Music Program

At Saint Mary’s, music majors and non-majors enjoy outstanding music ensembles and private lessons from some of the country's finest teachers and gifted performers. Music Scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.  

Our curriculum focuses on development of the whole musician, guiding each student to strive for excellence and realize their full potential. With small class sizes throughout the program (student-to-teacher ratio of 5:1) , major and non-majors alike see exponential growth and development, and enjoy an enviable number of performance opportunities. Auditions for ensembles occur at the beginning and end of each term – all ensemble members qualify for private lessons. See below for specific ensemble details.

Please contact the directors regarding auditions for each ensemble which typically take place in mid- to late-August.

Join Saint Mary's Music Ensembles 

Glee (Perfa 19-01) | Chamber Singers (Perfa 19-06):
Contact Dr. Julie Ford: jaf17@stmarys-ca.edu

Instrumental Ensemble (Perfa 19-02) | Sports Band (Perfa 19-09) 
Contact Dr. Sixto Montesinos: sfm5@stmarys-ca.edu

Piano and Private Lessons (Perfa 112) :
Contact Dr. Lino Rivera: lrivera@stmarys-ca.edu

Jazz Ensemble (Perfa 19-03):
Contact Bob Farrington: rpf8@stmarys-ca.edu