• 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

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions all live concerts for the 2020-2021 school year are canceled.

    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.


    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


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



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



    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


    The Hamline University ArtSpace is now open for student use in Osborn Residence Hall. ArtSpace provides musical instruments and art supplies for painting, drawing, and sketching on paper and canvas free of charge to all Hamline students.


    The Fine Arts Division, in collaboration with the Office of Residential Life, is pleased to announce the opening of ArtSpace on the 1st floor of Osborn Residence Hall on Sunday, September 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.


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


    All are invited on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. to watch Jeffrey Siegel as he returns to Sundin Music Hall  with two Romantic era piano giants, Frederic Chopin and Edvard Grieg.