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Is the music in you?

Is the music in you?

Music at Augustana

You don't have to major in music to take lessons from our 40+ faculty members or participate in any of our 12 ensembles, several of which tour nationally and internationally.

But if you do, you'll have four majors and three minors to choose from. Our music education majors have a 100% placement rate after graduation, and other grads have entered graduate programs at the Boston Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Cincinnati Conservatory, Northwestern, and the universities of Michigan and Southern California.

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Majors and minors

Music students prepare for their careers through carefully planned coursework in a strong liberal arts curriculum, individual advising, career internships, public performances and other professional experience.

Study music at Augie

Gospel choir


From opera to jazz, Augustana ensembles offer student musicians the opportunity to broaden their understanding, skills and love of music. 

Join an ensemble

Students perform the marriage of Figaro


Attend a student ensemble performance or see a nationally known artist or touring groups.

Attend an event


Katie Thurlby '18

Augustana music students shine at convention

Follow the music students of Augustana College as they attend the annual winter conference of the Illinois Music Educators Association in Peoria. 

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Six jobs is not too much if you love them

Augustana music instructor Sheila Doak has six part-time jobs, all of which involve playing a keyboard instrument.


Student recital: Sarah Lisak, flute

Sarah Lisak will perform a recital on the flute. Lisak is a senior from Frankfort, Ill., majoring in environmental studies and biology.