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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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Endre Rice

Jazz musician takes the spotlight at Augustana College

Endre Rice plays his trumpet around the world as a 19-year veteran of the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, often taking the role of featured soloist. Fortunately for student musicians, he also directs the college's Jazz Ensemble.

penguin project

'Most truthful performance you'll ever see on stage'

When the young cast of "The Lion King Jr." takes the stage for a sold-out show, each actor is joined on stage by a special someone.

Jack Harris ’20

Three-and-a-half peaceful weeks during J-term

Jack Harris ’20 reflects on his first J-term before his last term at Augustana.