Department of Music
Music Faculty Win Again
Dr. Chad wins the Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award for 2015, following Dr. Brandon Dean's win last year. Award-winning faculty, an almost fanatical dedication to excellence and opportunities galore...why go anywhere else?
What can we say? Thanks to all of you seniors who have enriched our lives so deeply for the past four years. Have fun on your recitals and those final ensemble performances, we'll miss you!
Wish to stay up-to-date as you move forward into your careers? Join the Friends of Music at a discounted rate for the first years after graduation.
Welcome Class of 2019
We have an AMAZING class of musicians coming in the Fall, and we cannot wait to get started. Expect your ensemble audition materials to arrive during the summer!
The Jussi Björling Scholarships assists students of merit with their college costs and are renewed annually. Contact Admissions to apply. 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.
So What Will You Do With a Music Degree?
Have a look at our Graduates in Music Booklet. Here you will find inspiration and direction as you consider your options. A Gustavus degree in music offers the discipline, creativity and flexibility for a wide variety of professions. Dr. Rick Orpen explains:
The Graduates in Music Booklet is a first attempt to chronicle the music activities of Gustavus Graduates. It is my intent to include all Music Majors but also those non-majors who continue significant involvement with music (music career, professional ensemble, employed by music organization, etc). I welcome your feedback on your listing (additions, corrections, updates) and any others. I expect I have unintentionally missed some graduates, especially those who were not a major, and I wish to include them. Please pass the word about checking this out. All correspondence concerning the Booklet can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover More About Your Music via Our Colloquium
Come to a Music Colloquium event, free and open to the public! This unique series of talks or pre-concert lectures focus on anything from opera to jazz and pop. Click here for events coming soon. For an overview of the entire series click here.
Looking for something other than the common college music experience?
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
- Updated 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