Fine Arts

Gustavus Senior Marta Sikora Makes Big Impact in MN Orchestra Internship

Marta Sikora, a senior studying business management and music, completed a marketing internship with the Minnesota Orchestra over the summer. During this internship, Marta had the opportunity to publish a program note in Showcase—Minnesota Orchestra’s concert program brochure. Marta wrote her program note about Sir James McMillan’s Trombone Concerto, performed by Jörgen van Rijen for […]

Choreographer’s Gallery: The Legacy of Dance at Gustavus

The Gustavus Theatre & Dance Department is proud to present this year’s Choreography Gallery. This will take place in the Rob and Judy Gardner Laboratory Theatre on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18 2023 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 19 at 2 p.m. The program is being directed by Associate Professor Melissa Rolnick, […]

Ghastly Gusties: Gustavus Alumni Fuel the Nightmares of Mall of America’s Haunted House

“Onionhead’s Revenge”, the 45,000 square foot horror attraction in the Mall of America, is a terrifyingly innovative haunted house that featured contributions from five Gustavus alums. Through their excellent and diverse education at Gustavus, these Gusties shine in a story driven haunted house that demands improv skills in an ever-changing environment. American Monsters’ “Onionhead’s Revenge” […]

Nobel 59 Opening Procession Brings the Gustavus Spirit to Life

On October 3 and 4, Gustavus Adolphus College hosted the 59th Nobel Conference. This year’s conference, “Insects: Little Body, Big Impact”,  addressed the disproportionate effects insects have on human life and aimed to bring awareness to the essential role these beings play in allowing the earth to flourish. Having had the honor of hosting the […]

Metamorphoses: The Growth That Theater Offers

Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present the Theater Department’s rendition of Metamorphoses. An emotional whirlwind of a play that takes classic stories told by Ovid and redesigns them for modern audiences, this production should not be missed. It will be taking place from November 2 to November 5. Associate Professor in Theatre and Dance […]

What To Know About Dr. Justin Knoepfel

Dr Justin Knoepfel became the conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra very suddenly. He had already conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra for 10 years when the then-GSO conductor left for another position. During a year-long fill-in period, he discovered that it had been a missing piece in his musical career. Now, his recently announced appointment means […]

Gustavus Alum’s Nobel Projections Have Big Impact

The Nobel Conference, held annually at Gustavus Adolphus College, combines the efforts of current, past, and future students of the school, along with the general public, to create a collaborative learning experience. This year’s subject “Insects: Little Body Big Impacts” focused on bugs and the influence that they have on the world, whether it be […]

Diminutive Messengers and Big Conversations

The Nobel Conference is regarded as one of Gustavus’ best traditions, acclaimed internationally for being a meeting of the best scientific minds. This year, the Conference, entitled “Insects: Little Body, Big Impact” occurs on Tuesday, October 3 and Wednesday,  October 4, 2023, offering up a visual arts exhibition for students and the general public to […]

Gustavus welcomes Singaporean singer award-winning Dr. Sridhar

Dr. Janani Sridhar will be performing at Gustavus Adolphus College with pianist Alexander Woods, on September 30, at 7:30 p.m.. Dr. Sridhar is a world-renowned singer and performer. She is the first Singaporean to win the top prize at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as well as the first singer to have received the HSBC […]

Celebrating former music faculty Paul and Helen Baumgartner

The Fine Arts Office and Alumni and Parent Engagement Office are pleased to present the Baumgartner Memorial Concert, a recital to honor and celebrate former Gustavus music faculty Paul and Helen Baumgartner.  The recital will be held on Homecoming Saturday, September 23 at 5:30 p.m in Christ Chapel. The recital includes performances by current Gustavus […]