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).
Major Upcoming Events & announcements:
See our Calendar for a full schedule of all performances, recitals and Music Department events:
May 16-19, 2019 – 11th ISIM Festival and Conference
Hosted at Augsburg University
The International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) will combine festival and conference components and bring together musicians, teachers, scholars, promoters, and listeners who are interested in exploring the many facets of spontaneous musical creativity. We invite you to seize this opportunity to create connections and share knowledge with world-class devotees of the art of improvisation from all around the globe.
June 24-27, 2019 – Professional Development Week for Educators
Come to Augsburg University for a week of music-specific professional development on current topics. Participate in fun, engaging, hands-on sessions, and take home resources and develop materials to use in your classroom in the fall! (Complete schedule and registration details)
Celebrating Dr. Roberta Kagin’s …
…45 years of distinguished service to the Augsburg Music Therapy Program.
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.