Fine Arts

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Senior Spotlight: Henri Santelman

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Henri Santelman is a music honors and religion double major from Alexandria, Minn. He plans to serve in music ministry in the future. Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Alexandra Bryant has worked with Henri in classes and in lessons. […]

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: Hannah Calkins

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Hannah Calkins is a studio art major with a film and media studies minor from Woodbury, Minn. She is currently considering different career options, including interior design or event planning. Professor of Art and Art History Priscilla Briggs worked […]

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: Megan Morris

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Megan Morris is a theatre major with an emphasis in Costume Technology and Design from Sauk Rapids, Minn. She also has minors in Studio Art and Arts Administration. Continuing Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance Larissa McConnell has worked […]

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.