The Upper Midwest Chamber Winds Symposium: June 3-5

Join us for a one-of-a-kind symposium with Imani Winds, America's premier wind quintet

Register for graduate classes

Degree, nondegree, and audit/workshop rates available

Ensemble scholarships available

Earn free elective credit by participating in our award-winning ensembles

Free music lessons for first year students

Learn if you qualify for the freshmen music option

The organs of St. Thomas

Explore the Kney, Noack, van Daalen, and Casavant organs

Undergraduate Music

The University of St. Thomas Department of Music offers a variety of undergraduate majors and minors to suit your academic and career goals. Students have the opportunity to study with widely acclaimed faculty and studio instructors who are well-known artists and teachers. Ensembles and music lessons are open to all students, regardless of year or major.‌

Majors in Music

We're dedicated to helpings students realize their full potentials in the development of their musical, artistic and career goals. 

Applicants who are considering a major in music must apply to the Department of Music.

Minors in Music

A minor in music is the perfect place for you to explore your interests in music and advance your skills and knowledge during your time at St. Thomas.


We are proud of our award-winning groups, many of which have appeared at state, regional, national and international music conferences. 

Graduate Programs in Music Education

St. Thomas' Graduate Programs in Music Education exist to raise the standard of music teaching in the United States by promoting artistic, intelligent, reflective and inspired music teaching at all levels of music instruction. A world-renowned faculty of practitioners and researchers offer lively courses filled with new ideas for the practicing teacher to incorporate into elementary and secondary curricula. Degree, nondegree and audit/workshop tuition rates are available. 

Master of Arts in Music Education

Designed for teachers by teachers, this program is ideal for practicing music educators seeking graduate study that combines theory and practice. Students take core courses and choose one of the following concentrations:

Doctoral Studies

The Ed.D. in Leadership with concentration in music education is a distinctive program that prides itself on artfully weaving theory with real-life application.

Certificate Programs & Professional Development

St. Thomas' graduate music certification programs are intended for students who want to increase professionalism and proficiency while keeping up with changes in the field of music education. Our certificate programs are aligned with industry-recognized standards and continuing education requirements.

Certificate offerings include:

‌Over fifty courses and workshops are offered year-round to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for music education practitioners. The nondegree enrollment option is designed for students who want to try graduate coursework before enrolling in the Master's program or for students interested in educational study leading to academic credit and a university transcript.

Graduate Course Schedule

UST Sampler II Release Party

Choirs to Present Unity Concert

Upcoming Concerts & Events

May 02 2016
Poster announcing the spring 2016 Chamber Winds concert

Monday, May 2, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A student and faculty music collaboration

May 05 2016
Digital poster advertising the May 2016 concert, A Better Way.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM

A musical celebration of unity co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center

May 06 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Level I recital

Festival Orchestra Concert to feature student soloists: Joel Anderson, Laurella Lutz, Troy Newlove, & Matt Wilson Poster announcing the spring 2016 Festival Orchestra concert