Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Music & Theatre

Turn your passion into a profession.

Can you see yourself touring France or Italy, performing before hundreds of people? Do you want to study music in a stimulating, creative atmosphere with professional musicians? Whether you want to be a music director, performer or composer, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College you will develop a solid foundation for your music career.

SMWC’s Bachelor of Arts in Music provides you with several unique opportunities:

  • Tour nationally and internationally with music ensembles.
  • Learn composition, performance and theory with dynamic faculty
  • Attend small classes, with individualized instruction and meaningful dialogue
  • Perform in one of our theatrical productions
  • Perform in our 720-seat auditorium
  • Compose a song in our Music Technology Laboratory
  • Practice keyboard skills in our Yamaha Clavinova Laboratory
  • Rehearse in spacious practice studios


Combine music and compassion for an incredible career at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Do you love music? Do you want a career where you can use music to change lives? At The Woods, students have the extraordinary opportunity to create a career out of a passion for music and a desire to help others. Music therapy is a great career for people who think of themselves as:

  • Creative musicians
  • Abstract thinkers
  • Supportive listeners
  • Problem solvers
  • Responsible communicators and aspiring leaders

 Faculty Awards & Recognition

  • 2015 GRAMMY award for “Best Choral Performance.”
  • 14 consecutive annual ASCAPLUS awards from the
    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
  • Sister Mary Joseph Pomeroy Award for Faculty Excellence
    in Teaching, Scholarship and Service.
  • Soloist and Chorister, Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
  • Yamaha Performing Artist.

 Watch: Why Choose Saint Mary-In-The-Woods Music Therapy Program

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