You’ve probably heard of our music program: St. Olaf bands, choirs and orchestras are world-renowned. Our art program is highly esteemed too—with a proven track record of preparing students for graduate school in architecture and museum studies, and for careers as illustrators, photographers, and makers of art. Our dance and theater programs launch graduates into conservatory programs and performing careers.
1/3 of Oles participate in music
150+ recitals and concerts each year
I’m very grateful for being able to study at a place where I can learn unconventional academic intersections.
Iris Burbank ’18
Studio Art and Environmental Studies Major
Students who partake in the St. Olaf Theater Department are encouraged to grow as artists, scholars, and members of the wider community.
Joshua Horst ’19
Jesus Christ Superstar
My involvement with the music ensembles at St. Olaf has provided me with the priceless opportunity to pursue music at a high level without compromising academic goals.
Olav Serres ’19
The St. Olaf Orchestra
Each interaction with the faculty and my fellow dancers helps me grow intellectually and in my movement. I would not trade dancing on the Hill for anything.
Georgia Wagnild ’20
Dance and Psychology Major