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1989 (Taylor’s Version) vault songs expand original album

Molly Sweeney November 3, 2023

Nine years after the original release of “1989” by Taylor Swift, “Taylor’s Version” (TV) of the album is out and is a force to be reckoned with. “1989 (TV)” maintains a similar sound to the...

From left to right, The International Women of the Drum and Voice, members Phylliss Bailey Brooks, Bridget Graham and Joselyn Wilkinson perform in the Centennial Hall on Oct. 7.

Feeling the rhythm with ADAAWE

Morin Windle October 13, 2023

On Saturday Oct. 7, fusion band ADAAWE hit the stage at Augustana with a blend of West African roots, American funk and gospel harmonies. The performance was open to students and their families as well...

First years Bri Clark, left, Diana Dethloff, center, and Carrie Uddenberg, right play a game of bean bag toss during Sloughfest at Augustana College on May 6, 2023.

Eighth annual Sloughfest music festival rocks Augustana

Allie Lewis May 12, 2023

On Saturday, May 6, Augustana held its eighth annual music festival: Sloughfest. The event was highly anticipated campus-wide and highlighted both student performers and headliners. Students from First-Years...

The SVF-Vättern College Choir performs together inside Wallenberg Hall on April 13, 2023.

Vättern College Choir gives Augie a symphony of Swedish culture

Celeaciya Olvera April 20, 2023

As an institution, Augustsana prides itself on giving students and organizations platforms to express their backgrounds and spread information to the Augustana Community. On April 13, the Scandinavian...

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...

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