Summer Music Camps

National Catholic Youth Choir

Celebrate 21 years of faith and beautiful music at National Catholic Youth Choir Camp and Concert Tour in 2022.  NCYC is a choir camp for Catholic youth. Eight days of friendship, spirituality, fun, and beautiful sacred music!

View the official NCYC website for more information.

Upper Midwest String Camp

The Upper Midwest String Camp is jointly sponsored by the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph and MNSOTA. This is the ideal summer program for 7th through 12th-grade students eager to develop their string playing through chamber music, string orchestra, and technique classes. There is no entrance audition; all students are accepted in the order in which they apply. On the first day of camp, teachers hear students play to assess their experience in order to divide students according to age and ability for daily orchestra and chamber group rehearsals. The faculty of distinguished artist-teachers is aided by a corps of outstanding college student teaching interns, making possible considerable individual attention. 

View the Upper Midwest String Camp page for more information.

2020-2021 MMEA All-State Orchestra and Choir Camps

High school musicians from across the state of Minnesota will gather on our two campuses to partake in a festival experience to celebrate being selected to perform in the 2020-2021 MMEA All-State Orchestra or All-State Choir. These students will be able to form connections with other student musicians from Minnesota, as well as explore their musical abilities in a positive environment throughout the week-long camps.

View the official MMEA website for more information.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
Chair, Music Department


SJU Music 106

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