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Benson ’13 Tells Jazz Dance History Through New Production

Rush Benson ’13 is a multi-talent artist — he is an actor, dancer, teacher, musician, and choreographer. His portfolio includes collaborations with many professional theaters around the Twin Cities, such as the Guthrie, the Ordway, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Park Square Theater, and the Old Log Theater. His latest production Teach Me presents an educational music […]

New Dye Garden Blends Together Art and Nature

Inspired by the Linnaeus Arboretum and other nature spots that surround Gustavus Adolphus College, a dye garden by Colleen Stockmann brings centuries-old art techniques int the 21st century. The dye garden involves growing plants such as marigold, fennel, and blackberry that release their color if simmered in water. This process of obtaining dyes was highly […]

Busy Summer for Gusties

Summer is a time to enjoy the weather, to spend time with family and friends, and to turn off school mode. However, our students and faculty keep creating and working their craft. Let’s look at what our Gusties have been up to. Gustavus Adolphus College music professor and conductor Dr. Elisabeth Cherland presented What we […]

New GWO Album Available Now

The Gustavus Wind Orchestra under the direction of Dr. James Patrick Miller is proud to announce the digital release of their new album, Heroes: Facing Adversity and Destiny. A result of the GWO virtual tour in the spring of 2021, this album includes music from major Hollywood productions such as How to Train Your Dragon, […]

Senior Spotlight: Andrew Stumbo

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Andrew Stumbo is a Vocal Music Education major from Ogden, Iowa. After graduation, he hopes to get a job as a choir director. Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music and Conductor of the Gustavus Choir Dr. […]

Senior Spotlight: Katie Rhoten

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Katie Rhoten is a Dance and Psychological Science major with Honors from Eau Claire, Wis. She plans to take a gap year and work with children in some capacity during that time. She then hopes to attend graduate school […]

Senior Spotlight: Matt Guilette

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Matt Guilette is a Music major with a Political Science minor from Appleton, Wis. He plans to work around his hometown before considering grad school. Associate professor of Music Dave Stamps says, “Matt is exceptionally talented and works very […]

Senior Spotlight: Darby Hurlbert

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Darby Hurlbert is a Studio Arts and Art History double major with a philosophy minor from California. She plans to take some time for herself post-graduation and work on her relationship with her art. Associate Professor of Art Kristen […]

Senior Spotlight: Emma Fischer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Emma Fischer is an Instrumental Music Education major from Minneapolis, Minn. Their current plan after college is to teach instrumental music at the secondary level and pursue a graduate degree in music education or wind band conducting. Douglas Nimmo […]

Senior Spotlight: Jakob Larson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jakob Larson is a Music Honors major in Performance with an Arts Administration minor. He plans to attend graduate school for trombone. Associate Professor of Music, Jazz Area Coordinator, and Director of the Arts Administration Program Dave Stamps says, […]