The Music Department at Luther College prepares its students for careers in teaching, performing and conducting.
Education is one of the most popular paths for music majors. Luther graduates have succeeded in securing excellent positions in the music education field at all levels: elementary, middle school, high school. With additional study at a university, music education students can also earn a degree in music therapy.
Luther alumni have garnered leads in national touring performances of "The Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables," and "Fiddler on the Roof." Luther College has also been well represented at the New York Metropolitan Auditions with recent winners at both the national and regional levels.
Recent graduates have attended Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, University of Arizona, Arizona State, San Francisco Conservatory, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern, Minnesota, Yale, the Cincinnati Conservatory, Florida State University, Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Juilliard School of Music.
Other career opportunities include positions in church music, music criticism, librarianship, instrument repair, composition and publishing, piano and organ tuning, music management, radio, and television.