St. Olaf College

Music Major events

Keyboard Placement Assessment

All first-year and transfer music majors must take a keyboard assessment on Friday, September 1, between 2 and 4 p.m. or on Saturday, September 2 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Students will receive notification of the time and place of their audition in an email from the Music Department. The schedule is posted on the bulletin board in the CHM front lobby.

• In a five-minute appointment, music faculty will assess your playing, music reading, and theory-at-the-keyboard knowledge to determine your piano placement.

• If you have studied piano, please prepare a short piece or excerpt to demonstrate your level of achievement.

• Keyboard placement results will be posted no later than Sunday evening, September 3, along with other information on how to enroll for a piano class or lessons.

Music Composition Information

Meet composition faculty member Justin Merritt to learn about program options, expectations for admission to the major, and degree requirements during one 30-minute session Monday, Sept. 4 at 1:30 p.m. in CHM 224

Music Education Information

Meet music education faculty member Linda Berger to learn about program options, expectations for admissions to the major, and degree requirements during one 30-minute session on Monday, Sept. 4 at 2:10 p.m. in CHM 233.

Music Theory Advanced Placement

First-year students who received a score of 5 on the AP theory exam and are interested in advanced placement must take an exam on Monday, Sept. 4, 3–5 p.m. in CHM 232. This is the final examination for Theory I and Aural Skills I and will last approximately 2 hours. Transfer students should contact David Castro (CHM 231, 507-786-3801), associate professor of music of music theory, for more information.