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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 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.

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.