• Music at Hamline University

    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. 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 major. 

    Concert Season

    There are a select number of live concerts with limited capacity. See the concert season page for details.

    There are numerous opportunities for students to perform for a live audience on campus, whether it's in one of Hamline's ensembles at Sundin Music Hall, or with campus groups. Visit our Concert Season page to learn about our upcoming performances.

    All performances at Hamline are free and open to the public.

    Scholarships

    Current students can turn their musical achievements and commitment into a scholarship award. Prospective students can complete an online submission to apply for an arts scholarship.

    Learning Outcomes

    The purpose of learning outcomes at Hamline University is to ensure that our mission and values are realized in what our graduating students know, value, and can do. View all learning outcomes for Music.


  • Music Resources

    Small Ensembles

    Ensembles

    Hamline's musical ensembles offer students a chance to find where they fit best.

    Composition

    Composition

    Receive personal mentoring from one of our three composition teachers conversant in all styles and mediums.

    Auditions

    Auditions

    Find your best fit as a musician in one on one auditions.

  • Find Your Stage

    Sundin Music Hall is home base for Hamline musicians. Student performers benefit from the hall's beautiful acoustics, the use of Steinway 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.

    Senior Music Poster 2020

  • Music Dept News

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    Zacc Harris, jazz guitar and composition teacher in the Hamline Music Department, has recently won a McKnight Fellowship with his group, the Atlantis Quartet.

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    Hamline undergraduate student Megan Thompson applied both her music composition major and business administration minor to her recent internship with the Minnesota Chorale.

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    All are invited to enjoy music and food in celebration of Bach's 330th birthday on Monday, March 23 at 12 p.m. in Sundin Music Hall.

    Undergraduate student Andrew Brady has been accepted to the master of music in scoring for film at Berklee College of Music, the highly selective and prestigious program in Valencia, Spain.