Bands

About Bands at St. Mary's University

The St. Mary’s University Music Department offers a wide variety of performing instrumental ensembles for students interested in furthering their music making abilities, while also participating in the full university experience. Each band is comprised of students from the department of music as well as the many other fantastic departments around campus. Scholarship opportunities are available to students performing in the Bands at St. Mary’s University, and are open to music majors, music minors, as well as students from other degree plans wishing to perform with the ensembles. The Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra perform in Treadaway Recital Hall, while the Rattler Band performs in the fun and exciting venue of Greehey Arena. Alumni of the Bands at St. Mary’s have gone on to become professional musicians, incredible music educators, as well as highly successful doctors, engineers, business people, and more. Please browse our website for more information on the bands, professors, students and the wonderful campus of St. Mary’s University.

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Auditions

concert-band-student-3Auditions are not required for admission to a Music major or minor; however, you may be asked to audition for a certain ensemble, and auditions are required to receive a scholarship.

For auditions, applicants should prepare 15 minutes of music. The repertoire should feature contrasting styles to demonstrate the student’s highest level musicianship.

Upcoming Audition Dates at St. Mary’s University

  • Feb. 18, 2017 – 10 a.m. to noon
  • pianoMarch 4, 2017 – 10 a.m. to noon

Additional auditions may be made by appointment. To request an appointment, contact Bro. Michael Sullivan, D.M., S.M., Chair, at 210-431-6796 or msullivan@stmarytx.edu.

Scholarships

concert-band-trombone-playerMusic scholarships are available for deserving music majors, minors and participants. To be eligible for a music scholarship, students must fill out the scholarship and audition form below and audition.

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