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Skaar, Trygve

Brady Educational Center LL05A
(651) 962-5850
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University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave., BEC 5
St. Paul, MN 55105

Trygve Skaar grew up in Cambridge, MN and is an active music educator and performer in the region.  Trygve studied music at Bethel University and the University of Minnesota. His teachers include Ross Tolbert, David Fedderly, Rex Martin and Charles Olson.  An active freelance musician, Trygve has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, VocalEssence, and the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra.  He is a member of the Minneapolis based Compass Rose Brass Ensemble.  Trygve has been a featured soloist at the Great American Brass Band festival in Danville, Kentucky and at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Clinic.  While serving in the 8th Infantry Division Band, United States Army, in Germany, he performed in brass bands throughout Europe having performed at the Swiss National Championships with the Appenzellerland Brass Band.  Trygve currently teaches Tuba and Euphonium at Gustavus Adolphus College, and Tuba at the University of Saint Thomas and is the assistant conductor of the Saint Paul based, Grand Symphonic Winds, who recently was selected and performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention in Chicago, IL.  He has served on the faculty of Saint Olaf College, Augsburg College, Bethel University, Northwestern University (Arden Hills), Crown College and Macalaster College. Trygve is retired from the United States Army after 24 years of service, having served on Active Duty and with the Minnesota Army National Guard. His military service took him all over the world from Germany to Alabama to Norfolk, Virginia and throughout Southwest Asia.  As Commander of the 34th Infantry Division Band, based in Rosemount, Minnesota, he led 45 Soldiers on deployment to Iraq in 2009 where they performed 450 times and traveled over 70,000 miles on the ground and through the air. His proudest professional moment occurred when all 45 Soldiers returned home safely in 2010. Trygve has three children, Meira, Josiah and Cadence and in addition to his musical endeavors, works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving Veterans.

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
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MUSP 148 - 01 Perf Study: Tuba 30' - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

20195 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours


Trygve Skaar

elective Students must complete an online Lesson Registration Form with the music department in addition to registering through Murphy. Please got to the following link and read the ‘Registration’ section.

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Summer 2019 Courses

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