music

Music Department

Music enriches our lives, and the study of music opens the door to lifelong participation in and appreciation for the arts. 

The Music Department at Saint Mary's offers a challenging and enriching curriculum for music majors, minors, and students who just love music.

Music at Saint Mary's

Saint Mary’s music faculty are active professionals who serve as nurturing mentors to their students. The department stresses collaboration and cooperation over competition. Faculty and students present an ambitious calendar of recitals and concerts each year. Scholarships are available for incoming students, both majors and non-majors. Music students will have the opportunity to tour nationally and internationally with Saint Mary’s music ensembles.

Department Website

Area musicians invited to join Saint Mary’s University Concert Band

WINONA, Minn. — Experienced area musicians who love band music are invited to come join the band. This season’s first rehearsal will take place on Monday, Aug. 28, between 6:45 and 8 p.m. in Saint Yon’s Hall (rehearsal room 158) on the Winona Campus of Saint Mary’s University. The Concert Band has been a college-community […] Read more ›

Saint Mary’s Chamber Singers to perform in England

WINONA, Minn. — The Chamber Singers of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota will perform in England as part of their 2017 concert tour. The 25-voice select ensemble is directed by Dr. Patrick M. O’Shea, professor of music. Tour performances will include the following liturgies and concerts: St. Francis Xavier Parish, La Grange, Ill., Sunday, Feb. […] Read more ›

Celebrating Christmas, Polish style

First-year student Barbara “Basia” Ogiba knows there’s no place like home for the holidays. The Saint Mary’s University Concert Band helped bring a taste of Ogiba’s native Poland to Winona through its winter concert. The band performed a medley of Polish Christmas pieces—tunes Ogiba knew by heart—during its annual holiday concert on Dec. 11. The […] Read more ›
1973 Blue Angel show at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Celebrating 50 years of music and fellowship

From Abba to Zayn, music has certainly changed a lot over the past 50 years. But what hasn’t changed is the musical talent and passion displayed by Saint Mary’s University students at the Blue Angel musical variety show, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Performances featuring students and alumni are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11 […] Read more ›

Saint Mary’s arts programming receives significant funding

Arts programming at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has received more than $180,000—including recent grants of $100,000 from the Hiawatha Education Foundation and more than $75,000 from the Minnesota State Arts Board—in support of performances and programming for the 2016-17 seasons at the Saint Mary’s University Performance Center and Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA). […] Read more ›

Saint Mary’s also offers a five-year program that combines a B.A. in Music and a Master of Arts in Instruction for students who intend to pursue a teaching licensure. Contact Janet Heukeshoven, music education program director, for more information.

Ensembles

Our student vocal and instrumental ensembles perform regularly, and many tour regionally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Concert Choir
  • Women’s Choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • Concert Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Workshop Combo
  • Jazz Combo
  • World Drum Ensemble

Music Scholarships

Music scholarships, in addition to a variety of academic scholarships offered by Saint Mary's, are available to both music majors and non-majors. The Saint Cecilia Music Scholarship, ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, is awarded based on performing ability and musical interest and is renewable all four years. Though you don’t need to be a music major to qualify for an award, you must participate in music activities at Saint Mary's (ensembles, lessons, etc.).

Auditions for the Saint Cecilia Music Scholarship also serve as the required audition for students wishing to declare a music major. Learn more about scholarship auditions.

Performances and Venues

The majority of performances are held in the Performance Center at Saint Mary's. Located on the Winona Campus, it contains the beautiful Page Theatre, the Figliulo Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, and the Ben Miller Lobby Gallery.

Goals for Our Students

  • Musical study provides students with opportunities to develop and enrich their personal and spiritual lives, explore the connection of music to various cultures and historical periods, and develop the basis for life-long participation in the arts
  • Music majors who complete graduation requirements from the music department demonstrate knowledge of music history, including western music, world music, and contemporary musical styles
  • Music majors demonstrate analytical skills in the areas of music theory and aural skills, analysis of music from all historical periods, and develop skills and understanding in conducting, arranging, improvisation, and technology
  • Music majors demonstrate performance skills appropriate to their major with their primary instrument or voice, as well as piano skills appropriate to their major emphasis

Faculty

Patrick O'Shea, D.M.A.

Department Chair, Music - Professor

Saint Yon Hall, SY150

Campus Box: #1447

(507) 457-1598

poshea@smumn.edu

A. Eric Heukeshoven, M.S.

Music - Assistant Professor

Saint Yon Hall, SY153A

Campus Box: #1473

(507) 457-7292

eheukesh@smumn.edu

Janet Heukeshoven, D.M.A.

Music - Professor

Saint Yon Hall, SY160

Campus Box: # 58

(507) 457-1675

jheukesh@smumn.edu

Janet Heukeshoven D.M.A.
Ned Kirk, D.M.A.

Music - Professor

Saint Yon Hall, SY152

Campus Box: #1460

(507) 457-1513

nkirk@smumn.edu

Ned Kirk D.M.A.
Tammy Bartz

Music - Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

tbartz@smumn.edu

Jeremy Johnston

Music - Lesson Instructor

Campus Box: # 64

jxjohns@smumn.edu

Elizabeth Nimm, M.A.

Music - Lesson Instructor

Campus Box: # 64

enimm@smumn.edu

Derek Clark, M.M.

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

dereklc@juno.com

Daniel Driesen

Music - Adjunct Instructor

Saint Yon Hall, SY017C

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6676

ddriesen@smumn.edu

Aleah Harvey

Music - Adjunct Instructor

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

azh.music@gmail.com

Harry Hindson, D.M.A.

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

hhindson@smumn.edu

Imbert Huus, III

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(608) 787-8133

bhuus@soundstrations.com

Caroline Kirk

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

ckirk@smumn.edu

Caroline Kirk
Kristi Krause, M.A.

Music - Adjunct Instructor (lessons)

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 313-7963

frank_krause1@yahoo.com

Janet Matson

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

at8ivories@aol.com

Kathleen Matzke

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY006

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 457-6934

kmatzke@smumn.edu

Dennis McGuire, M.A.

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Saint Yon Hall, SY017C

Campus Box: # 48

(507) 457-6676

dmcguire@smumn.edu

Meredith Mihm, D.M.A.

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Campus Box: # 64

mmihm@smumn.edu

Lindsy O'Shea, M.A.

Music - Adjunct Lecturer

Valencia Arts Center, VAC

Campus Box: # 64

(507) 453-5503

loshea@smumn.edu

Michael Van Ryn, M.M.

Music - Adjunct Instructor

No Office, NONE

Campus Box: # 64

mvanryn@smumn.edu