Faculty Spotlight: Elly Toyoda Joins Sunderman Faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin
Oct27

Faculty Spotlight: Elly Toyoda Joins Sunderman Faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin

By Lily Zhou, A&E Editor Dr. Elly Toyoda was hired as a visiting assistant professor of violin for the Sunderman Conservatory of Music this semester. Even before she came to Gettysburg to teach, she had previously visited campus in February as a guest performer with the music ensemble Eighth Blackbird. “I remember thinking, ‘Wow, I wish I could have studied here as a student!’ It was immediately apparent to me that the school is...

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Teaching in a Pandemic: Alumni Face Challenges and Nurture Passions as First-Time Music Educators
Oct11

Teaching in a Pandemic: Alumni Face Challenges and Nurture Passions as First-Time Music Educators

By Julia Dortch, Contributing Writer, and Lily Zhou, A&E Editor Teaching and learning in a pandemic have presented many challenges for both educators and students around the world. After graduating virtually back in May, Ben Fruchtl ‘20 and Brooke Maskin ‘20 have already been able to experience both sides of the coin — they are currently navigating their first few months as music teachers in a virtual setting.  Fruchtl is...

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Review: Schitt’s Creek
Oct10

Review: Schitt’s Creek

By Ethan Cannistra, Staff Writer Schitt’s Creek tells the story of a rich family that has all of their assets taken away from them, except for a small town in the middle of nowhere called Schitt’s Creek. As a result of losing their home and all of their money, the family is forced to move into a motel located in the town. Throughout the show, the family must figure out a way to get back on their feet while also coming to appreciate...

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Gettysburgians Craft Handmade Masks for the Community During the Pandemic
Oct09

Gettysburgians Craft Handmade Masks for the Community During the Pandemic

By Kayla Ellis, Contributing Writer Wearing a mask is one of the best ways to prevent contracting and spreading the coronavirus, per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mask-wearing is part of our responsibility as community members to protect others from sickness.  While many settle for store-bought masks, there are some members of the Gettysburg College community that have found a way to make protective...

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Wind Symphony Unveils New Album: The Music of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1
Sep23

Wind Symphony Unveils New Album: The Music of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer This August the Gettysburg College Wind Symphony released its latest album, The Music of Brian Balmages, Vol. 1, consisting of eleven tracks. The album is the “product of years of hard work,” said Dr. Russell McCutcheon, Director of Bands and Wind Symphony Conductor at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music. The Wind Symphony has a history of recording and touring internationally, such as in China and...

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Music Education for Social Change Presents “Here We Are: The Zoomsical”
May29

Music Education for Social Change Presents “Here We Are: The Zoomsical”

By Jane Fitzpatrick, Assistant News Editor The Music Education for Social Change class taught by Professor Brent Talbot put together a nine minute musical (which can be viewed on Youtube) as part of students’ final grades for the spring semester.  The original project was to create a forty minute musical production which discussed social justice issues within the topic of climate change.  This plan was changed not only because...

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