Fine Arts

Emma Forsyth ’25: 2024 Recipient of the ELCO Corporation Award

Emma Forsyth ’25, an environmental studies and dance major at Gustavus, received the ELCO Corporation Award. This award is presented annually to a student who has made the greatest contribution to excellence in the Department of Theatre & Dance. Forsyth is a highly active member of the Theatre & Dance department, consistently contributing to the […]

From College Friends to Music Professionals: The Journey of Alex Terpkosh and Manny Green

Alex Terpkosh and Manny Green met during their freshman year At Gustavus and quickly became great friends. Green ’23 was an Instrumental Music Education major with Honors in Conducting, while Terpkosh ’23 was a double major in Music and Biology. They bonded over long sight-singing sessions and shared music experiences, helping each other through the […]

Wren Heiman: 2024 Recipient of the Outstanding Student in Design, Technology and Production Award

Made using TurboCollage from Wren Heiman ‘25 is a Junior theatre major with minors in religion and studio art from Northfield, Minnesota. They received the Outstanding Student in Design, Technology and Production Award. This award is given to a junior or senior who has demonstrated leadership, commitment and excellence as a stage manager, technician […]

Megan Lipke: how a trip to Kenya inspired her artwork

Megan Lipke  is a junior Studio Art and History double major with a Music Minor, from Hutchinson, Minnesota. Last spring, Lipke traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, and worked with children through a volunteer organization called the Alfajiri Center. That experience inspired Lipke to create an art piece called Coping. Tell us about your experience with the […]

Jenna Kavouras: A Composer’s Journey from Gustavus to the World Stage

Jenna Kavouras ‘22 was a Music major and Management minor during her time at Gustavus. She was originally a Music Education major and then switched over to just a Music major. Through the Music major, her experiences playing saxophone and bass clarinet, her involvement in the Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble and the Symphony […]

Tavan Radke: 2024 Recipient of the Lee and Laurie Walker Scholarship Award

Made using TurboCollage from Tavan Radke ‘27, a first year theater major, has a stage presence that fills a room upon arrival. Having spent much of his life on stage, he knows how to capture and keep an audience’s attention. Radke has most recently performed in William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, directed by Matt Trucano, playing […]

Peter and the Starcatcher

The Gustavus Theatre & Dance Department is presenting “Peter and the Starcatcher,” based on the well-known story of Peter Pan. Telling the origin stories of some of the notable characters such as Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook, performances will be occurring Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m., along with performances […]

Sincerely Yours, The Comeback Kids

Gustavus Adolphus College collaborated with the Studio Arts seniors to create an exhibit where students are able to share the work done in classes one last time. A testament to all of the hard work they have put in during their four years here at Gustavus, this is not an experience to be missed. Seniors […]

How Gustavus Shaped Austin Adler ’23: From Onstage Performer to Theatre Tech Specialist

For Austin Adler ‘23, the question, ”Where are you from?” is always a fun one to answer. Yes, he grew up in the Minneapolis area before coming into Gustavus, and he knew he wanted to “do theater” ever since high school. But there was a twist, in that Adler arrived on the Hill as a […]

Introducing the Winners of the GSO 2024 Concerto & Aria Competition

From left to right, Jack Saetveit '25, Elle Bergquist '24, Will Schimdt '27, and Josh Newman '25 The Music Department at Gustavus Adolphus College has announced the winners of the 2024 Concerto/Aria competition. Bassoonist Will Schmidt ’27, violinist Jack Saetveit ’25, and cellist Elle Bergquist ’24 were named the winners of this year’s competition and […]