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Why Music at St. Ambrose?

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As a student at St. Ambrose University, you'll have the opportunity to perform from the start of your undergraduate career in a variety of performing groups: Symphonic Band, String Ensemble, University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Jazz Combo, and STAMVOJA (vocal jazz ensemble), as well as numerous solo and other small ensemble performance opportunities both on- and off-campus.

You'll also receive unique, undergraduate opportunities to compose, teach, and conduct, including conducting large ensembles in a public performance. 

Our Faculty

We have an exceptionally dedicated and approachable faculty with a variety of musical backgrounds, all of whom are active professionals in all areas of music.

They teach in an open, safe, and welcoming atmosphere where students and faculty are openly respectful and supportive of one another.

Preparing You for a Career

Music education majors receive a great deal of field experience before student teaching, and we have a top-notch Teacher Education program with endorsements in elementary and secondary as well as a Bachelor of Music Education degree.

All music education graduates who actively seek a teaching position are successful in obtaining employment in their field. For those who go on to graduate school, we have an excellent track record of students being accepted into the graduate school of their choice.