Turn your musical achievements and commitment into a scholarship award.
Hamline's musical ensembles offer students a chance to find where they fit best.
Find your best fit as a musician in one on one auditions.
Many departments at Hamline utilize music to understand world cultures
Music is everywhere at Hamline. Students walking around campus will find concerts in Sundin Music Hall, musicals in Anne Simley Theatre, impromptu jam sessions, open mics, perhaps even the sounds of the Indonesian Gamelan floating over the air. Music is an essential part of the liberal arts experience and is fostered by Hamline's music faculty, all of whom use their experiences as professional musicians to mentor their students.
“So long as the human spirit thrives, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.”- Aaron Copland
Students are encouraged to participate in ensembles, shows, and small groups such as jazz combos or chamber music ensembles. Music activities, ensembles, lessons, and courses are open to all students, regardless of their major. The Music Major provides students with a choice of concentration in Performance or Musical Arts.
Some of our majors continue their music studies in graduate work in highly ranked programs, for example, at the University of Southern California, Berklee College of Music, and Tufts University. Music Department alumni pursue careers as performers, teachers, composers, arts administrators, audio engineers and church musicians.
Sundin Music Hall is home base for Hamline musicians. Student performers benefit from the hall's beautiful acoustics, the use of Steinway and Yamaha grand pianos, web-streaming and full recording capability. The Sundin calendar provides rich listening opportunities through its diverse concert schedule of visiting artists and ensembles.
Due to Hamline's central location in the Twin Cities, students have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of musical communities and opportunities. The Music Department's commitment to historical, theoretical, and cultural studies is coupled with learning opportunities beyond the classroom including study abroad, internships, and individual research.
Prospective students who wish to apply for music scholarships will first need to apply online. A select group of applicants will be chosen to audition with the Music Scholarship Selection Committee in Sundin Music Hall.
In order to be placed in the ensemble, piano studio, or voice studio that best fits each musician, new students are invited to sign up for auditions at the beginning of the semester.
Dr. Yali You discusses what makes the Hamline Orchestra so special.
Take a look at the Musical and Opera class offered in January.
The A Cappella Choir will be performing on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. at Centennial United Methodist Church.
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel has been cancelled because of injury to the artist's hand. Anyone who has purchased a ticket will be contacted by the Sundin staff.
Professor of Music Janet Greene performs in 8 Bagatelles for Clarinet Trio by Twin Cities composer Sarah Miller on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall. The Bagatelles will be accompanied by projections of the sculptures and paintings from the Weisman Art Museum that inspired the music.
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