Music department

"Let us rise in chanting that our hearts and voices harmonize."
(The Rule of St. Benedict, Ch. 19)

About our music program:

To serve students of all levels of interest and skill by enabling them to experience and express themselves through music and, in so doing, to exemplify Benedictine ideals of academic excellence, cultural development, personal integrity, and community service.

The B.A. degrees in Music and Music Education are offered in a traditional, on-campus format at our main Duluth campus. Music education students choose one of two tracks leading to K-12 licensure: vocal music education or instrumental music education. A minor in music is also available. In addition, our department offers several courses, both in traditional formats and online, that support our Veritas General Education Program.

Please see advisement web pages for our music program schemas.

The music major (49 credits) and music minor (21 credits) are comprised, primarily, of courses in performance application (lessons and ensembles), theoretical foundations (analysis and synthesis), and historical foundations (context and culture). We are striving to create an integrative approach to our curriculum, which develops the whole musician and prepares you for whatever path you choose.

Students can declare a music major/minor at any point in their study. Students who major in music are required to audition to advanced standing for official acceptance into the program (required for graduation). It is also after this advanced standing audition that students will move to applied lessons at the upper division level. In order to remain in good standing, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 and must earn a minimum of a C- in all major courses.

Dr. Jeremy Craycraft
Department Chair