‘Music’ Category

Steve Heitzeg, Grammy Award-winning alumnus, to compose for Gustavus Carillon

As Gustavus Adolphus College host the 58th Nobel Conference, there will be a special reveal of Steve Heitzeg’s “Aequa (Equality Rings, Birds Sing)”: a musical movement specially composed for the Gustavus Carillon. Today at 12 p.m. the Gustavus students, staff, and guests attending this conference will be able to witness the premiere of “Aequa,” which […]

Nobel Conference: Fine Arts Overview

The theme of mental health (in)equity and young people will be presented through an art exhibition, a concert, and a dance performance. Our music ensembles will play a prelude at the start of each session. Then on Saturday and Sunday, our music ensembles will put on their annual family weekend concerts. Music Prelude Wednesday, September […]

Fine Arts Weekly Preview: September 26 to October 2

This week features the annual Family Weekend Showcase at Christ Chapel, the Nobel Dance Feature Concert: Resonance, as well as the public receptions of both FOCUS IN/ON at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, and Are you ok? I am not. And that’s ok. at the Schaefer Art Gallery. Resonance: Songs, Dances, and Poems that explore […]

Senior Spotlight: Lauren Russell

Lauren Russell is a Music Major from Alexandria, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Jazz, and other instrumental ensembles. Professor  Ruth Lin says “Lauren exemplifies the kind of student that we are proud of here at Gustavus. She came in thinking that she would be a teacher and discover how much […]

Senior Spotlight: Tyler DelMain

Tyler DelMain is an Instrumental Music major from Minnetrista, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Jazz, the Trombone Choir, and the Campus Band. Professor  Alexandra Bryant says “Tyler has been such a joy to teach over these past four years. I love how deep his passion for […]

Senior Spotlight: Tristan Eliason

Tristan Eliason is a Music and Psychology Major and Scandinavian Studies Minor from Watertown, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. Professor Yumiko Oshima-Ryan says “Tristan loves music, and they are gifted with playing percussion and harp, and piano is the third instrument they took lessons during their study at Gustavus. Tristan has grown […]

Senior Spotlight: Peter Neuman

Peter Neuman is a Vocal Music Education major from Chaska, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Choir and the G-sharp. Professor Anna DeGraff says “As Peter moves on from Gustavus, I am hopeful that his joy for music will allow him to inspire another generation of thoughtful, passionate musicians.” We asked Peter about his time […]

Senior Spotlight: Maddi McChesney

Maddi McChesney is an Instrumental Music Education major from Mason City, Iowa. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Gustavus Campus Band, the Bronze Handbells, and other instrumental ensembles. Professor Masayoshi Ishikawa says “I had the privilege of getting to know and working with Maddi. Her musical growth during this […]

Senior Spotlight: Kyle Langer

Kyle Langer is a Music with Honors in Performance major  from Otsego, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and other instrumental ensembles.  Professor Scott Moore says “Kyle is very motivated to improve his musicianship. He is gifted with an above-average amount of common sense and is not afraid of […]

Senior Spotlight: Jonathan Listul

Jonathan Listul is an Instrumental Music Education and Honors in Trumpet Performance major from Jamestown, North Dakota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Jazz, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, the Christ Chapel Ringers, and jazz combos. Professor Jonathan Brandt says “Jonathan has always been very curious and inquisitive about music, and as a […]