Augustana University

Founded in 1860, Augustana University is a selective, private, residential, comprehensive (liberal arts and professional) college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Central to their mission are five core values — Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service — that serve as the foundation for the University’s academic and student life programs. Performing and visual arts at Augustana represent the heart of the arts in the Sioux Empire. Their long-standing tradition of excellence in the arts reaches out to all students, from majors preparing to enter professions as musicians, theatre and visual artists or arts educators, to those simply interested in the arts — and to members of the local community, who can attend multiple performances and exhibits throughout the year. Outreach efforts to the local community include over 100 performances, concerts and exhibits, several camps, festivals and competitions hosted on campus, and the Sioux Falls arts scene which has so much to offer its campus community.