News Archive

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!”

Read more about the album and where to purchase.

Organ Blessing, Presentation and Performance

September 18-19, 2021

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!

Music Exploration Day

The CSB/SJU Music Department invites high school students with a passion for music (Major, Minor, & Non-majors!) to attend our Music Exploration Day. 

Friday, April 21, 2023
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
Chair, Music Department


SJU Music 106

Kelly Brueske
Coordinator, Music Department


SJU Music 110