Entries tagged with ‘music’

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.

Chad Winterfeldt (Chaplains’ Office and Music)

Chad Winterfeldt will co-lead a workshop, “Leading Congregational Song,” with Lutheran musicians Jay Beech and Mary Preuss in Aberdeen, South Dakota at Zion Lutheran Church. This event is produced by the Center for Worship and Music Studies. In addition, Winterfeldt will lead worship as organist at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen for its two services […]

Masayoshi Ishikawa (Music)

Masayoshi Ishikawa received an artist-in-residency from the Nebraska City Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. During the two-week residency in January, Ishikawa is hoping to complete two Stevie Wonder recompositions that he worked on while completing his doctoral degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan (Music)

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan received funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board for the Artist Initiative grant program in the literary and performing arts. Oshima-Ryan’s application was one of 87 applications out of a pool of 307 to be awarded a grant. A full list of grantees include dance, music, poetry, prose, and theatre.

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan and Barb Leibundgth (Music)

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan and Barb Leibundgth are invited to perform for the College Music Society’s Showcase concert during the Fifty-Ninth National Conference in Santa Fe in October. Oshima-Ryan (piano) and Leibundgth (flute) will perform “Digital Bird Suite” by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu (b. 1953). The CMS Program Committee has selected the work for presentation during one […]

Rick Orpen, 2009 Carlson Award Winner, Music Department

Rick Orpen This year’s Carlson Award winner has been described by student nominators as quiet and reserved, with a calm and collected teaching style that helps to keep students engaged in the material presented in all his courses. He has been described as completely accessible in and out of the classroom, a person who does […]