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Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Goulding

Jennifer Golding is an Instrumental Music Education major from Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra, the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, and the Gustavus Flute Choir. Professor Heidi Miller says “Jenny has absolutely blossomed as a musician and a human in the time I have known Jenny at Gustavus. It has been thrilling […]

Senior Spotlight: Jenna Kavouras

Jenna Kavouras is a Music major and Management minor from Prior Lake, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Jazz Ensemble. Professor James Patrick Miller says “Jenna is a truly excellent student and person, asks great questions, and seeks-out unique opportunities for herself. She will go far in the field of […]

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Saunders

Hannah Saunders is a Biology and Dance Honors double major from Lakeville, Minnesota. In the future she wants to continue working in the biology field and potentially attend graduate school. Professor Melissa Rolnick says that “Hannah has been an outstanding student contributing to and serving the dance program in multiple ways. She has proven herself […]

Senior Spotlight: Heather Holten

Heather Holten is a Studio Art major from Los Angeles, California. In the future, she plans to pursue face and body piercing. Professor Lower had the following to add about Holten: “With COVID blanketing our student body over the past couple years students were faced with increased anxiety and isolation. Heather met these challenges utilizing […]

Senior Spotlight: Isabella La Manca

Isabella La Marca is a Vocal Music Education from Bloomington, Minnesota. She performed with the Social Justice Choir, the Choir of Christ Chape, the Gustavus Choir, and vocal ensembles. Professor Patricia Snapp says “Izzy has a big heart and cares deeply about her vocal study. I will miss her wonderful energy in her voice lessons […]

Senior Spotlight: Gretchen Van Ess

Gretchen Van Ess is a Studio Art and Psychology double major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the future she wants to have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and develop a private practice. Professor Lowe describes Gretchan as “an example of what we sometimes see with the double majors. She really engages in the artistic formalities of […]

Senior Spotlight: Emmie Peroutka

Emmie Peroutka  is a Music and Psychological Science major from Bloomington, Minnesota. She performed with the Gustavus Choir and the Flute Choir. Professor Brandon Dean says “Emmie is a caring and compassionate person, uniquely gifted, and intelligent.  She truly lives into the high expectations she sets for herself, and I know she has a bright […]

Senior Spotlight: Eli McMahon

Eli McMahon is a Vocal Music Education major from Hartford, South Dakota. He performed with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and the Gustavus Choir. Professor Amy Vizenor says “even as a beginning student, Eli was strong-bright, articulate, grounded, and personable. With his quick smile, respectful attitude, and thoughtful attention to his work and his music, he […]

Gustavus Choir Tour Ends with Alumni, Worthwhile Sentiments, and Memorable Gifts

The 2022 Gustavus Choir West Coast tour began on May 19 and ended with the group’s final performance on May 28. The tour began with a home concert in Christ Chapel on the Gustavus Adolphus College campus in Saint Peter, Minnesota, continued with several performances in Washington and Oregon, and ended in California. “After a […]

Senior Spotlight: Astrid Axtman

Astrid Axtman is a Business Management major and a Dance minor from Fargo, North Dakota. In the future she will be an associate at Boston Consulting Group which is based out of Minneapolis. Professor Sue Gunness said that she has “So enjoyed having Astrid Axman in class for several semesters. Astrid brings such curiosity and […]