Entries tagged with ‘music’

Brandon Dean, 2022 Faculty Service Award Winner

Brandon Dean (Music) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Service Award. Presented each year at Founder’s Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished service activities.

Faculty Spotlight: Yumiko Oshima-Ryan

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music) had a new release, “Takashi Yoshimatsu Piano Works for the Left Hand,” from the Naxos Music Library – Japanese Classics series. The album was recommended in one of the major music magazines, (レコード芸術) “Art of Records,” August issue as the August Special Edition. You can listen to the album on Spotify.

Faculty Spotlight: Dave Stamps

Dave Stamps (Music) produced Un[chart]ed Territory, March 18-20 for the International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers (ISJAC), of which he is a co-founder. The virtual conference featured performances, panel discussions, masterclasses, and poster sessions and was attended by nearly 1,000 registrants spanning 28 countries.

Faculty Spotlight: Rebekah Richards

Rebekah Richards (Music) published an article entitled “Exploring the Tactile Foundation of Sightplaying” in the summer 2020 edition of Piano Magazine (a journal published by the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy.) Richards was also included in a New York Times feature about how people are adjusting to work from home.

Patricia Snapp (Music)

Patricia Snapp was invited to present a Voice Master Class at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota as part of The Wayne and Ruth Dalton Vocal Music Series on April 1. She was also invited to judge for the Voice Competition Finals of the Rochester Music Guild on March 10 and for the […]

Dave Stamps (Music) and Mara Klein (Marketing and Communication)

Dave Stamps and Mara Klein received a grant from the Carl and Verna Schmidt Foundation to help support the 2019 Jazz Jamboree, an event which invites area high school jazz bands and their directors for a day of jazz performance, masterclasses, and a community concert featuring jazz headliners and the Gustavus Jazz Band.

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music)

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan was awarded the 2017 Artist Initiative for Performing Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She published a new CD, Left, Alone–Piano Music for the Left Hand and performed a fundraising concert for Children’s Hospital with works from the disc. Conductor Ruth Lin, of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, supported the fundraising concert and […]

Justin Knoepfel (Music)

Justin Knoepfel (was invited to conduct the Iowa Junior High Festival Orchestra at Iowa State as part of the Iowa Music Educators Association (IMEA) annual conference on. Top string students from across the state of Iowa were hand selected to perform in this prestigious event.

Chad Winterfeldt (Chaplains’ Office and Music)

Chad Winterfeldt recently lead a recital and hymn festival at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Falls Church, Virginia. The program featured music of the Lutheran chorale tradition to celebrate the observance of Reformation 500.

Michael Jorgensen (Music)

Michael Jorgensen was interviewed and performed the music of Norwegian-American composer Theodora Cormontan on a segment of “Off 90,” a program produced by public television station KSMQ. The program aired on February 2 and 4, 2017, and has also been posted on YouTube.