Music & Theater

Enrich your liberal arts experience through the music and theater opportunities available at St. Kate's.


  • Academic Coursework

    Take advantage of our music and theater class offerings.

    Seize the opportunity to study music and theater within a rich liberal arts environment that develops your creativity and leadership skills! St. Kate’s small class size allows you more hands-on experiences in singing, acting, directing, producing, researching and writing than at larger colleges or universities.

    The class "Women and Music" examines the role of women in popular and classical music and the cultural values that influence women’s participation in musical traditions locally and globally. In the "Directing: Event Production" class, you learn the craft of directing and event planning, which includes how to analyze audiences, develop budgets and realize your idea. Or, fulfill fine arts requirements and broaden your horizons with any four-credit music and theater course, such as "Music in the Twin Cities," "World Music," and "Voice in the Workplace."


  • Performance Opportunities

    Perform with us.

    Have a passion for performing? We offer a variety of co-curricular activities to students and community adults who want to join a choir, perform on stage, or take in a theater production on campus. Participate in student performances of all types in the Frey Theater and other venues and find a path for your own musical and theatrical creativity.


  • Music and Theater Faculty

    Meet our talented faculty.

    Our faculty are respected scholars, gifted performers and caring mentors. Their expertise includes acting, directing, conducting, non-verbal communication, music theory, musicology and ethnomusicology, and performance on piano, voice and various other instruments..


Name Phone
Allison Adrian
Associate Professor, Music
651-690-6689
Arlene Goter
Professor, Music
651-690-6699
Kristie Tigges
Assistant Professor, Music
651-690-6691
Patricia Connors
Professor, Music
651-690-6688
Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl
Associate Professor, Program Director of Theater
651-690-6683
Adjunct Instructor Subject Phone Email
Ewa Bujak orchestra, violin 651.690.2297 embujak@stkate.edu
Carolyn (Kerri) Carlson dance 651.690.6681 cccarter@stkate.edu
Elizabeth Cregan viola 651.690.6690 ejcregan@stkate.edu
Craig Johnson theater history and production 651.690.6681 crjohnson@stkate.edu
Jennifer Kennard flute 651.690.6692 jckennard@stkate.edu
Linda Talcott Lee dance 651.690.66.81 ltlee@stkate.edu
Jeffrey Thygeson guitar 651.690.6692 jkthygeson@stkate.edu
Anna Vazquez cello 651.690.6690 avazquez@stkate.edu

around campus

Whether you are working out, looking for a place to study, attending mass
or spending an evening at the theater, there's a place for you at St. Kate's.


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