Sundin Music Hall
The Heart of Music at Hamline
Many Twin Cities arts organizations consider Sundin Music Hall their preferred concert venue, including Lyra Baroque, The Minnesota Guitar Society, and The Bach Society of Minnesota.
Sundin Music Hall is recognized for its intimate, warm ambiance and recording-quality acoustics. The 325-seat performance hall is a much sought-after venue for recitals, chamber music concerts, and lectures. Sundin is one of the most intimate and best-sounding performance spaces in the Twin Cities. Literally, there is not a bad seat in the house.
Students perform in the hall regularly each semester. Whether they are in one of Hamline University's music ensembles, performing a senior recital, or simply auditioning for a music scholarship, each student will often find themselves in Sundin Hall.
Resident Concert Series
Hamline is proud to host our various concert series, including all Music Department Recitals and Concerts. See the concert series for 2022–23.
Hamline University requires masking in all of its indoor spaces, irrespective of individual vaccine status. Hamline University is a vaccine-mandatory campus.
Sundin Music Hall Concerts at Hamline University | 2022–23 season
To order tickets, select the "buy tickets" link for the event you wish to attend below. To make a donation to the Friends of Sundin, please email email@example.com or call 651-523-2459 and select four for more information. Leave us a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please do not leave your credit card information on the voice mail or in an email.
American Pianistic Treasures
Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 3 p.m.
American piano music runs the gamut of European and American styles, with many great stories and pieces for Jeffrey to share. Works include pieces by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Before the 20th century, pianists would improvise many of the works they played. An impromptu is a more stylized work that gives that impression of being made up on the spot, and some of the best are by Franz Schubert, Frederick Chopin, and Gabriel Fauré.
Mozart and Friends
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and composers of his time, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Joseph Haydn, Muzio Clementi, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
Season ticket: $78 for adults; $30 for students
Single tickets: $30 for adults; $13 for students
All current Hamline University staff, students, and faculty may attend for free. One ticket per Hamline ID at the door.
Buy season or single tickets
Enjoy four new concerts this year:
Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 3 p.m.
Claude Debussy: Quartet
Antonin Dvorak: Cypresses
Florence Price: Piano Quintet (ca. 1935)
Guest artists: Gloriana Wolf, piano
Sunday, November 13, 2022, at 3 p.m.
W.A. Mozart: String Quartet No. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Elizabeth Maconchy: String Quartet No. 3 (1938)
Benjamin Britten: String Quartet No. 1 (1941)
Beyond the Wall
Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 3 p.m.
Zhou Tian: String Quartet No. 1
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1
Bela Bartok: String Quartet No.4 in C major (1928)
Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 3 p.m.
Dorothy Rudd Moore: Modes for String Quartet (1968)
Johannes Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1
Pavel Haas: String Quartet No. 2 "From the Monkey Mountains" (1925)
Tickets are $25 for adults; youth and student tickets are free.
Check back later in the academic year for information on faculty recital information.
Sundin Music Hall is located on the Hamline University Saint Paul campus next to Drew Residence Hall and the Drew Fine Arts building.
Live concert webcast
The concert webcast allows you to view live concerts. You can also access an on-demand archive of past Sundin events.
Parking is available in the Visitor Lot in the basement of the Anderson Center (enter on Englewood). This lot is located on the southwest corner of campus.
Sundin Music Hall is often praised for its intimate and warm ambiance as well as its recording-quality acoustics. Sundin is available for rental upon request. Contact Silvester Vicic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-523-2197 with questions about rental rates.
- Seven-foot Hamburg Steinway grand piano
- Seven-foot New York Steinway grand piano
- Orchestral and percussion equipment
- Digital recording equipment
Rate includes stage manager and crew, concert hall lighting (no spots or colored lights), sound (basic House PA includes podium with microphone and three wireless microphones; monitors and other PA are extra.). Please note that non-campus renters must supply a certificate of insurance or purchase the same through Hamline University in order to rent Sundin Music Hall. Rental costs are on a sliding scale, as noted below.
The Sundin Music Hall season runs from July 1 to June 30.
Outside event rental: Basic costs
Single event: $760
Two to four events: $620 per concert
Five+ events: $590 per concert
Each additional hour above eight hours is billed at $85 per hour.
$195 per three hours ($65 per hour after that). Extra set up is billed at $65 per hour or partial hour
$70 per piano use without tuning
$150 per piano per tuning
$25 per rehearsal or concert
$40 per rehearsal or concert (no extra fee if the rehearsal is on the day of the concert).
Use of mics for PA: $35. If extra audio services are engaged, this is folded into the cost of those extra services).
Concert recordings: $160 per recording.
Use of screen and/or projector and/or laptop: $50 per use.
We do not have a pull-down screen. Our screen and projector sit on the stage in an appropriate configuration for your event.
Extra audio services
Use of house tech/set up of monitors and remote speakers: $135.
Additional mics beyond podium mic and three wireless mics: $25 each.
Inquire with the director.
Hamline University's caterer is Aramark. External commercial caterers may be engaged, but notice must be given to the director two weeks in advance. No homemade desserts are permitted. We are not currently allowing food in the lobby.