‘Music’ Category

33rd annual Björling Music Festival Goes Virtual

The Gustavus Department of Music's annual day-long event will take place in a virtual format on Saturday, March 27.

Two Virtual Performances Set for This Weekend

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music will present two virtual concerts this weekend. Along with the upcoming Winds of Christmas performance on Tuesday, December 8 and the premiere of Christmas in Christ Chapel on Saturday, December 19, the weekend concerts represent the culmination of an unusual semester marked by the COVID-19 pandemic—with musicians wearing […]

The Arts at Nobel Conference 56

The move of Nobel Conference 56: Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology to an online format has opened the door to a new level of creativity from fine arts students involved with the conference.  While preparations for this year’s conference began well before COVID-19 hit, they continued to evolve right up until the performances were […]

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 […]