Luther College to host second annual Dorian Choral Retreat

April 12, 2019

The Dorian Choral Retreat, now in its second year, will be hosted this summer at Luther College June 28-30.

This event is available to all who are interested and at least 19 years of age. There is a fee of $125 with no on-campus housing over the course of the retreat, or $175 for a single, air-conditioned room Friday and Saturday night on campus. A $10 discount is offered to people who are coming with a roommate. Registration for the event can be found at

The Dorian Choral Retreat is ideal for Luther alumni, music educators, church musicians, career musicians and folks who just love singing. The goal of the weekend is to be a musical retreat, a way to recharge batteries, an opportunity to take a break from everyday life and a time to explore Decorah and Luther College. In its inaugural year, over 200 singers from 19 states participated.

The retreat will be led by Luther College choral faculty, including Dr. Andrew Last, director of choral activities. Last is part of a vibrant choral program at Luther that includes three choral faculty, nearly 500 singers, five choral ensembles, numerous regional and national American Choral Directors Association convention performances, and an annual presentation of the Christmas at Luther performances.

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Luther is home to one of the largest collegiate music programs in the nation, with five choirs, three orchestras, three bands, two jazz bands and more than 800 student musicians. Luther students participate in large ensembles, faculty-coached chamber groups, private lessons and master classes. Nearly 275 music majors study music theory, ear training, history, education, composition, jazz, church music and performance.