We believe music is a vital human experience that should be experienced by every student at St. Cloud State regardless of their degree pathway. Our nationally accredited degrees engage students in hands-on, one-on-one environments with distinguished faculty where our mission is to teach, create, and perform. 

Students have the opportunity to craft their musicianship through performance in any of our ensembles and in private lessons with our very accessible applied teachers, expand their creativity in any of our composition courses, explore the world of digital arts through any of our new media courses, and find the inspiration to become one of the next generation of outstanding music educators.

We have the highest expectations of our students, and our faculty and are committed to their growth and development. Our programs are founded in artistry and scholarship, and work to prepare students for the future. These values ensure that music will be performed, created, studied and taught with excellence.