‘Music’ Category

Daniel Felton ’15 on his new saxophone gospel album and life as a music educator

It’s difficult to describe the work of Daniel Felton ’15 concisely. He’s a music educator, but he’s also a self-taught organ-playing church music director. He’s a composer and arranger, but he’s also a talented saxophone player and drummer.  Now he can add another credential to his list. Felton released a unique album of gospel saxophone […]

Grant provides opportunities for collaborative student research in the arts

Sara Cronk '22 (left) and Lauren Buss '23 (right) are working on summer research in theatre and music thanks to the Robert and Cindy Peterson Summer Research Fellowship. Sara Cronk ’22 had decided on a chemistry major as a first year student at Gustavus. As part of her financial aid package, she was granted a […]

Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Hickox-Young

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jonathan Hickox-Young is a music major from Reno, Nevada. His future plans include attending the University of Minnesota to complete a master’s degree in percussion performance. His percussion instructor at Gustavus, Dr. Adam Rappel, says that he can’t wait […]

Senior Spotlight: Alex Preston

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Alex Preston is a music major and arts administration minor from Denver, CO. After graduation, he hopes to start a career that combines his passion for music composition, sound engineering, arts administration, and non-profit work. Preston played tenor saxophone […]

Senior Spotlight: Coleden Wedge

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Coleden Wedge is a music education major from Saint Bonifacius, Minn. Next fall he plans to student teach and then find an instrumental music education position before pursuing graduate school. Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music […]

Senior Spotlight: Antoni Soroka

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Antoni Soroka is a music major from Saint Peter, Minn. His future plans include pursuing a master’s degree in music composition. The Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra James Patrick Miller says he met Antoni as a […]

Senior Spotlight: Mary Nyhus

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Mary Nyhus is a music major and gender, women, and sexuality studies minor from Winona, Minn. After graduation, she will be working while applying for graduate school. Professor Emeritus Greg Aune says Mary’s drive is something that stood out […]

Senior Spotlight: Erin Oberle

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Erin Oberle is a music education major from Mankato, Minn. Next fall she will be student teaching at a middle and high school and then hopes to find a full time teaching job. Associate Professor of Piano Esther Wang […]

Senior Spotlight: Paige Reiners

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Paige Reiners is a chemistry and music major from Stillwater, Minn. In the fall, she will be attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for their DDS program. Professor of Piano Dr. Yumiko Oshima-Ryan says, “Having a student […]

Senior Spotlight: Grant Stramer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Grant Stramer is a music major from Erhard, Minn. and Robbinsdale, Minn. Next fall he will be attending graduate school for a master’s in music therapy at Montclair State University. Gustavus Wind Symphony Conductor Heidi Johanna Miller says Grant’s […]