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Winners reflect on Concerto and Aria Competition

Winners reflect on Concerto and Aria Competition

Priyanjana Chaudhary December 8, 2022

Augustana Symphony Orchestra hosted its annual student Concerto and Aria Competition on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in Centennial Hall. The winners have an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the...

The Beatles’s “Revolver” expansion offers new insights on old songs

Carly Davis November 11, 2022

“Revolver,” The Beatles’s 1966 album has joined the ranks of “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 2017, “The BEATLES ('White Album') in 2018,” “Abbey Road in 2019” and “Let It...

Taylor Swift’s Midnights has me managing expectations

Taylor Swift’s Midnights has me managing expectations

Carly Davis October 28, 2022

The queen of pop is back– and that comes with the fallibility of any modern monarchy. Sometimes, especially throughout Taylor Swift’s Midnights, that title feels unearned.  “Lavender Haze”...

Workers drench Augie students in glow paint at the EDM Glow Party on Friday, Oct 21 2022.

EDM glow paint party lights up fall break

Priyanjana Chaudhary October 28, 2022

To add a spark to fall break and start off Halloween celebrations, The Office of Student Life (OSL) and Late at Night held an EDM glow paint party in the lower quad on Oct. 21.  This event was handled...

Jon Hurty conducts students during choir practice in Larson Hall.

Singing without masks: How choirs have adapted through the pandemic

Kayla Palliser April 8, 2022

Over the past two years, classrooms have faced changing COVID-19 policies, including social distancing, smaller class sizes and hybrid offerings. However, one activity has faced some of the most extreme...

“Christmas at Augustana” with COVID-19

Connie Krupa November 26, 2021

After a one year break due to the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, a very special tradition is returning: Christmas at Augustana! In previous years, the musical talent of Augustana comes together to put...

Seniors (left to right) Margaret Cannizzarro, Madeleine Rodriguez, Anna Triska and first-year Cassidy Wiltjer talk to each other while waiting to be fitted.

How concert attire unifies an ensemble

Michelle Pacheco October 10, 2021

As the world becomes a more accepting place, so do Augustana’s music groups. As a result, concert attire has been a pressing matter for these groups as they continue to look for ways to be more inclusive...

Music department adapts to COVID-19

William Sikich September 11, 2020

Article by Will Sikich and Annaliesa Johns. Even as all departments of Augustana College evolve to work within restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Augustana’s music department stands distinguished...

The Real Group’s Emma Nilsdotter (Left), Lisa Ӧstergren (Center), and Anders Edenroth (Right) performing at Wallenberg Hall onTuesday, February 11th, 2020.

Swedish a cappella group stuns Denkmann

Collin Schopp February 20, 2020

Denkmann’s Wallenberg Hall was stuffed with students, faculty and community members alike this past Tuesday, Feb. 11. Only a few empty seats peppered the edges of the audience, and five microphones sat...

Symphony Orchestra hosts music competition

Imani Muhammad November 7, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Augustana’s Symphony Orchestra hosted ‘The Student Concerto Competition’ where nine performers play a musical piece in hopes to win 1 of the 2 spots performing with Augustana’s...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

Editor’s Columnn: Branching Out

Collin Schopp March 25, 2019

If you talk to any college student long enough, you’ll probably come upon a band that makes them roll their eyes, snort, and refer derisively to their “middle-school phase”. Or maybe it was a “high-school”...

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