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Music Department

The 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).

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Major Upcoming Events & announcements:

See our Calendar for a full schedule of all performances, recitals and Music Department events:


Celebrating Dr. Roberta Kagin’s …

…45 years of distinguished service to the Augsburg Music Therapy Program.

Reflections from Dr. Kagin


Celebrating Nancy Grundahl’s …

…25 years of conducting the Riverside Singers treble choir.

Reflections from Nancy


Reinaldo Moya, Assistant Professor, Receives Charles Ives Fellowship

New York, February 22, 2019—The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the sixteen recipients of this year’s awards in music, which total $195,000. Moya has received one of two Charles Ives Fellowships.

Charles Ives Awards in Music

Harmony Ives, the widow of Charles Ives, bequeathed to the Academy the royalties of Charles Ives’s music, which has enabled the Academy to give awards in composition since 1970. Two Charles Ives Fellowships of $15,000 each and six Charles Ives Scholarships of $7500 each will be awarded.