Know the Score

"Know the Score" is the official blog of the Luther College Music Department. Students, faculty, and staff provide content on music tours, concerts, recitals and scholarship happening on and away from Luther's Decorah, Iowa campus.

Emily Alcock, Luther College class of 2017

Touring Vienna

Emily Alcock, Luther class of 2017, toured Vienna with the Luther College Symphony Orchestra in January 2015. Emily's mom, Sherry Alcock, Luther's executive director of Alumni Relations and Development Services, was able to meet up with the orchestra on tour as part of being named the Staff Excellence Award winner.

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Messiah CD

Luther Music Department to release new live album, 'Handel's "Messiah"'

The Luther College Music Department is proud to present the newest recording of Handel's "Messiah." The album is compiled from live recordings of the performances at the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at Luther College on March 27, and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 29. The physical and digital format of the album are available online at  https://www.luther.edu/music/messiah/,or at the Luther College Book Shop for $25.

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Symphony Orchestra 2014-15 teaser

Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra perform May 23

The Luther College Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform together in the Saturday Music Showcase at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra perform May 22

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform together for a Music Showcase, part of Luther's Commencement weekend events, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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The Magic Flute teaser

Luther Spring Opera presents 'The Magic Flute'

Imagine a fantastical realm ruled by an evil queen, populated by bird people and mystical animals, with a prince attempting to rescue a princess as the Luther College Music Department presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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Kate Gerike

Luther students selected for Lucille Stansberry Rosholt recital

Luther College will host the Lucille Stransberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Scholarship recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The recital will be followed by an award ceremony and reception. The program and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther composition students 2015 teaser

Luther students to present original pieces May 11

Luther College will host an evening of new music composed by members of Luther's composition studio. Out of the 15 student composers in this year's composition studio, five students have been selected to present their pieces at 9 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall.

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John Marchiando

Luther College to host trumpeter John Marchiando May 9

Principal trumpeter John Marchiando will present a guest recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus. The concert will also feature Du Huang, Luther associate professor of music, piano, and John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music, trumpet. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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