CHAMBER MUSIC - Both music and non-music majors are able to participate in chamber music activities which are coached and supervised by music faculty. String quartets, piano trios, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, small vocal ensembles and many other chamber groups are available for the St. Olaf musician.
CLARINET CHOIR - The Clarinet Choir provides an opportunity for players within the clarinet family from E-flat soprano to B-flat contra bass, to rehearse and perform the finest literature for clarinets. Inquiries for membership should be made in the fall of the year.
FLUTE CHOIR - This choir of more than 30 flutists performs regularly on campus, in the Twin Cities, and southeastern Minnesota. Membership is open to all interested players on campus.
HORN CLUB - The Horn Club is one of the first established horn ensembles in the United States. It has performed widely in Minnesota as well as on campus. The Horn Club has had guest appearances at music conventions and area high schools. Membership is open by audition to all hornists at St. Olaf.
OPERA/MUSICAL THEATER - The St. Olaf College Music Department provides aspiring singer/actors with a variety of training and performing opportunities that prepare them for the challenges of this richly unique artistic pursuit. Production repertoire and coursework are designed to nurture the growth of a healthy young performer in an environment of artistry, creativity, cooperation, support, and respect. Majors and Non-Majors are welcome to the following courses and productions.
TROMBONE CHOIR - Paul Niemisto, Director. The "Bone Choir" makes regular contributions to the concert and worship life of the college. They often perform in Twin City churches, and have been regular participants in the Minnesota Trombone Workshop. Membership is open to all interested trombonists on campus.
TUBA-EUPHONIUM ENSEMBLE - Paul Niemisto, Director. This is a unique group in the Upper Midwest which provides a special opportunity for tuba and euphonium (baritone horn) players to make a sonorous ensemble sound not often heard in concert. Membership is selected from among the tuba and euphonium players on campus. The ensemble sponsors the annual Merry Tuba Christmas.