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The arts at Augustana

One in five Augustana students performs in an ensemble. Many more create visual art, make films, write poetry or fiction, take the spotlight or work behind the scenes. You can join them, find your community and even travel the world. Your passion can become your profession. 

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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.