We are proud of our award-winning groups, many of which have appeared at state, regional, national and international music conferences. Our ensembles perform in a variety of venues including O'Shaughnessy Auditorium (St. Paul) and Orchestra Hall (downtown Minneapolis). Taking pride in our innovative programming, UST ensembles have commissioned over 80 works by nationally recognized composers. Instrumental and choral ensembles perform with guest artists from around the country and abroad and regularly appear on commercial recording labels. Ensembles are open to all UST students by audition.
Free Elective Credit
Students earn free academic credit for ensemble participation (a tuition savings of $1,164.50/ensemble/semester).
Free Fine Arts Credit
Students may fulfill their UST Fine Arts Requirement free of charge by participating in a large ensemble for four semesters (a tuition savings of over $4,600).
Free Music Lessons
Freshmen enrolled in a large ensemble are also eligible for free 30-minute, one-credit music lessons on their performing instrument (a tuition savings of over $1,400).
* indicates large ensemble
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