Music Performance Studies

Music Performance Studies

Performance Studies in Music

The Music Department has assembled a faculty of outstanding performer and educators to teach the hundreds of music lessons St Olaf College offers.

  • Lessons are offered in 27 disciplines.
  • All St Olaf Students are welcome to participate in music lessons (not just music majors).
  • We offer 30 min to 1 hr lessons in all of the content areas.
  • Lessons are required for all Music Majors and all students involved in our Ambassador Music Ensembles (St Olaf Band, St Olaf Choir, and St Olaf Orchestra).
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Students register each semester in our Music Performance Studies Programs.

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Different disciplines are offered for Music Lessons including: all woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, harp, hardanger fiddle, composition and conducting.

Performance Study Areas

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Brass

Brass

Our Brass Studios offers lessons on Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba. Learn more about the various studios by clicking on the link.

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Composition

Composition

Composition lessons are offered for our Composition majors. Lessons will help students hone in their composition chops and have a one on one with our faculty composers.

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Organ

Organ

Our organ studio is well known for excellence. Organ lessons are typically held in Boe Chapel on the beautiful Holtkamp Organ.

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Percussion

Percussion

Percussion Lessons are offered on all disciplines of percussion. Drum set lessons are also offered for our jazz enthusiasts.

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Piano

Piano

Piano Lessons are offered for our majors as well as anyone interested in furthering their keyboard skills. Collaborative Piano lessons are available to students who enjoy working on their accompanist skills and jazz piano is offered for those wanting to hone in their jazz chops. Harpsichord is also offered for those interested in Baroque studies.

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Strings

Strings

String lessons include instruction on violin, viola, cello and bass and harp. We also offer baroque string instrument lessons through Collegium Musicum.

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Voice

Voice

Voice studies are very popular at St Olaf. Our 11 voice faculty teach hundreds of lessons a week. Lessons include all voice types and all genres from classical to broadway and everything in between.

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Woodwinds

Woodwinds

Our Woodwind Studios offer lessons on Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, and Saxophone. For our jazz students we also offer Jazz Saxophone lessons to help build their skills as a jazz musician.

Performance Studies Resources

Off to the right are links to information regarding our performance studies.

If you have additional questions please contact your private instructor or you can contact:

Barb Barth, CHM101

Lisa McDermott, HOM 245