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