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Oles get a conservatory-level musical instruction while excelling in the liberal arts, and broadening their perspectives to become global citizens of their communities and the world.Start here
St. Olaf music scholarships are merit-based scholarships that are awarded to students with exceptional musical talent. Students also may qualify for additional need-based aid, in which case the music scholarship becomes part of the student’s financial aid package.Scholarships are open to students in any major
The Music Major
St. Olaf College is home to seven choirs, two bands, jazz ensembles, handbell choirs, an early music ensemble, and two full orchestras — including the internationally acclaimed St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf Jazz I, and St. Olaf Orchestra. St. Olaf ensembles perform regularly at state and national music conventions, and faculty members appear as presenters, clinicians, and conductors at conferences and festivals around the world.List of majors and degrees
An excerpt from “Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Concert Band” by Egemen Kesikli ’12 as performed by Instructor in Music Kurt Claussen ’82 and the St. Olaf Band.
“Dance” by Thom Ritter George as performed by Matthew Nudell ’05, Ben Stevens ’17, Andrew Hallberg ’18, Fiona Carson ’18, and Jonas Widness ’18, trombones
Study Abroad and World Music