When you donate to St. Joseph’s School of Music, your gift supports quality music education, helps keep lessons affordable, and strengthens our scholarship program to ensure every student can access the programs we offer.
Reflecting on the past year, we’re filled with gratitude for the music we share, the community we’re a part of, and the staff, volunteers, students, families, and donors who make everything we do at St. Joseph’s School of Music possible.
2023 was filled with growth, new opportunities, and lots of music-making! We expect continued growth in the months and years to come, thanks to our community’s ongoing dedication and support of music education.
Here’s what we accomplished and celebrated together this year:
-Continued to settle into our beautiful new location in the heart of St. Paul at 1619 Dayton, in the historic Richards Gordon School building. We love our new home!
-Held dozens of performance and outreach opportunities at St. Joe’s and around the community, including Care Concerts at local retirement homes, student and faculty recitals, String Fest, Suzuki program “play-together” events, and our annual Spring Showcase.
-Offered Explorations in Music classes, adult learner “salons,” and chamber music ensembles, providing supplementary enrichment to current students and family-friendly exposure to new subjects and skills,
-Increased student enrollment by 30%, welcoming kids and adults of all ages and levels to the St. Joe’s community,
-Added 10 new teachers to our roster of dedicated, skilled faculty members, expanding our cello, oboe, piano, violin, and viola studios.
-Doubled our scholarship and tuition assistance program since two years ago, increasing access to excellent music teachers and opportunities for growth.
If one word could sum up the past year—and everything we did together—it would be JOY.
After all, it’s part of our mission at St. Joseph’s School of Music: to nurture the joy of learning music in people of all ages, abilities, and aspirations.
Will you join us in our efforts? Together with your support, we can continue to provide a nurturing space to learn and share the gift of music with our community for many years to come.
“We feel so cared for! I am especially grateful for all the performance opportunities – care concerts, studio recitals, Musicales, festivals. It has been a joyful year!”
“To me, community to me is the core aspect of music making. We as musicians and teachers exist to serve the community we live in. Our job is to enrich the lives of those around us and if we are successful, that creates a community that values music, art, and each other.”
We are grateful for gifts of all sizes
that enable the important work we do in the community,
that allow our School to grow, and our students to