Music | St. Lawrence University


Music is both an art, engaging the creative impulse, and a science, involving analytical thinking. That makes it an ideal liberal arts major. At St. Lawrence, we emphasize the relation between making and studying music. Here you’ll develop a worldview of music by learning how to create and perform a wide range of musics and by studying a variety of social and technological contexts for music-making.

We welcome all students regardless of background. Ensembles and private lessons are available to everyone.

Music majors have gone into education, music video production, music journalism, and sales and promotional careers related to music; others have charted careers as performers or pursued graduate study. Whether you’re interested in pursuing a major or just keeping music a part of your life during your time at St. Lawrence, we think you’ll find a good home here.

Upcoming Events


Professor of English Sarah Gates and composer Paul Siskind will offer a course on songwriting for spring 2020!  MUS 3019. Techniques of...
World on a String, a Brazilian jazz trio featuring guitarist Paul Meyers, will be in residence October 27-29.  They'll be playing at Jake's...
We're delighted that Catherine Jahncke, Hayward Associate Professor of Physics, will be offering her course, The Physics of Sound and Music (PHYS 120...