St Olaf College Music Department Student Handbook

Welcome to the Music Department

Dear St. Olaf Student Music Makers,

Are you a new student?  Welcome to the Hill!  Most of your questions can be answered by the tabs on the right.  But don’t hesitate to ask about anything you find confusing.  We’re glad you’re here!

This website contains policies and information that are useful for all music students and especially for music majors:  lessons, juries, music major entrance and continuance requirements, performance requirements, recital attendance, practice rooms, and more.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?  Contact Barbara Barth, CHM 101,, or Lisa McDermott, HOM 245,

Complete degree requirements may be found in the College Catalog. If you need further clarification, please ask your faculty advisor or a music faculty member.

Best wishes for an exciting and rewarding year!

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, Chair
David Carter, Vice-Chair
Music Department
St. Olaf College