Student Spotlight: Benjamin Fruchtl
Nov20

Student Spotlight: Benjamin Fruchtl

By Ben Simon, Contributing Writer Benjamin Fruchtl ‘20 is a music education major that is already looking past his impending graduation. Between College Choir, Wind Symphony, and Marching Band, among others, Fruchtl is deeply immersed within the musical culture of Gettysburg College, which has helped him develop and further his dream of becoming a music teacher. Fruchtl came to Gettysburg College upon learning of the Sunderman...

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Student Spotlight: Aubryanna Tayman
Nov18

Student Spotlight: Aubryanna Tayman

By Alicia Method, Staff Writer Aubryanna Tayman is a voice performance major whose musical experience began with the theater world. Her experience with musical theater led her to pursue voice lessons during her junior year of high school. She saw her first opera at eighteen, inciting a passion that would follow her through college. Her four years at Gettysburg led her on a journey toward a deeper passion for opera. Her experience at...

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Sunderman Spotlight: Brooke Maskin
Nov16

Sunderman Spotlight: Brooke Maskin

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief A recent 45-minute conversation that took place in the first-floor lobby of Schmucker Hall well past 10:00 p.m. was, nonetheless, interspersed with greetings from no fewer than eight members of the Sunderman Conservatory community. Connecting with so many people — students and faculty mentors alike — has been among the most valuable parts of Brooke Maskin’s time at Gettysburg...

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Review: “Next to Normal”
Nov13

Review: “Next to Normal”

By Britney Brunache, A&E Editor This fall, from October 30th to November 3rd, the Gettysburg College Theater Arts Department and the Owl & Nightingale Players presented the Next to Normal musical at the Kline Theater. Directed by Bruce Moore, the performance, put on by a mix of students from first-years to seniors, received standing ovations throughout the weekend. The show, originally by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, portrays a...

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Senior Spotlight: Tyra Riedemonn
Nov08

Senior Spotlight: Tyra Riedemonn

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer Tyra Riedemonn ‘20 is a Theater Arts and Cinema and Media Studies Double Major from Washington Heights, New York who plans on going into theater marketing and management or admissions upon graduation from Gettysburg College. Her favorite show she has ever directed was The Gift by Simon Fill; it is a show about two kids who skip class to talk about deep and existential life questions. Currently, she is...

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British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 Performs for Gettysburg
Oct31

British Vocal Ensemble VOCES8 Performs for Gettysburg

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor On Friday, October 25, the premier British vocal octet VOCES8 performed for the Gettysburg College community in the Christ Chapel on campus. The group includes eight singers, two from each voice part of soprano, alto, tenor, and bass, including Artistic Director Barnaby Smith. They are widely known for their extensive repertoire and distinguishable vocal expression through a cappella performances and in...

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