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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

Kent Barnds in Bergendoff Hall

Inside the Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts renovation

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, home of Augustana's music and art history programs, is becoming a new modern space to serve students.

Christmas at Augustana 2019

Christmas at Augustana returns for 2021

Augustana College will return to its annual Christmas celebrations in 2021 after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Audience members must be masked indoors at all college facilities.

Ryan Jones

Music education alumni show Jones '24 what's possible

Until Ryan Jones '24 applied to Augustana, he didn’t realize all his music teachers from elementary through high school in Lake Zurich, Ill., were Augustana alumni.

Faculty recital: Erin Freund, harp

Erin Freund, assistant professor of music, will perform in recital. She teaches harp and music appreciation at Augustana.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra: Nordic Dreams

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of Nordic music featuring works by Dietrich Buxtehude, Kaija Saariaho, Arvo Pärt, Jean Sibelius, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Edward Greig and Ander Hillborg.