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The arts at Augustana

Augustana students dwell in creative possibilities. In this community of artisans you’ll meet students who create visual art, make films, write poetry or fiction, take the spotlight or work behind the scenes.

You might be surprised to find that you don’t have to major in the arts to join in. Non-majors have the same opportunities to participate, perform, earn scholarships and even travel the world.

The impact you make is up to you. Find your people and take the first step toward making your passion your profession.

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Arts news

colere quartet

Music's Cummins feels the gold medal glow

The Colere Quartet, which includes Augustana music instructor John Cummins, won a gold medal in May at the largest chamber music competition in the U.S.

James Lambrecht

How do you teach a jazz dance move via iPhone?

Teaching at a distance, instead of in the studio or rehearsal space, Augustana arts professors get creative.

Ellen Dixon

Theatre’s Ellen Dixon answers the call

Ellen Dixon, a superhero in the theatre arts department, leads initiative to make hundreds of masks for Augustana employees and students.

Augustana Symphony Orchestra concert

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra will perform pieces by Beethoven, Barber, and Argentinian composer Esteban Benzecry.

Augustana Choir and Choral Arts concert

The Augustana Choir is a select mixed ensemble that performs a wide variety of music in major concerts, special events and on tour. 

Faculty recital: Susan Schwaegler, bass clarinet; Charles Schmidt, piano

Susan Schwaegler, bass clarinet; and Charles Schmidt, piano, will perform.