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 
Friday, February 26th, 7:30 PM Dr. Yumiko Oshima-Ryan: Schubert Sonata D. 960 (Live stream)
7 pm - Pre-Concert Lecture by Dr. Esther Wang 
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Meeting ID: 844 9393 4632
Passcode: 47505010
Wednesday, March 3rd, 7:30-8:30 PM Elizabeth Rosinbum: Beyond Performance: Creating a Diverse Life as an Artist
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Meeting ID: 886 2830 0533
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Wednesday, March 10th, 7:30-9:00 PM Dr. Laura Goucher, Natalia Romero Arbeláez, Julie Conzemius, Liz Winslow, Erin Oberle, Dr. Heidi Miller: Women in Music Education and Decolonizing the Music Classroom.
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Meeting ID: 840 8247 4437
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Wed. March 17, 7:30 PM Dr. Ruth Lin and Dr. Alexander K. Rothe: Beethoven and Disability Studies
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ID: 81259412396
Passcode: 17718703

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).