Archive for 2020

Final Musings on a Grand Adventure

dispatch from Dave Stamps, Director of Jazz Studies We are back from our whirlwind fifteen day tour across Southeast Asia! I hope you’ll join us for our home concert this Sunday, February 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel. We will celebrate the experience with stories, music, and the Minnesota premiere of Steve Heitzig’s original […]

Singapore: The Country of the Future

dispatch from Tessa Dethlefs ‘21, biology major, statistics and music minors “Woah, it’s chilly in here!” I exclaimed as I strolled through the automatic doors of Cloud Forest in stifling Singapore. With the mist of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall hitting my skin, I knew I was in my element. My biology major senses were […]

Old Buildings, New Malacca 

Dispatch from Grace Tobin ’21, geography Hello! My name is Grace Tobin and I’m a junior geography major from Olympia, Washington. I play bassoon in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.  We recently visited the city of Malacca and during our time there we got to see a lot of the colonial influences from the Portuguese, Dutch, […]

Ipoh: A Musical Exchange with Kinta Valley Symphony Society

Dispatch from Katelyn Yee ’20, communication studies, sociology, and anthropology I barged through the doorway with a cello and a handful of bows in my arms and a second cello strapped to my back. The energy in the room was contagious. I literally stood for a moment with my jaw on the floor, taking in […]

Kuala Lumpur: Reflections on Malaysian Culture

—dispatch from Carley Swanson-Garro '23, communication studies major.

Why Malaysia and Singapore?

Pre-tour dispatch from Dr. Ruth Lin, conductor of the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra