• 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.

    Auditions

    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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    The Gospel Choir

    The Hamline Gospel Choir hosted by the Wesley Center performs in Sundin

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  • Music Dept News

    The Hamline community is invited by the J-term Opera and Musical Theatre Course to attend their free concert on Thursday, January 29 in Sundin Music Hall at 2:30 p.m.

    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.

    The Hamline University Wind Ensemble invites everyone to its fall concert on Friday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall.