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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”...

Junior Stephie Benito sings as the Jazz Ensemble’s featured vocalist on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble

Alia McMurray February 4, 2019

The Augustana Jazz Ensemble performs on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall. The theme of the evening was “Latin feel” and included music from mambos, fiesta tunes, and Portuguese bossa nova. 

Ragged Records keeps the QC vintage

Jackson Mainellis January 29, 2019

The Quad Cities is a diverse and unique area of the midwest, with many cultural attractions and cool things to see. One such attraction is Ragged Records. As one of the largest used record stores in the...

Christmas At Augustana

Michelle Quinn November 29, 2018

For the past 10 years, Augustana College has been putting on a Christmas concert called Christmas at Augustana. This is an annual tradition that brings together the Augustana Choir, the Jenny Lind Vocal...

Dr. Sonja Hurty directs the Augustana Concert Chorlae, on Thursday, Sept. 20. Photo by Emma Gannaway.

The Hurtys: The Music Department’s Power Couple

Michelle Quinn September 27, 2018

21 years ago, Director of Choral Activities Jon Hurty and instructor of music Sonja Hurty came to Augustana from California State University Northridge. The Hurtys came to the college due to the choral...

Japanese Breakfast: a piece of another planet

Japanese Breakfast: a piece of another planet

Thea Gonzales September 27, 2018

There are moments, sometimes in love and most times in art, when it feels as though the universe is altered just for the briefest of seconds because you have witnessed something so beautiful you don't...

Gallery: Alternating Currents arts festival in Davenport, IA

Gallery: Alternating Currents arts festival in Davenport, IA

Thea Gonzales August 25, 2018


Awards Season Continues with the Grammys

Collin Schopp January 18, 2018

With the beginning of a new year, there also comes the immediate reminiscing of the things that made that year great. Nowhere is that instant nostalgia so prevalent as in music. With such notable events...

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