South High Music

Welcome to SHS Music!

Mission Statement:

We believe that music education provides a powerful means of self-expression, personal and community development, and life-long fulfillment for all.


Inclusivity Statement:

We are dedicated to providing enjoyable and enriching opportunities in music to students of any race, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, language, socio-econonomic status, or political view.


There is a place for everyone in the Minneapolis South High Music Program. With a supportive administration, students have the opportunity to explore beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of band, orchestra, vocal music, and guitar. Students also have the opportunity to express themselves through Sound Production. South is proud to offer beginning levels of band, orchestra, and vocal music, that require no audition or placement process. Five of the advanced ensembles (Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I, Pop Singers, Varsity Choir, and Wind Ensemble) have toured annually in the past. South Music strives to provide experiences for students to express themselves through music and to connect with others in community.

Meet the SHS Music Team

Ms. Meyers (she/her) - Vocal Music

Ms. Butler (she/her) - Orchestra & Jazz

Mr. Knowlton (he/him) - Band & Jazz Band

Mr. Edington (he/him) - Guitar & Music Production

Ms. Nelson (she/her) - Student Teacher

3131 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407| Phone: 612.668.4300 | Fax: 612.668.4310