Department of Music

Department of Music

In the Department of Music, we share your passion for music. We provide a wide range of musical experiences: outstanding performance opportunities in our nationally known choral program, private lessons on all instruments, and classes in the history and structure of music for all students. We’re an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


We offer a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in music and a Bachelor of Music (BM) in music education. In addition to your music courses, you’ll participate in performance opportunities outside the classroom establishing your liberal arts foundation.


The faculty in the Department of Music is comprised of accomplished experts and scholars who match their passion for music with a dedication to teaching and mentoring. Their areas of specialty include voice, urban music education, music education philosophy, and ethnography.


Housed in the Moreau Center for the Arts, our fine arts complex, the Department of Music features music classrooms and a choral rehearsal room; two theatres; two concert grand Steinway pianos for performance use; practice rooms equipped with grand pianos; a harpsichord and practice organ; a Lyon & Healy concert harp; and a music lab with digital pianos and music production software.


You’ll find our music alumnae achieving great things all over the country, and as part of the Saint Mary’s sisterhood, they serve as valuable professional connections. Our graduates have pursued advanced degrees at Florida State University, the University of Dayton, the University of Iowa, and the University of San Diego. With a degree in music, you’ll be well prepared for graduate school, as well as a diverse range of careers.