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 250 St. Olaf students take private lessons from one of thirteen professional voice faculty. Instruction in voice for music majors and non-music majors is offered in private weekly half-hour or hour lessons or through voice class.Voice students have the opportunity to perform as soloists in solo recitals, group recitals and studio classes. 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.For voice primaries, St. Olaf offers course in solo vocal literature, lyric diction, acting for the lyric stage, and vocal 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.