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Apply by Apr. 1 for summer term 2016

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

St. Thomas offers a variety of 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

A world-renowned faculty of practitioners and researchers offer lively and stimulating 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

Orff & Kodály Chapters of Minnesota

Graduate Scholarships

Upcoming Concerts & Events

Feb 13 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chapter Sharing with Minnesota Orff and the Kodály Chapter of Minnesota.

Feb 26 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A rowdy celebration of very contemporary, innovative, and avant-garde music for solo piano

Mar 11 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Matthew George and Dr. Douglas C. Orzolek, conductors

Mar 13 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Featuring arias performed by members of the UST vocal studios

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