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.


Luther College to host the 57th annual Dorian Keyboard Festival

Luther College will host the 57th annual Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 7-9. Middle and high school piano and organ students, from approximately 30 private studios, come to campus for a chance to experience Luther, work one-on-one with music faculty and perform in public recitals.

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Jessica Paul

Luther College Art Song Jamboree Nov. 10

The first Song Jam of the 2014-15 Luther College Art Song Jamboree series will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The Art Song Jamboree series is dedicated to the exploration of art song written by women composers of all eras and nationalities, and in all musical styles and languages.

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Schultz, Brad T

Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Brad Schultz to perform Halloween-themed organ recital Oct. 31

Brad Schultz, Luther College visiting instructor in music, will perform a Halloween-themed organ recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance will include a wide range of novel and scary pieces for the organ including works by Olivier Messiaen, Modest Mussorgsky, Naji Hakim and Bach.

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Gianni Schicchi, one-act opera

Iowa Public Radio to broadcast Luther College opera production

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Luther College's spring 2014 opera production of Puccini's one-act operas "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi." The performance from Luther will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, on Iowa Public Radio. The broadcast is part of Iowa Public Radio's program "Opera in October," which highlights performances of opera productions from around the state of Iowa.

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McNutt, Elizabeth T

Calliope Duo to perform at Luther Oct. 28

The Calliope Duo, featuring Elizabeth McNutt, flute, and Shannon Wettstein, piano, will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features recent solo and chamber works by Mario Lavista, José-Luis Hurtado, Arturo Furentes, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and a world premiere by Iowa composer, Harvey Sollberger.

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Composing Homecoming

Brooke Joyce, Luther's composer-in-residence, gives an honorary nod to Homecoming with a short video of excerpts from the composition studio reunion concert.

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