‘Music’ Category

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Gustavus Choir and Gustavus Wind Orchestra Premiere Virtual Tour Concerts

Featuring a mix of music and personal narratives, the innovative virtual tours share Gustavus music with the world amidst the continuing pandemic.

Senior Spotlight: Melanie Johnson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Melanie Johnson is a music and psychological science double major from Belle Plaine, Minn. She will work as an infant teacher at a child development center post-graduation. Associate Professor of Music and Jazz Area Director Dave Stamps says, “Melanie […]

Senior Spotlight: Nathan Thompson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Nathan Thompson is a Vocal Music Education major from Roseville, MN. He is planning to teach high school music outside of Minnesota after he graduates. Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Elisabeth Cherland says, “Nathan’s future students will love […]

Björling Scholarship Supports Music Majors and Non-Music Majors

Gustavus Adolphus College prides itself on having a high-quality music program that allows students to stay involved in music—even if they don't major in it.

Kurt Elling ’89 Wins Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album

Long recognized as one of the top jazz vocalists of our time, Elling won his second Grammy Award for his album "Secrets are the Best Stories."

Tohoku and Fukushima: Ten Years Later

Music professor Masayoshi Ishikawa collaborated on this powerful tribute for the 10th anniversary of the 2011 Japanese tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Stamps Blends Jazz, Community, and Leadership in the Arts

Dave Stamps directs the Gustavus jazz ensembles, leads the arts administration program, and connects musicians across the region and beyond.

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 […]