‘Music’ Category

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 […]

Senior Spotlight: Jessica Logue

Jessica Logue is a Music and Psychology major from Chaska, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Symphony, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, and chamber music ensembles. Professor Ruth Lin says “Jess works hard and is persistent. I hope that she has the opportunity to go after what she wants to do in the future.” We […]

Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Goulding

Jennifer Golding is an Instrumental Music Education major from Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and the Gustavus Flute Choir. Professor Heidi Miller says “Jenny has absolutely blossomed as a musician and a human in the time I have known Jenny at Gustavus. It has been thrilling […]

Senior Spotlight: Jenna Kavouras

Jenna Kavouras is a Music major and Management minor from Prior Lake, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble. Professor James Patrick Miller says “Jenna is a truly excellent student and person, asks great questions, and seeks-out unique opportunities for herself. She will go far in the field of […]

Senior Spotlight: Isabella La Manca

Isabella La Marca is a Vocal Music Education from Bloomington, Minnesota. She performed with the Social Justice Choir, the Choir of Christ Chape, the Gustavus Choir, and vocal ensembles. Professor Patricia Snapp says “Izzy has a big heart and cares deeply about her vocal study. I will miss her wonderful energy in her voice lessons […]

Senior Spotlight: Emmie Peroutka

Emmie Peroutka  is a Music and Psychological Science major from Bloomington, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Choir and the Flute Choir. Professor Brandon Dean says “Emmie is a caring and compassionate person, uniquely gifted, and intelligent.  She truly lives into the high expectations she sets for herself, and I know she has a bright […]

Senior Spotlight: Eli McMahon

Eli McMahon is a Vocal Music Education major from Hartford, South Dakota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Choir. Professor Amy Vizenor says “even as a beginning student, Eli was strong-bright, articulate, grounded, and personable. With his quick smile, respectful attitude, and thoughtful attention to his work and his music, he […]

Senior Spotlight: Brandon Guenther

Brandon Guenther is an Instrumental Music Education major from Owatonna, Minnesota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Chamber Winds. Professor Karrin Meffert-Nelson says: “Brandon has a bright future ahead of him in the music profession! Brandon has so much joy when creating and learning about music and that energy infuses into […]