2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog


Inspired by the Lutheran liberal arts tradition of excellence in music, the Music program provides a comprehensive education that challenges and prepares music majors for professional careers and graduate study. All students are offered the opportunity to study and perform in a nurturing environment that fosters integrity and integrates faith and learning in a diverse world.

Large and chamber ensembles are available in vocal and instrumental studies. Choral, band, symphonic, operatic, solo, chamber and jazz are some of the varied opportunities for students at Augustana. Ensembles are open to the whole campus community, and there are more than a dozen performing groups engaging music of all eras and styles. Keyboard majors rehearse and perform on the highest quality concert pianos and organs. The South Dakota Symphony, the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society and the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science bring national and international guest artists and performing groups to capacity audiences. Many of these artists take the time to work with Augustana Music students.

Major Tracks

All major courses for all tracks must be completed with a grade of C- or better.