What to expect at Saint Martin's
A Bachelor of Arts in Music at Saint Martin’s is a flexible enterprise, where faculty can enrich students’ particular interests through special topics courses in which students can create their own degree pathways. The music curriculum allows for cross training in areas such as classical and contemporary music, and musical theatre.
You will study privately with the best that the Pacific Northwest has to offer and work with distinguished master teachers.
Our goal is to get our students on stage, performing and sharing their talent with the world. To that end, students are offered a host of performance opportunities such as:
- Participation in the Saint Martin's Chorale, which performs a series of concerts each year, including the Sacred Music Concert, Christmas Concert, Hope Concert and Major Works Concert
- Performing as part of SMUTastics!, Saint Martin's jazz band, the Pep band and Guitar Ensemble
- Participation in operatic performances
Additional benefits include:
- Courses in opera, acting for singers and musical theatre
- Master Classes, educational experiences where students learn from industry professionals, also known as master teachers, in a concentrated group session. The expert gives instruction only to one or two students during the master class.
- Music@11, a monthly recital series featuring seasoned classical musicians and consummate performers. These formal events provide students with critical exposure to guest artists who demonstrate protocol and process, instrumentation, periods and genres. Students are able to apply the lessons learned from these recitals to their own monthly public studio workshop performances.
- Abbey Events, which sponsors periodic recitals with aspiring world-class musicians. Through workshops and master classes conducted by these rising stars, Saint Martin's students are exposed to, and learn from, peer musicians who demonstrate both the technical facility and emotional maturity required to achieve success.
Our graduates leave Saint Martin's with the academic and performance skills necessary to succeed within the music industry, or related fields, with confidence, professionalism and poise. Possible careers include:
- College Level
- Community Music Schools
- Religious Organizations
- Private Studio
- Electronic Production and Design
- Audio Engineering
- Mastering, Mixing, Music Directing
- Recording Engineer
- Entertainment Lawyer or Music Business Lawyer
- Grant Writer
- Instrument Builder/Designer
- Instrument Repair and Restoration
- Music Critic, Reviewer, Blogger
- Music Curator