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Augustana Jazz Ensemble and Combos

Jazz ensemble

Ensemble Rehearsals: T/W/TH 5:45-7 p.m.

Combo Rehearsals: W 7-8 p.m.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is devoted to performing original compositions by jazz masters, past and present. The ensemble performs three scheduled concerts each year in Centennial Hall, focusing on a wide variety of styles including current stars such as Alan Baylock and Gordon Goodwin, as well as the enduring music made famous by the orchestras of Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Count Basie, and composers such as Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Billy Strayhorn and Charles Mingus.

Past concerts have included guest artists such as Tim Hagans, Paul Scea, David Berkman and The United States Air Force Jazz Combo. The jazz program also sometimes hosts special concerts featuring nationally and internationally known musicians such as Conrad Herwig and the Latin Side of Miles Davis, Jeff Coffin, Dave Douglas, and the David Berkman Quartet.

Jazz Combos

Augustana Jazz Combos perform three concerts a year. Music is chosen to expand students’ abilities in various jazz styles. Special emphasis on group interaction and improvisation is stressed throughout rehearsals.

anderson pavilion

College invites community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 25

Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill Sept. 26 with music at the Anderson Pavilion.

Augustana Choir Director Dr. Jon Hurty and students outside Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany.

Augustana Choir tours Germany, Czech Republic 

Members of the Augustana Choir shared their love of music in Europe, performing six concerts during a post-graduation tour of Germany and the Czech Republic.

Julie Hamann

Making music in new Bergendoff spaces

Phase I of the three-phase Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts re-creation is complete. Julie Hamann ’82 Elliott was a lead supporter of the project. On May 12, she performed a piano and voice recital for family and friends in Hamann Concert Hall.

Chill on the Hill

Augustana College invites the campus and community to Chill on the Hill, featuring local bands the White Tornado and Subatlantic.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: 'Ode to Joy'

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will feature Jonathan Bailey Holland’s "Ode" and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, featuring a full chorus led by Dr. Jon Hurty, Augustana professor of music.