St. Olaf’s music program includes 2 full orchestras, 2 concert bands, 7 choirs, chamber music, harp ensemble, jazz, early music, theory, music history, pedagogy, and composition courses, and music education accreditation. Each ambassador ensemble tours annually in the U.S. and internationally every three years. Non-music majors are eligible to take private lessons, and audition for any ensemble and music scholarships. The nationally recognized Christmas Festival is broadcast annually.
Music and Arts Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Rachel Brandwein
Number of harp students enrolled in 2020-2021
Lessons available for non-majors?
Number of school harps:
Space provided for personal harps?
This program is best suited for students who ________.
wish to study music at a high level while working towards an excellent liberal arts education.
What sets this program apart from others is ________.
our high quality science and humanities and international study-travel.
Students who graduate from this school go on to ________.
performance, education, medicine, public service, research, arts management, graduate school.
The three words that best describe this school's environment are ________.
Excellence, lively, traditional
One of the most valued aspects about St. Olaf College is that a student can major in any field of their choice while still participating in some of the best music ensembles in the country and receiving music and academic scholarships. A double major that includes music is common.
Updated for 2021-2022