Music, Instrumental Minor

Music, Instrumental Minor

The Instrumental Music program at Saint Mary's is a dynamic program designed to cultivate the talents and skills of aspiring instrumentalists (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, euphonium, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, percussion, piano and harp).

With a focus on non-genre biased pedagogy, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers classical, jazz, and many other styles. As part of the program, students receive individualized instruction from faculty members who are experienced professionals in the industry. 

With a strong emphasis on performance and collaboration, our program provides a supportive and inspiring environment for students to develop their craft and pursue their passion for studying and performing music.


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Graduates of our program will:
  • Demonstrate multidimensional (individual and ensemble) performance capacity through training. embodiment, social/cultural context, and theory.
  • Analyze and interpret works of music from around the world, considering issues of access, representation, exclusion and inclusion in the field of Performing Arts.
  • Develop an artistic voice and promote agency to express it in community.

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"Studying music in college has allowed me to take private lessons and learn under some of the best musicians in the country. In addition to advancing my musical skills, I have learned performance skills that transfer over into making me a confident leader."

Emma Weyrauch, Class of 2022

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