Department of Music

Program Features

At Gustavus, we understand music is the key to unlocking your genius, no matter what your major field of study may be. We know music has inspired you to achieve great things thus far. Why not see how far it can take you?

  • World-class professors devoted to you and your goals
  • Small class sizes
  • Current music technology to fuel your imagination
  • Scholarships for music majors and non-majors alike (more than $500,000 in music scholarships given last year)
  • Ensembles which enable you to perform all over the world
  • The musician-friends you have longed for, ready to explore with you
Come see how we can serve your musical passion by applying online!

Music Scholarship

The Jussi Björling Scholarship assists students of merit with their college costs and are renewed annually. Contact Admissions and apply online. We will continue to use our electronic audition process, but also offer traditional live auditions upon request. Gustavus leverages various awards to remain competitive even with state institutions. Considering the value of a Gustie education, it is no wonder why so many musicians choose to study here!

Upcoming Events 
Gustavus Wind Orchestra Home Concert: Saturday, February 18 at 7p.m. | Christ Chapel
The Gustavus Department of Music is proud to welcome back the Gustavus Wind Orchestra for their home concert upon returning from their international tour to Spain and France! 

The event is FREE and open to the public. The concert will also be streamed virtually on the Fine Arts YouTube page. A link to the livestream can be found here

Gustavus Alums in Music

A Gustavus degree in music offers the discipline, creativity, and flexibility for a wide variety of professions. The Graduates in Music Booklet is an ongoing chronicle of the music activities of Gustavus Graduates. It is our intent to include not only Music Majors but also those non-majors who continue significant involvement with music (music career, professional ensemble, employed by music organization, etc).