Support St. Joseph's School of Music

The SJSM fund

The SJSM Fund is St. Joseph’s School of Music’s unrestricted annual giving program. Through the SJSM Fund, student families, alumni, and community members can support our annual budget.

Tuition, ticket, and registration revenue alone do not cover the cost of an SJSM education. Like all non-profits, we rely on contributions from our community to make up the rest. Gifts of every size make a difference!

The Scholarship fund

At St. Joseph’s School of Music, we believe everyone should have a chance to flourish. Your donation to the scholarship fund helps make that possible for students who demonstrate financial need.

Why give?

  • When you give to SJSM, you give people of all ages and abilities access to the joy and power of a music education.
  • Your donation supports over forty teacher artists, and over 800 music students in the Twin Cities area, giving them the opportunity to ignite the spark of their own ability and creativity, instill confidence, and realize dreams.
  • Your support enables SJSM to enrich our community with more than fifty performances annually, throughout our neighborhoods.


Be a part of the SJSM team by volunteering at concerts, events, or with administrative help. Simply select an opportunity (or several!) that interests you and include your contact information.

SJSM encourages interest and application from a broad and diverse population.  St. Joseph’s School of Music does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, marital status, political belief, sexual orientation, or disability.

Contact Madeline Cieslak at 651-690-4364 for more information.

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How to Give

We are grateful for gifts of every size. As a non-profit, SJSM relies on the generosity of donors like you for support. Please designate either SJSM Fund or Scholarship Fund.

  • Give via credit card online HERE, or by calling our office at 651-690-4364.
  • Send a check payable to St. Joseph’s School of Music to:
    St. Joseph’s School of Music
    1619 Dayton Ave. Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Ask your employer to match your gift. Many companies match employee donations. Please inquire about your employer’s matching gift program, and double your gift to SJSM at no additional cost to you!
  • Give the gift of stock.
    Contact Madeline Cieslak, Director, at 651-690-4364 for more information.
  • Give a gift in kind by donating goods or services! To donate an instrument, contact Madeline Cieslak, Director, at 651-690-4364.
  • Become a SJSM Sustaining Member. A Sustaining Membership is an unrestricted monthly gift that you can pay in a convenient, ongoing way. Each month, we will submit a withdrawal from your checking or savings account for the amount you specify. Your Sustaining Membership will automatically continue unless you choose to cancel or change it. With direct withdrawal, there are no credit card fees — so more of your gift will directly support the SJSM programs you love. Sustaining Member Benefits: Tickets for you and a guest to our two ticketed concerts each year – Fall Fest (November) and Showcase (May), annual gift of SJSM merchandise, special member newsletter, quarterly. Email to enroll.
  • Events – Attend our Fall Faculty Concert or the Spring Showcase Gala to support our programs!

1619 Dayton Ave.
Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55104
(651) 690-4364

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