• 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.

  • 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


    Yali You, professor of music, taught multiple master classes in chamber music, cello performance, and ensemble training at Sichuan Normal University in Chengdu, Xian Conservatory of Music, and Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra in Xian during the summer of 2018.


    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.


    Professor Lisa Ferguson-Stegall, exercise science and public health sciences students, and Professor Kathy Thomsen published research in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health about the benefit of music-based movement training in an older cohort.