‌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 provide free credit and are open to all UST students by audition.

Ensemble Scholarships

Free Elective Credit
Students earn free academic credit for ensemble participation (a tuition savings of $1,121/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 $4,400).  

Free Music Lessons
Freshmen enrolled in a large ensemble are also eligible for free 30-minute, one-credit music lessons (a tuition savings of over $1,400).  

* Denotes large ensemble.  

Guitar Ensembles

  • Guitar Ensemble *
  • Small Guitar Ensemble

Keyboard Ensembles

  • Piano Ensemble
  • Accompanying Ensemble

UST Bands Program

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble *
  • Symphonic Band *
  • Brass Choir
  • Instrumental Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • The UST Chamber Winds

UST Choirs Program

  • Chamber Singers *
  • Concert Choir *
  • Festival Choir
  • Jazz Singers
  • Liturgical Choir *
  • Schola Cantorum
  • Women's Choir *

UST String Orchestra *

Other UST Ensembles

  • African Music Ensemble
  • New Music Ensemble (for pianists, singers and instrumentalists)
  • Popular Music Ensemble (for pianists, singers and instrumentalists)