‘Music’ Category

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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 […]

Senior Spotlight: Zander Boettcher

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Zander Boettcher is a senior music major from Mankato, Minn. This fall he plans to work full time for the family business, United Team Elite, while he decides what he wants to do next. Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Conductor Ruth Lin […]

Senior Spotlight: Zach Diedrich

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Zach Diedrich is a music education major from Bloomington, Minn. In the fall, he will be student teaching in the Twin Cities and then hopes to find a full-time teaching position as a high school choral director. Professor Emeritus […]

Senior Spotlight: Jacob Koshiol

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jacob Koshiol is a vocal music major from Paynesville, Minn. This fall he hopes to be working for Youth Frontiers in Edina, Minn. leading school retreats for students ranging from fourth to ninth grade that focuses on character building, […]

Senior Spotlight: Austyn Menk

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Austyn Menk is a music (honors composition) major from Le Center, Minn. This fall he will be attending Northern Illinois University for a master’s degree in jazz studies. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ Chad Winterfeldt says that Austyn’s versatility as […]

Senior Spotlight: Audrey Powell

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Audrey Powell is a senior music education major from Rosemount, Minn.  She will be student teaching in the fall before pursuing a career as an elementary school band director. Adjunct Instructor of Horn Melissa Morey says Audrey’s ability to […]

Gustavus Wind Orchestra releases new album, “Awakening”

The Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Music proudly announces the release of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra's newest album, "Awakening."

Gustavus Extends Online Learning Through Spring Semester

SAINT PETER, Minn. (March 17, 2020) — Gustavus Adolphus College will continue its suspension of in-person classes through the remainder of the academic year due to COVID-19, President Rebecca M. Bergman announced today. The College is currently preparing for a transition to online course delivery, which will commence on Monday, March 30 and continue for […]

Gustavus Wind Orchestra to perform at College Band Directors National Association regional conference

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra, conducted by James Patrick Miller, has been selected to perform as one of the featured ensembles at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) North Central Division Conference.