Although music majors have tight academic schedules, there are interim, summer and touring opportunities for travel.
The Augustana Band, Augustana Orchestra and Augustana Choir tour throughout the United States. The Band and Choir travel internationally once every 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 began touring internationally in 1999. They return to the People's Republic of China in January 2019 for their fifth visit. The trip includes concerts in Shanghai, Wuhan, Xian and Beijing as well as a Yangtze River Cruise. Alumni and friends of the University are invited to join the Band during this exciting tour. For further information please see the tour page.
Previous tours were:
- 2015: January Term in China
- 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:
- 2017: Germany and Italy
- 2013: Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Austria (read their blog)
- 2008: Italy, Greece, Sicily
- 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. In March of 2018, the Choir performed in Pierre, Rapid City and Hot Springs (SD), Cheyenne (WY), Denver and Colorado Springs (CO), Grand Island (NE) and Holstein (IA).