Fine Arts

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Senior Spotlight: Jayden Luikens

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jayden Luikens is a theatre honors major from Savage, Minn. Jayden graduated after fall semester and is currently working to expand his business creating handcrafted props while working as a manager at The Men’s Warehouse. Continuing Assistant Professor in […]

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: Morgan Fuller

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Morgan Fuller is a theatre honors major from Vermillion, S.D. Continuing Assistant Professor in Theatre and Dance Larissa McConnell has worked closely with Morgan in several classes and on many shows. “Her intelligence, empathy for others, work ethic, thoughtfulness, […]

Senior Spotlight: Maddi Miller

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Maddi Miller is a dance honors major with an arts administration minor from Northfield, Minn. Next fall she will be teaching dance at a studio in Northfield while looking for jobs prior to applying to graduate school. Associate Professor […]

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: Amber Lange

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Amber Lange is a dance and management major with an arts administration minor from Somerset, Wis. Following graduation Amber will be working as a dance instructor at Just for Kix-White Bear and Hudson Dance Academy.  Visiting Assistant Professor of […]

Senior Spotlight: Hannah Mahr

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Hannah Mahr is a theatre honors major and dance, comparative literature, and English minor from Northfield, Minn. Following graduation Hannah plans to intern with a professional theatre company, take auditions, and devise original work. Associate Professor of Theatre Henry […]

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 […]