• 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 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 awardProspective 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.

  • 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.

  • Music Dept News


    Attend the screening of As I Open My Eyes in Sundin Music Hall on Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m. The movie gives audiences a look at Tunisian youth and an underground rock band on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution.


    Yali You, professor and chair of the music department, is leading a group of 19 students across Italy to study the music, history, and culture during the J-Term.


    Surrounded by the vibrant and diverse Twin Cities arts scene, Hamline University students have unique and plentiful opportunities to express their creativity both on campus and off.


    Kathy Thomsen, professor of music in the College of Liberal Arts, presented a workshop on Dalcroze Eurhythmics for music educators from Ohio at Ashland University in Columbus on September 30.