Studying Off Campus
Music students are encouraged to explore Augustana’s study abroad opportunities and other off-campus study programs. Although music majors have tight academic schedules, there are interim, summer and touring opportunities for travel. For example, Augustana is a member of the Upper Midwest Association for Intercultural Education (UMAIE) that offers courses abroad during January interim session, such as studying music and religion in India.
The Augustana Band and Augustana Choir tour throughout the United States and the world. Beginning with 2011, International tours for the Band and Choir will occur once in four years, during the January term. In addition to concert opportunities, students will earn three credits for a course designed to enhance their learning during these 21-day tours.
The Augustana Band tours annually, and began touring internationally in 1999.
- 2011: January Term in Egypt
- 2007: January Term in China
- 2003: January Term in China
- 1999: January Term in South Korea, Japan and China
National tours for the Band have included trips to New York City, Washington, D.C., Phoenix and destinations throughout the upper Midwest.
The Augustana Choir’s international tours include:
- 2013: Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria
- 2008: Italy, Greece, Sicily (read their blog)
- 2006: Tanzania
- 2004: Ireland
- 2002: Italy, Germany
- 2000: Great Britain
- 1998: Norway
- 1996: Austria
- 1994: England, France
The Choir's annual tours have included both coasts, the south and upper midwest.