Strings

Francesca Anderegg

Assistant Professor of Music, Violin

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 110
P507-786-3286

David Carter

Professor of Music; Cello

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 115
P507-786-3535

Anna J Clift

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 104
P507-786-8616

Charles K Gray

Professor of Music; Viola, Violin

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 113
P507-786-3194

Connie Martin

Instructor in Music; String Bass

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 115
P507-786-3535

Paul Ousley

Instructor in Music; String Bass

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 115
P507-786-3535

Miriam Scholz-Carlson

Instructor in Music; String Techniques, Alexander Technique

Contact
Hall of Music 245
P507-786-3180

Ray Shows

Instructor in Music; Violin, Viola

Contact
Christiansen Hall of Music 114
P507-786-3924

The St. Olaf College Music Department provides aspiring musicians with a variety of training and performing opportunities that prepare them for the challenges of this rich artistic pursuit.

Each semester, over 120 St. Olaf students take private lessons from one of the nine professional string faculty who are specialists on their instruments. Instruction in violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, and Hardanger fiddle for music majors and non-music majors is offered in private weekly half-hour or hour lessons.

String students have the opportunity to perform as soloists in solo recitals, group recitals and studio classes. A thriving chamber music program usually sees about a dozen quartets rehearsing and performing regularly. The large ensembles frequently feature student soloists on concert programs, tour programs and in the St. Olaf Orchestra’s annual Senior Soloists concert in May.

St. Olaf also offers course in literature and pedagogy, which focus on methods of teaching and include opportunities to teach. In addition, the January Interim term and the programs of independent study and research, and collaborative undergraduate research provide opportunities to create projects that fulfill individual needs and interest. Music majors may elect an interim or semester abroad; offerings include programs in Milan, Vienna or Copenhagen specifically designed for music majors.