Archive for June, 2013

Kurt Elling ’89: Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist

Those in the know seem to be in unison when it comes to Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Kurt Elling ’89: he is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists living today. The New York Times declared, “Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” The Washington Post added, “Since the mid-1990s, no singer in jazz has been as daring, dynamic or interesting as Kurt Elling. With his soaring vocal flights, his edgy lyrics and sense of being on a musical mission, he has come to embody the creative spirit in jazz.”

Free Press Features Professor Emeritus Bruce McClain

(Story by Matt Thomas ’00) Gustavus Adolphus College Professor Emeritus Bruce McClain taught in the College’s Art and Art History Department for 46 years from 1965 to 2011. On Thursday, June 20, Mankato Free Press reporter Tanner Kent featured McClain and a current exhibition of his work that is on display at the Waseca Arts […]

Laurel Boman ’14: Excelling in Music & Classics Departments

(Story by Christine Sands ’15 with additions by Al Behrends) Editor’s note: Laurel Boman ’14 is a member of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and is section leader of the saxophone section. She is also plays lead alto in the Gustavus Saxophone Quartet. Students at Gustavus Adolphus College have many opportunities to excel and be rewarded […]

Music Educator Beth Hauer Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

The 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, has been released to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in the classroom and on the playing field. Representing Gustavus Adolphus College on this year’s Academic All-District First Team for District Six are seniors Beth Hauer (Little Falls, Minn.) and Allyson Voss (Wausau, Wis.).

Jason Haaheim ’01: Conquering Music and Science

(Story by Matt Thomas “00, Media Relations Manager) When Jason Haaheim graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in the spring of 2001, his resume was already littered with impressive bullet points. The honors music and physics double major graduated magna cum laude on top of being inducted into the prestigious honors society Phi Beta Kappa. He […]