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

Thursday, December 3rd, 6-8:30 PM, Virtual discussion with four African American classical musicians on racism in American Classical Music: William Eddins, Aaron Flagg, Randall Goosby and Jolie Rocke.

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 890 0658 1868 Passcode: W7$C7.rM

Sunday, December 6th, 1:30 PM Gustavus Wind Orchestra, Gustavus Wind Symphony, and Chamber Winds concert. Video link coming soon!

Saturday, December 19th, 7:30 PM Christmas in Christ Chapel will be broadcast online and archived on this website. CinCC20_web-scaled 

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).