University of St. Thomas Music

University of St. Thomas Music Studying music at the University of St. Thomas provides first-class musical instruction within a broad-based, liberal arts tradition. The University of St.

Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive university that fosters a tradition of service to the public and an energetic, thoughtful approach to the challenges of contemporary life. Serving 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Thomas is located in Minnesota's Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Thomas is a Catholic, comprehensive university that fosters a tradition of service to the public and an energetic, thoughtful approach to the challenges of contemporary life. Serving 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Thomas is located in Minnesota's Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Mission: The mission of the University of St. Thomas Department of Music is to provide outstanding music instruction through our progressive curriculum, enabling students to realize their full potentials in the development of their musical, artistic and career goals. Our accomplished faculty provide and model musical and academic excellence while mentoring students in a creative environment, which in turn enhances the cultural, spiritual and intellectual life of the university and community. The mission of Graduate Programs in Music Education is to raise the standard of music teaching in the United States by promoting artistic, intelligent, reflective, and inspired music teaching at all levels of music instruction. Our work encourages a continual process of music education reform. We initiate programs that address practitioners' musical, intellectual, and professional needs. We value classroom practice, theory, and research equally in our quest to improve the quality of music education.

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Happy #tommietuesday, and #homecoming week! This is your reminder that one week from today, we will be hosting Sowah Men...
10/06/2020

Happy #tommietuesday, and #homecoming week! This is your reminder that one week from today, we will be hosting Sowah Mensah via Zoom for Music Convocation hour!
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#stthomasmusic #stthomascas #rolltoms #undergradmusic

So much #TommiePride for #StThomasChristmas! Thanks to Midwest Emmys and our wonderful partners at TPT - Twin Cities PBS...
10/05/2020

So much #TommiePride for #StThomasChristmas! Thanks to Midwest Emmys and our wonderful partners at TPT - Twin Cities PBS!

#musiced
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Happy #featurefriday, tommies! Today we are putting the spotlight on Taylor Casey, a junior music education major. Read ...
10/02/2020

Happy #featurefriday, tommies! Today we are putting the spotlight on Taylor Casey, a junior music education major. Read all about why Taylor loves #stthomasmusic!
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#stthomascas #rolltoms #musiceducation #undergradmusic

University of St. Thomas Music's cover photo
10/02/2020

University of St. Thomas Music's cover photo

We are happy to announce that Professor Ora Itkin will be teaching her Changemaking J-Term course again! In this class, ...
10/01/2020

We are happy to announce that Professor Ora Itkin will be teaching her Changemaking J-Term course again! In this class, students will learn how to effectively listen and develop skills for building relationships with yourself, others and the world. Registration begins this November! #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #changemaking #allforthecommongood #rolltoms

Guitar Ensemble has been working diligently on their repertoire, under the direction of Jared Waln! Welcome to the music...
09/30/2020

Guitar Ensemble has been working diligently on their repertoire, under the direction of Jared Waln! Welcome to the music faculty family, Jared. #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #rolltoms #guitarensemble #musicfaculty

Our next Orff Workshop is quickly approaching! Join Manu Durairaj as she explores culturally responsive teaching and col...
09/29/2020

Our next Orff Workshop is quickly approaching! Join Manu Durairaj as she explores culturally responsive teaching and collaborative learning.
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Register here: www.MNOrff.org
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#gradmusic #stthomasmusic #orffworkshop #orff

09/28/2020

Happy #musicmonday! Enjoy this snippet from orchestra rehearsal last week, and have a great week! #stthomasmusic #rolltoms #orchestra #undergradmusic #music #stthomascas

Hey tommies! We are pleased to announce our Fall Music Convocation hours, with guest presenters Sowah Mensah and Ahmed A...
09/25/2020

Hey tommies! We are pleased to announce our Fall Music Convocation hours, with guest presenters Sowah Mensah and Ahmed Anzaldúal. All students are welcome to attend via Zoom! #stthomasmusic #rolltoms #stthomascas #undergradmusic

09/23/2020
First Concert Choir rehearsal, Fall 2020

As part of #StThomasMusic's plan to keep students safe, we are taking #choir #rehearsal outside! For all those beautiful days when your #choirteacher wouldn't sacrifice #musicclassroom acoustics no matter how you pleaded to be out -- take that coronavirus!

#MusicEd University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences

The first #rehearsal for Symphonic Wind Ensemble looks a little different! We adjust our #musicclass to #keepstudentssaf...
09/22/2020

The first #rehearsal for Symphonic Wind Ensemble looks a little different! We adjust our #musicclass to #keepstudentssafe with bell covers, special masks to use while playing, and of course using plenty of space across the entire auditorium instead of just the stage. What are your #collegelifehacks?

09/21/2020
First Chamber Choir rehearsal, Fall 2020

So powerful to have #StThomasMusic safely back in community and #singing with the #choir!

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The #stthomasmusic professors were busy this past summer! Read all about our Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger, who helped record...
09/18/2020

The #stthomasmusic professors were busy this past summer! Read all about our Dr. Sarah Schmalenberger, who helped record a film score. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfVbZ3X3CZA&feature=youtu.be
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#stthomascas #rolltoms #undergradmusic #gradmusic #musicprofessor #musicfaculty

Wondering how to schedule your recital? Curious how socially distant recitals work? Check out our Undergraduate Music Ca...
09/17/2020

Wondering how to schedule your recital? Curious how socially distant recitals work? Check out our Undergraduate Music Canvas page for more information! #rolltoms #stthomasmusic #undergradmusic

Here's another faculty update for all of our #stthomasmusic fans! Over the summer, Dr. Cornett researched performace anx...
09/16/2020

Here's another faculty update for all of our #stthomasmusic fans! Over the summer, Dr. Cornett researched performace anxiety experiences and coping techniques of Turkish musicians. #rolltoms #stthomascas #musicfaculty #undergradmusic #gradmusic

Join us on FB Live THIS Sunday for Hieu Minh Truong's collaborative recital with international students! #stthomasmusic ...
09/15/2020

Join us on FB Live THIS Sunday for Hieu Minh Truong's collaborative recital with international students! #stthomasmusic #rolltoms #internationalstudents #stthomascas

Welcome back #StThomasMusic majors! It’s great to connect again, from a distance, at our annual picnic!
09/15/2020

Welcome back #StThomasMusic majors! It’s great to connect again, from a distance, at our annual picnic!

Read all about our first fall Orff Workshop with Beth Nelson! Register today! #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #gradmusic #or...
09/14/2020

Read all about our first fall Orff Workshop with Beth Nelson! Register today! #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #gradmusic #orff
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www.MNOrff.org

Today we remember September 11, 2001. We will never forget.
09/11/2020

Today we remember September 11, 2001. We will never forget.

Curious what our faculty have been up to this past summer? Here's an update about Dr. Kachian's socially distant, yet mu...
09/10/2020

Curious what our faculty have been up to this past summer? Here's an update about Dr. Kachian's socially distant, yet musical, summer! #rolltoms #musicfaculty #socialdistancing #stthomasmusic

Happy first day of classes, tommies! We are so excited for this new school year 💜 #rolltoms #stthomasmusic #stthomascas ...
09/09/2020

Happy first day of classes, tommies! We are so excited for this new school year 💜 #rolltoms #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #commongood

Since classes start tomorrow (woohoo!) this is our final #countdowntoclasses reminder to create a culture of care for th...
09/08/2020

Since classes start tomorrow (woohoo!) this is our final #countdowntoclasses reminder to create a culture of care for the #commongood! #rolltoms #stthomasmusic

It's #laborday, and we would like to emphasize our gratitude to our essential workers- from those in health care to educ...
09/07/2020

It's #laborday, and we would like to emphasize our gratitude to our essential workers- from those in health care to education, thank you!
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#stthomasmusic #rolltoms #happylaborday

Have some musical memories from the summer you'd like to share? Email us at music@stthomas.edu for a feature on our Face...
09/04/2020

Have some musical memories from the summer you'd like to share? Email us at [email protected] for a feature on our Facebook and Instagram! #stthomasmusic #rolltoms #musicaltommies #summer2020 #countdowntoclasses

As first-years conclude their move-in process, the Department of Music would like to welcome all incoming students to St...
09/04/2020

As first-years conclude their move-in process, the Department of Music would like to welcome all incoming students to St. Thomas. Oh, and good luck on your ensemble auditions! #stthomasmusic #rolltoms #stthomascas #musicensembles #fall2020

Hey, tommies! Here's another message from Dr. Johnson. We are so excited to see you all next week! #countdowntoclasses #...
09/03/2020

Hey, tommies! Here's another message from Dr. Johnson. We are so excited to see you all next week! #countdowntoclasses #rolltoms #stthomasmusic #fall2020

Hey #stthomasmusic fans! Check out this virtual concert we will be broadcasting on our Facebook Live in conjunction with...
09/03/2020

Hey #stthomasmusic fans! Check out this virtual concert we will be broadcasting on our Facebook Live in conjunction with the Office of International Students and Scholars. We are so excited to experience what our performers have in store! #rolltoms #stthomascas #internationalstudents

Music students- here's your #countdowntoclasses reminder to get on the Music Major/Minor Canvas page! #rolltoms #musical...
09/02/2020

Music students- here's your #countdowntoclasses reminder to get on the Music Major/Minor Canvas page! #rolltoms #musicaltommies #stthomascas #stthomasmusic

Curious about how much 6 feet is? Here's a graphic translating 6 feet into the length of instruments! #countdowntoclasse...
09/02/2020

Curious about how much 6 feet is? Here's a graphic translating 6 feet into the length of instruments! #countdowntoclasses #stthomasmusic #rolltoms

Happy #tommietuesday, everyone! Here's a message from Dr. J, our department chair, for your feed! #rolltoms #stthomasmus...
09/01/2020

Happy #tommietuesday, everyone! Here's a message from Dr. J, our department chair, for your feed! #rolltoms #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #fall2020 #departmentofmusic

Here's your #musicmonday reminder that music is a superpower, and can be used to help patients with memory loss and auti...
08/31/2020

Here's your #musicmonday reminder that music is a superpower, and can be used to help patients with memory loss and autism! #stthomasmusic #rolltoms

Happy first day of move-ins, Class of 2024! We are so excited to have you join the tommie community! #stthomasmusic #stt...
08/29/2020

Happy first day of move-ins, Class of 2024! We are so excited to have you join the tommie community! #stthomasmusic #stthomascas #rolltoms #classof2024

Happy #friyay, tommies! For our #featurefriday today, Kiersten Sloneker shares how her time at St. Thomas was special. #...
08/28/2020

Happy #friyay, tommies! For our #featurefriday today, Kiersten Sloneker shares how her time at St. Thomas was special. #stthomasmusic #rolltoms #undergradmusic #musiceducator

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Studying music at the University of St. Thomas provides first-class musical instruction within a broad-based, liberal arts tradition. Students graduate with a solid knowledge of music performance techniques, theory, history, literature and pedagogy.

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The faculty and staff of the Undergraduate and Graduate Department of Music are dedicated scholars and music professionals who attend to the student first, and are among the top of their peers in professional engagement. Our progressive curriculum and programming honor the traditions of the past, but are surely cutting edge in dealing with the present and looking to the future.

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Dr. Schons has a new piano student!
STEFANO GERVASONI President of the Jury Panel - NOTICE COMPOSITION COMPETITION Dear musicians, we are happy to publish the notice of the composition contest we are planning for the second year. The competition is renewed with the new name "Torre della Quarda", and it is enriched with new proposals. The link for the Notice is the following: http://www.ensemblenuovemusiche.eu/en/composition-competition-2018/
Faculty Recital, David Jenkins, organ and harpsichord Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 pm St. Mary’s Chapel, The Saint Paul Seminary Free, all are welcome! Music of Lefébure-Wély, Bach, Thomas, Handel, Messiaen, Kjell Mørk Karlsen
Organ Artist Concert this coming Sunday, 3 pm in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas! Dr. Kola Owolabi, University of Michigan, plays music of Muffat, Bach, Handel, Decker, Hampton, Duruflé and more. Free, reception follows.
Very proud of all of our MAME Graduates!