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Music Department

advent-vespersThe Music Department at Augsburg University offers professional music training in the context of a liberal arts curriculum through three degrees and five music majors. Students receive a solid foundation of music history and repertoire, music theory and aural skills, and numerous performance opportunities.  It also offers a variety of music courses and ensemble experiences that are available to both music & non-music majors and courses that meet Augsburg’s Liberal Arts Foundation requirements.

Augsburg’s location in the heart of a major artistic center makes it an ideal place to study music, and the music faculty seek and encourage opportunities that connect the campus and the greater arts communities. These opportunities allow students to explore the links between theory and applied knowledge and may take many forms, including internships; community performances; music therapy practica; community-based learning projects; required off-campus performance and concert attendance assignments; or travel and study within and outside the United States.

The music department is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).


Pavia Wind Quintet to perform

Please join the Augsburg Music Department for the return of the Pavia Wind Quintet on Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium!

Erica Bennett Duggan, flute
Lindsey Thompson, oboe
Ryan Golden, clarinet
Gina Goettl, horn
Justin Windschitl, bassoon

Pavia Wind Quintet is one of the Midwest’s most exciting young chamber music ensembles. Formed in 2005 by musicians from area colleges and universities, the Twin Cities-based group is interested in exploring a variety of repertoire for wind soloists with an increasing focus on contemporary music. Active performers, Pavia Winds presents concerts and workshops throughout Minnesota and especially enjoys working with students to encourage enthusiasm for chamber music of all kinds.

Music to include:
David Maslanka, Quintet for Winds No. 2
Irving Fine, Partita
Walter Piston, Quintet for Winds

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Congrats to Augsburg Music Faculty Member, Reinaldo Moya

The Schubert Club has appointed Reinaldo Moya as its new Composer-in-Residence beginning September 1, 2017. Moya will serve a two-year term in this position.

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Welcoming New Faculty

The Augsburg Music Department is excited to welcome 2 new faculty members: