured throughout the broadcast.

Listen to samples (one continuous track featuring several works composed).

Enjoy, and please join us in congratulating our very own!

Check out our Liturgical music programs!

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

Music Performances

  • Oct. 8, 8 p.m., SBH
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Contact the Music Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. David Arnott
Chair, Music Department


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Kelly Brueske
Coordinator, Music Department


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