Music

SCHOOL OF STEAM

Introduction

Explore Music in the Fine Arts at Saint Francis University

The music program at Saint Francis University has paths for both beginner and seasoned musicians. Individual lessons are available in guitar, piano and voice.

 

Students also have the option to join various musical groups on campus.

 

Offered: On-Campus

Find your inspiration through our co-curricular activities!

 

learn, express and perform in our

World Drumming Ensemble

let your voice be heard in our

SFU Chorus

rally our fans as a member of the

SFU Bands (Marching/Pep)

The SFU Learning Experience

Choose your path within our Music Programs 

 

Music & Wellness Minor: Students are offered the chance to explore the connection between music, mindfulness, and well-being.

 

  • Designed for any student, regardless of prior formal musical training.
  • Provides opportunities to discover ways to lead evidence-based music and wellness techniques with others.

Course Catalog Requirements


Fine Arts Minor (Music Emphasis): Those looking for an in-depth music experience may pursue a Fine Arts minor.

 

  • Courses such as Music Fundamentals, Creative Movement & World Dance, Chorus, or Band are available.
  • Students have the option to explore building a self-designed program that complements their major.
  • This minor is open to all majors.

General Education: The Fine Arts is a vibrant part of the university's core curriculum and students of all majors can choose visual arts courses to meet these requirements.

Showcase your skills with our Marching & Pep Bands!

 

Join the loudest, proudest SFU spirit group.

Be a part of the group that 'brings the noise' to Red Flash sports!

 

 

University Bands 

 

Our University Bands give student musicians a chance to showcase their skills and provide an excitement to fans of our sporting events.

Saint Francis University Chorus

New, amateur and professional singers are all welcome.

 

The SFU Chorus will sing one concert per semester and are also regularly invited to perform for various special ceremonies on campus.

 

  • No auditions required
  • Performances with music ranging from Bach to contemporary
  • Advanced vocalists have opportunities to perform solos or small-ensemble numbers from time to time 

Chorus counts as 1-credit toward the 3-credits needed for your general education fine arts requirement.

 

You are also able to sign up to take it for zero credit if you have a full class load. 


World Drumming Ensemble

No prerequisites or auditions — all you need is a willingness to learn.

 

The World Drumming Ensemble is a performance group made up of students, faculty, staff and members of the local community. This group offers opportunities for each member to learn, express, perform and, most of all, enjoy playing music.

 

  • Includes traditional drumming music from all over the globe
  • Provides interactive, multi-cultural benefit concerts
  • Involves faculty, staff and local community members

Ready to learn more about pairing a fine arts minor with your desired major? 

Fine Arts Faculty

Developing the artistic spirit within all

Our Fine Arts faculty are established in their fields with multiple teaching awards, artistic and academic accolades, and even multi-platinum selling records. Yet, their biggest accomplishment is to help students discover a hidden passion for the arts.  

 

Director of Center for Fine Arts, Director of Music and Wellness, Director of World Drumming Ensemble, Assistant Professor Music:

Mr. Jim Donovanjdonovan@francis.edu,

814.472.2866