‘Music’ Category

Gustavus Adolphus College’s Brandon Dean Named Conductor of the Gustavus Choir

The Gustavus Choir Gustavus Adolphus College’s Dr. Brandon Dean has been named the next Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair in Music and Director of the Gustavus Choir, President Rebecca Bergman announced today. Dean’s three-year appointment will begin when Dr. Gregory Aune retires at the end of the 2018–19 academic year after 24 […]

Weekend Fine Arts Preview: Final Performance Weekend

We may be heading into the final weeks of classes, but there's still one more weekend of fantastic concerts coming your way.

Gustavus Wind Orchestra Celebrates 140 Years

This weekend the Gustavus Wind Orchestra is having a birthday party. A really big one. Over 175 Gustavus Band and Gustavus Wind Orchestra alumni descend on campus May 11-13 to celebrate this milestone anniversary of the oldest touring collegiate band west of the Mississippi. The highlight of the weekend will be the opportunity for nearly […]

The Fine Arts Guide to Honors Weekend

Honors Weekend is busy on campus, so here's a handy guide to all of the fabulous fine arts events happening this weekend!

Gustavus Jazz brings home honors from Eau Claire Jazz Festival

The Gustavus Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Jazztet hit the road over the weekend, stopping first to work with student musicians at Apple Valley High School and continuing on to take honors at the 52nd Annual Eau Claire Jazz Festival.

International Relations through Music

On April 18 a woodwind quartet made up of young pre-professional musicians from the Cuban American Youth Orchestra visited Gustavus Adolphus College for a musical and cultural exchange with Gustavus student musicians.

Weekend Arts Preview: Grieg Piano Concerto and Anglican Vespers

Kirill Nazarov, 2018 High School Concerto/Aria Competition winner This weekend features two of the Gustavus Adolphus College large touring ensembles in concert. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra performs in the afternoon Sunday with the 2018 High School Concerto/Aria Competition winner, Kirill Nazarov. The Gustavus Choir follows with an evening vespers service with Chad Winterfeldt on organ. […]

Weekend Fine Arts Preview: From Dello Joio to Shakespeare

There are several great fine arts events on campus at Gustavus Adolphus College this weekend. All performances are free and open to the public and we hope you'll join us for one or all of them!

Gustavus Jazz Jamboree Takes Center Stage

Gustavus Adolphus College welcomes five specially selected high school jazz ensembles along with jazz performers the Adam Meckler Orchestra and Reggie Thomas to campus this weekend for the inaugural Gustavus Jazz Jamboree.

Gustavus Musicians and Faculty Featured at MMEA Conference

Performances at the conference include the Gustavus Wind Orchestra as well as ensembles conducted by Heidi Johanna Miller and Dave Stamps. James Patrick Miller will be inducted into Phi Beta Mu, the International Bandmasters Fraternity.