Trygve Skaar


Adjunct Instructor of Tuba, Euphonium in Music and Music - Instrumental


Trygve Skaar, tuba, has been a performer and music educator in Minnesota since 1990.  Starting at Gustavus in 2014, Trygve currently teaches Tuba and Euphonium, directs the Tuba Euphonium ensmble and the Brass Choir.   He is also on faculty as Tuba instructor at the University of Saint Thomas.  He studied music at Bethel University and the University of Minnesota. His teachers include Ross Tolbert, David Fedderly, Rex Martin and Charles Olson. Trygve has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera and most recently performed extensively with the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra and the Minneapolis based Compass Rose Brass Ensemble.  Trygve currently also teaches Tuba and Euphonium at Gustavus Adolphus College.  He has served on the faculty of Saint Olaf College, Augsburg College, Bethel University, Northwestern University (Arden Hills), Crown College and Macalaster College. Trygve is an active soloist and clinician, conducting and performing. Trygve is retired from the United States Army after 24 years of service, having served on Active Duty and with the Minnesota Army National Guard. His military service took him all over the world from Germany to Alabama to Norfolk, Virginia and throughout Southwest Asia. As Commander of the 34th Infantry Division Band, based in Rosemount, Minnesota, he led 45 Soldiers on deployment to Iraq in 2009 where they performed 450 times and traveled over 70,000 miles on the ground and through the air. His proudest professional moment occurred when all 45 Soldiers returned home safely in 2010. Trygve has three children, Meira, Josiah and Cadence and currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving Veterans.



Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-258Euphonium82016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
MUS-359Tuba82016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
MUS-358Euphonium72016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
MUS-259Tuba52016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
MUS-191Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble42016/SP and 2015/SP
MUS-192Brass Choir22016/FA