Music Student Handbook

Dear St. Olaf Student Music Makers,

This handbook contains policies and other information that should be useful primarily but not exclusively to music majors. You will find helpful information on performance studies (lessons), end-of-semester juries, music major entrance and continuance requirements, performance requirements for music majors, recital attendance requirements, practice rooms, finding a collaborative pianist, work study opportunities, and more. It is updated yearly and we value input from you regarding content, organization, clarity, or any other ways in which we can make the book more useful.  Please bring any suggestions to Cheryl Bristol in the Music Office, HOM 245, or email her at

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

Best wishes for an exciting and rewarding year!

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