• Music at Hamline University

    “So long as the human spirit thrives, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.” (Copland)

    Music is an essential aspect of life at Hamline.  Its performance and study are central to the experience of the liberal arts.  Active involvement and leadership by students is emphasized through individual performance study, recitals, and ensemble concerts.

    Courses and ensembles are open to all, and students are encouraged to develop as complete musicians. In addition to historical, theoretical, and cultural studies, learning opportunities beyond the classroom include study abroad, internships, and individual research.  Degrees offered range from the Bachelor of Arts to the Artist Diploma.  Our graduates pursue careers in performance, composing, teaching, and interdisciplinary areas of the fine arts.

    Sundin Music Hall provides a home to the outstanding professional musical life of the Twin Cities and beyond.  The Music Department is a longstanding member of the National Association of Schools of Music, with highly specialized faculty focused on the collaborative training of musicians.


    Learn more about auditioning for ensembles and private lessons

    Learn more about scholarship auditions for prospective students

    Live Webcasts

    Watch live streaming video of Music Department concerts in Sundin Music Hall

  • Video Spotlight

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    The Hamline Orchestra

    Dr. Yali You discusses what makes the Hamline Orchestra so special.

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    Musical and Opera Course

    Take a look at the Musical and Opera class offered in January.

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  • Music Dept News

    The Hamline Music Department invites everyone to their latin music series, "South of the Border: Traditions" with a number of fun events taking place in February.

    Professor George Chu will present a symposium entitled, "La Interrelación de la Musica, las Bellas Artes, y la Pobreza" (The Interrelationship of Music, Fine Arts, and Poverty) in Villarica, Chile on Thursday, January 8.