College Credit

🎓 Earn College Credit through Oregon State University

By special arrangement, the OSU nationally ranked and recognized Ecampus program is offering a special course for OAM students traveling to Europe. The course is designed to enhance the travel experience, while providing 3 units of college credit. ONLY OAM STUDENTS WILL BE ENROLLED IN THE COURSE. The class schedule will be delivered online providing students information on the musical history of the European locations visited. Enrollment opens on April 11 and will still be available up to the start of the class. See below if you are interested in the topics that will be covered during the course.

There is no age restriction for participation.

All students younger than 18 will require parent approval.

✏️ OSU Registration Information – 3 Step Process

Step 1: Register as a non-degree seeking student at OSU. There is a $30 application feel. Click here to apply: If you would like more information about the application process, visit HERE.

Step 2: And now you…wait! You will need to wait 4 or 5 days for the university to process your application. You will not be able to enroll until you receive your OSU ID. If you are confused, email and let her know that you are planning to enroll for the OAM music appreciate course.

Step 3: It’s now time to register for MUS 101: Music Appreciation-Survey (CRN: 74922, Section 401, Instructor: Zielke). Go to and register for the CRN-74728).

Tuition/Fees: Tuition is a total of $993 for 3 academic credits. College credit is not inexpensive, but this course will count toward graduation at any accredited college or university in the arts category. In addition, the course will add personal value toward the travel experience. This cost is the regular online tuition cost for all courses at OSU.

Course Details: The course will begin June 20 with information about all of the European locations, and will include several group meetings at camp and on the tour. The class will conclude on September 2. The student will not need access to the online course materials while in Europe and the course may be completed at the student’s own pace as long as it is completed by September 2.

If you have any problem with registration, please email Steven Zielke at or the OSU Music Advisor, Kristin Rorrer at We will walk you through the process.


The Normandy American Cemetery

The visit to the American Cemetery is a moment for us to reflect on how music has been a part of our past through our own military tradition, as well as the conflicts during the two world wars. Learn about the roots of the military band movement, including the United States Marine Band, established in 1798 by an act of congress.


The Notre-Dame School. The birth of polyphony can be traced to the other-worldly sounding music of Leonin, Perotin, and their contemporaries between 1160-1250, creating an entirely new kind of music that was the birth of harmony as we now understand it in the western tradition. Imagine these artists, toiling away creating an entirely new sound, all the while Notre Dame was constructed around them.


Montreux Jazz Festival. The amazing history of one of the premier music festivals in the world. While it initially was a pure jazz festival, over the years it has broadened to include blues, soul, and rock artists, including a who’s who of amazing artists such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Prince, and more. Discover this amazing place that has been the site of so many incredible concerts.


The Viennese School. When people think of classical music, this brief period at the end of the 18th century in Austria defines our understanding, led by the big three of their time, Joseph Haydn, W.A. Mozart, and Ludwig Beethoven. Our travels will take us to the birthplace of Mozart. We will cover this incredible music that set Europe on fire.


Concentration Camp Music. Our musical journey ends with one of our final destination points, visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp. So much attention is often focused on the horrors of these terrible places, but lesser known is how camp inmates found ways to create of culture of musical performance that demonstrates even in the most repressive conditions, the human spirit can find ways to transcend and find truth and beauty.