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Is the music in you?

Is the music in you?

Music at Augustana

You don't have to major in music to take lessons from our 40+ faculty members or participate in any of our 12 ensembles, several of which tour nationally and internationally.

But if you do, you'll have four majors and three minors to choose from. Our music education majors have a 100% placement rate after graduation, and other grads have entered graduate programs at the Boston Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Cincinnati Conservatory, Northwestern, and the universities of Michigan and Southern California.

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Majors and minors

Music students prepare for their careers through carefully planned coursework in a strong liberal arts curriculum, individual advising, career internships, public performances and other professional experience.

Study music at Augie

Gospel choir


From opera to jazz, Augustana ensembles offer student musicians the opportunity to broaden their understanding, skills and love of music. 

Join an ensemble

Students perform the marriage of Figaro


Attend a student ensemble performance or see a nationally known artist or touring groups.

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James Lambrecht

How do you teach a jazz dance move via iPhone?

Teaching at a distance, instead of in the studio or rehearsal space, Augustana arts professors get creative.


‘Augustana made it possible’ for Fulbright recipient

Augustana mentors encouraged Stephie Benito ’20 to chase her dreams. Nailed it!

Endre Rice

Jazz musician takes the spotlight at Augustana College

Endre Rice plays his trumpet around the world as a 19-year veteran of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, often taking the role of featured soloist. Fortunately for student musicians, he also directs the college's Jazz Ensemble.