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.

Carol Hester

Luther woodwind faculty to present recital Feb. 28

The woodwind faculty of Luther College will present a recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on Luther's campus. The program, open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Brooke Joyce

Faculty Artist Series: Luther's 'Music in the Shape of a Pear' Concert Series features Music by Brooke Joyce

Luther College's "Music in the Shape of a Pear" event features works by Luther's composer-in-residence, Brooke Joyce, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features solo, chamber and orchestral music composed by Joyce for his Luther colleagues.

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Kylie Toomer

'A Delicious Confection' performed Jan. 27

Luther College students in the January term Introduction to Opera class will present the opera program "A Delicious Confection" 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

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John Cord

'Luther Trumpets take over Des Moines!'

Let the trumpets sound! An homage to Adolf Herseth and an impressive tour through Des Moines reminds us of the power of music through the work of Luther Assistant Professor John Cord, and his trumpeters.

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Christmas at Luther

Tickets still available for "And on Earth, Peace" performances

Tickets are available for the Thursday, Dec. 4, performance at 5:45 p.m. and the Friday, Dec. 5, performance at 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Jon Ailabouni

Luther College Jazz Band to perform Nov. 20

Performing popular jazz favorites Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Miles Davis the Luther College Jazz Band concert begins 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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Dan Baldwin

Luther College Chamber Orchestra to perform concert Nov. 22

The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. Chamber Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music.

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