Music Exploration Day at CSB+SJU

Register for Friday, April 21

Our music department offers opportunities to student musicians across all disciplines — taught by exceptional faculty in world-class facilities. Together, we prepare dynamic leaders for the modern musical community.


Why Study Music at CSB+SJU?

  • Outstanding faculty of practicing musicians.
  • Student ensembles tour nationally and internationally.
  • Many opportunities to double major.
  • Workshops in popular music topics such as song writing and composing for video games.
  • A quarter of all CSB and SJU students are in music classes or ensembles each semester.

Program Overview

Meet the Profs

While committed to teaching and creating music, the music faculty are also accomplished performers.


Be in the Know

Application to the Music Major, Student Handbook, Music Library Resources, Student Performance Series

Prospective and Current Student Resources

Life as a Music Major

Educating all students (not just majors and minors) through music courses, ensembles, and lessons.

Learning Outcomes

Music Scholarships

Scholarship Application Information

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University invite incoming musicians to apply for a music scholarship recognizing their musical abilities. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must first apply and be accepted for admission.

Scholarship Compliance Letter

Music scholarship compliance requirements.

Music Majors After Graduation

Music Department News

WE TourWind Ensemble

Dr. Justin T. Zanchuk, Conductor
Spring Performance Tour 2023
Simley High School

Saint Paul, MN, March 3

Duluth East High School

Duluth, MN, March 6

Alexandria High School

Alexandria, MN, March 7

Echoes of the Divine:

A Dialogue between Jewish and Christian Musical Traditions

Amy, Thomas, David

Concerts and Conversations with Amy Grinsteiner (piano), Thomas Schönberg (cello), and David Jordan Harris (moderator)

Thursday, March 16
Monday, April 3
Thursday, April 20

7:30 p.m., Chapel in Emmaus Hall, Saint John's University
These concerts are free and open to the public.

News Archive

Music Performances

Men’s Chorus

2023 Spring Tour
Dr. Bradley Miller, Conductor
Thursday, March 16

In concert with the Cotter High School Choir
St. Cecilia Theater – Cotter Schools, Winona, MN

Friday, March 17

In concert with Red Wing High School Ovation
Church of St. Joseph, Red Wing, MN

Saturday, March 18

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Rochester, MN

Sunday, March 19

In concert with the Buffalo High School choirs
Zion Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN

Chamber Choir

2023 Spring Tour
Dr. Bradley Miller, Conductor
Friday, March 24

In concert with the Brainerd High School A Cappella Choir
Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts – Brainerd High School, Brainerd, MN

Saturday, March 25

Mass of Anticipation
Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, March 25

Church of the Annunciation, Minneapolis, MN

More Events
Saint John’s Abbey featured on PBS NewsHour:

‘Monastery invests in craftsmanship by expanding its hand-crafted pipe organ’

Pipe organs have a storied history throughout Western civilization, but demand for the king of instruments has seen a steady decline in recent decades. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one attempt to change that. 

PBS NewsHour
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Amy Grinsteiner
Chair, Music Department


SJU Music 106

Kelly Brueske
Coordinator, Music Department


SJU Music 110