February 8, 2023 For the second time in four years, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Wind Ensemble has reached the pinnacle national honor for a program of its size.
Music Department News 2021-22
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!”
Peter Johnson – Selected Composer for Summer Olympics and Special Olympics 2021!
Peter 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.