Student & Professional Organizations

Music Department Student Committee

The MDSC is made up of 2 representatives from each of the sophomore, junior and senior classes of music majors. It serves as the liaison between students and Music Department faculty and administration. In addition, it sponsors several social events each year.

Senior Representatives

Grace Alexander – ’23    Jack Slavik – ’23    Sam Ivory – ’23

Junior Representatives

Abby Johnson – ’24     Eli Schrubbe – ’24

Sophomore Representatives

Hannah Leiseth ‘25    Mars Dall ‘25

Other Resources for Musicians

Student Organizations (including student-run music ensembles)

Student Music Organizations

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Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL)

Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL)

Pi Kappa Lambda is an honor society recognizing outstanding accomplishment in music. The Beta Delta chapter was founded at St. Olaf College in April 1964. Music faculty, and junior and senior students majoring in music are eligible for membership. The Music Department pays the one-time membership fee.

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American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

Faculty Advisor: Anton Armstrong (x3183) and Therees Hibbard (x3187) American Choral Directors Association provides opportunities for future choral directors to be directly involved with this professional choral organization while in college. Student members receive The Choral Journal and the Student Times, and enjoy full benefits of ACDA membership.

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Music Educators National Conference (MENC)

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)

Faculty Advisor: Leigh Ann Garner (x3190) The Music Educators' National Conference is a voluntary, nonprofit organization representing all phases of music education in schools, colleges, universities, and teacher-education institutions. Active MENC membership is open to all persons engaged in music teaching or other music educational work. Look for the posters and announcements about becoming a part of MENC.

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National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS)

National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS)

Faculty Advisor: Dale Kruse (x3931) The St. Olaf Student NATS Chapter (National Association of Teachers of Singing) is intended to increase and enhance a student's knowledge and understanding of singing, pedagogy, vocal science, literature, and artistry, and to stimulate discussions that will benefit future singers and teachers of singing. Membership dues are required.