Music at Luther College

At Luther College, we believe that music is essential to life. It helps us feel, learn, grow, connect, and aspire. We are known for our performing ensembles in which all students are invited to participate—regardless of major or academic interest. If you know that music is part of your life’s journey, you owe it to yourself to find your place at Luther.


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To be a successful musician or music teacher, you’ll need a strong academic program with lots of performance opportunities to help build your knowledge and skills. Explore our program options.

Robert plays his oboe in the orchestra.
During my time in Vienna with the Luther College Symphony Orchestra, my prior experience with the German language amplified my experience, and the new ways of thinking that came from learning another language allowed me to learn about music in ways I could not have otherwise.
Robert Clower ’23
Music Major, German Minor
Read about Robert's Fulbright Award
Kirsten looks at the camera. She is wearing a gray top.
At Luther College, the relationships you make really matter. The professors and staff have gone out of their way to support me, both during and beyond college.
Kirsten Loynachan ’22
Accounting and music major
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White man with short hair, smiling, wearing a jacket and tie, holding a trombone
Alongside the amazing professors from whom I learned technical skills, the focus on compassionate and intentional instruction prepares Luther educators to be truly meaningful teachers.
Jackson Churchill '20
Music Education Major
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Music is a common thread for so many people at Luther and it’s a wonderful way for a first-year student to meet people.
Katie Koenning ’18
Read Katie's Story
There were what seemed like thousands of moments of making connections with the people on campus. I talked about the world with friends, learned new skills through work-study, and was encouraged by teachers to reach higher standards.
Flint Angeroth Franks ’15
Music Major
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