Entries tagged with ‘Music’

Sophia Artley ’23

“Music in particular is always experiential, and by performing and participating in local and global tours I learn both the importance of music but also the significance and impact of music on others.” Having a minor in music has given Sophia the opportunity to integrate her three majors – Political Science, Spanish, and Latin American/Latinx […]

Anna Marie Riner ’24

“By giving me opportunities like accompanying, the faculty have helped me develop my own self-confidence, time management, and interpersonal skills.” Originally only focused on her Psychology major, Anna Marie’s involvement and enjoyment in music at Gustavus led to encouragement, particularly from Professor Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, to pursue a Music minor with a focus in piano performance. […]

Alex Blegen ’23

“The faculty have guided me through many hands-on experiences both in front of Gustavus ensembles as well as encouraging me to take outside opportunities to prepare myself for my career including working with clinicians, attending workshops, and conferences.” Coming to Gustavus unsure of the academic path that he wanted to pursue, Alex’s passion for music […]

Sophie Norman ’24

“Whether I’m in class, choir, or a piano seminar, it’s clear that everyone in the room is rooting for each other to succeed.” Initially focused on a major in Communication Studies and only planning to minor in Music, Sophie decided to pursue a double major after enjoying her music theory class and receiving encouragement from […]

Zoe Zarth ’23

“Through an intensive music curriculum that is constructed with realistic and applicable principles, I have had countless opportunities to practice and execute all elements of teaching music so that I truly feel ready and excited to enter the field.” With the music programs, especially the choral program, being something that drew Zoё to Gustavus in […]

Conrad Oddoye ’20

“A last-minute collegiate track career, a musical score to finish, and then there was COVID.” Basketball got him to Gustavus from Alberta, Canada. But always there was music, which Oddoye had been playing since he was seven and composing since he was ten. “I was producing music in my room in Co-Ed,” he says, and […]