The pursuit of a life in music can take many paths – performer, educator, composer, administrator, entrepreneur. Regardless of the career you seek, the Department of Music at the University of St. Thomas is dedicated to providing outstanding music instruction through our progressive curriculum, enabling students to realize their full potentials in the development of their musical, artistic and career goals.
Choosing to major in music at UST provides students with a distinct competitive advantage. Not only will you develop into an accomplished artist through the mentorship of master teachers, you will also acquire an exclusive skill set in creative thinking, unique brand identity, adaptability, problem solving, collaboration, and communication through UST’s creative environment and innovative curriculum. These skills can be applied in any range of careers, within or outside of music. The Wall Street Journal recently listed these traits as “must-have” job skills.
Located in Minnesota's vibrant Twin Cities, St. Thomas offers students a wide range of employment opportunities, cultural events, and volunteer opportunities. We are a campus connected to community to meet the thriving challenges of today. Serving more than 10,500 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Thomas is a thriving community that offers a personalized approach to your education.
UST Music rewards your talents and achievements. Each year we award over $150,000 in scholarships to new and returning music majors. Ensemble scholarships are available to all students regardless of major. Visit our Ensembles page to learn how you can earn free elective credit, free fine arts credit ($4,400 savings), and free music lessons ($1,400 savings) by participating in our award-winning ensembles.