A number of Augustana students attend regional, state and national competitions and conferences each year. They are encouraged to audition and perform in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. These groups give students valuable professional performing experience and also provide remuneration.
An enormous benefit of being in Sioux Falls is the generous availability of national and international guest artists performing with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the Community Concert Association, and the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society. Many take the time to perform with Augustana music students and offer them master classes and workshops.