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Picture yourself here, doing what you love, studying and performing in a stimulating and collaborative learning community surrounded by faculty members and students who share your passion for music. Welcome to the Music Department at the University of Mary!

Our faculty and students intentionally live the university’s Benedictine values each day. We are a community of learners who support and encourage one another. At the same time we challenge one another to be the best we can be – as individual performers, members of ensembles, servants of liturgical song, and educators. We pursue beauty and artistry as we delve into the depths of our understanding and experience of music in our practice, rehearsals, and performances.

In addition to studying with renowned music faculty, you will have opportunities to take part in master classes and festival performances with guest artists and leading music professionals. Recent guests include the Real Group, Nestor Torres, Canadian Brass, Aimee Nolte, Greg Nelson, Helen Sung, New York Voices, Christine Jensen, Hannah Occeña and Emely Phelps, and Highline Vocal Jazz.

CAPPELLA:  If you are an accomplished vocalist who has a particular devotion to SACRED MUSIC, our liturgical choir, Cappella, will be of interest to you!

Cappella has a particular mission and ministry, deep in the very heart of our Catholic liturgy.  We are inspired by our University Ministry patron, St. John Paul II, who, in his Letter to Artists, urged us to craft our music, beauty—as a gift to the world. We worship through our music, singing the musical treasures of the Church as well as also welcoming other styles of music that promote the good and beautiful.  Cappella seeks out skilled musicians who have a heart for this musical mission and awards them with very generous scholarships to come to the University of Mary and sing sacred music! If you are 
interested in finding out more about the ensemble and the audition process, please visit our Cappella page.

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Read about LUMINOSA, our annual sacred music festival in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  We also travel yearly to Phoenix, Arizona to sing for events for the President's Office and visit area schools.  All travel is paid for Cappella members. We are excited to meet you!