News Archive

WE TourWind Ensemble

Dr. Justin T. Zanchuk, Conductor
Spring Performance Tour 2023
Simley High School

Saint Paul, MN, March 3

Duluth East High School

Duluth, MN, March 6

Alexandria High School

Alexandria, MN, March 7

Congratulations CSB and SJU Wind Ensemble!

Selected to perform at the 2023 MMEA Midwinter Convention

3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2023

National honors becoming a habit for CSB and SJU Wind Ensemble

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!”

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!

Explore Music Opportunites on CSB+SJU Accepted Student Days! 

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

Music Immersion Experience Dates (starting at 1:20 p.m.). Select the date below to sign up!
February 19
March 15
March 25
April 5

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
Chair, Music Department


SJU Music 106

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