Will Doebler is a junior physics major from Valparaiso, Indiana. He is a Björling Scholar, Gustavus Music Award winner, and a member of the President's Honor List. He plays in many ensembles at Gustavus including GWO, GSO, Chapel Brass, Brass Choir, Handbell Choir, and was a member of the High Five Woodwind Quintet. After graduation, Will hopes to apply his musical background to the study of physical or architectural acoustics.
Kendra Frey is a sophomore violinist from Fairbanks, Alaska, double majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College. She started playing the violin at the age of four and has performed as the Concertmaster of orchestras such as the Fairbanks Youth Symphony (2009-2012), Marrowstone Summer Music Concert Orchestra (2009, 2010), Alaska All-State Honor Orchestra (2010, 2011), MENC (NAfME) National High School Honor Orchestra (2011), and most recently the Eighth International Orchestra Camp in Lüchow Germany (2012). She was the winner of the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2004, 2010, and 2011, and the Senior Division winner of the Alaska State MTNA Solo Performance Competition in 2011. At Gustavus, she studies violin with Conor O’Brien, plays in the Corda String Quartet, and serves as Concertmaster in the Gustavus Symphony Orchestra.
Nick Mason is a senior music education major with honors in performance from White Bear Township, MN. A busy musician, Nick divides his time between many ensembles: he currently serves as principal trumpet in the Gustavus Wind Orchestra and Gustavus Symphony Orchestra, lead trumpet in the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band, as a trumpet player in the Chapel Brass Quintet, and as a percussionist in the Vasa Wind Orchestra. Nick has studied and played the trumpet for eleven years and currently studies as a Jussi Björling Music Scholar with Gustavus professor Dr. Steve Wright. After he graduates in the spring, Nick will be spending a month over the summer as a residence counselor at Lutheran Summer Music camp at Luther College, and then begin student teaching at Minnetonka East Middle School this coming fall.