The Performing and Visual Arts at St. Olaf

Music. Theater. Dance. the Visual Arts. From the world renowned St. Olaf Christmas Festival to exhibits by visiting and campus artists to innovative theater productions and dance performances, St. Olaf offers a vibrant arts showcase, providing outstanding cultural offerings throughout the academic year. Whether appreciated live or via web streaming, there is a wealth of talent and creativity to enjoy.

What’s New

Theater faculty, recent graduates earn rave reviews for their work

"Julia Valen maybe doesn't fully understand it now, but there will be in a time in her life when she will look back on the summer of 2015 and be awestruck," begins a ...

 

Music professor awarded McKnight Composer Fellowship

St. Olaf College Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Reinaldo Moya has been awarded the 2015 McKnight Composer Fellowship, which provides recognition and financial ...

 

New production puts audience members in control of performers

At most theatrical performances, audience members are asked to put their cell phones away. But at a show that will open at St. Olaf College in March, audience memb ...

 

English professor awarded grant to support her second book of poetry

St. Olaf College Associate Professor of English Jennifer Kwon Dobbs has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to support the development and pr ...

 

Learning to turn a love for dance into a post-graduation plan

Expression, communication, awareness. These are some of the skills that Jacob Borg '17 is learning as a dance major at St. Olaf College. It's his off-campus int ...

 

Music students bring Canadian author’s award-winning novel to life

For the last two years, St. Olaf College Professor of Music James McKeel has worked on bringing Canadian author Mark Frutkin's award-winning novel to the stage. Ne ...