Profiles

Faculty

Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Chair in Music in Music and Professor in Music - Vocal

Gregory J. Aune, D.M.A. is currently in his twenty-first year as Professor of Music and Conductor of The Gustavus Choir, and holds the Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair in Music.  In addition to his leadership of the Gustavus Choir, he teaches advanced choral conducting and serves as Music Director of the annual Christmas in Christ Chapel program. Active as an adjudicator and guest conductor in the Upper Midwest, he most recently served as the conductor of the 2010 Wisconsin Music Educators All-State Mixed Honors Choir.  Choirs under Aune's direction have made three featured appearances at the North Central Division Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, and have sung at the Minnesota Music Educators Association and the Kansas Music Educators Association Convention. 

Professor Aune has an extensive resume conducting choral/orchestral masterworks and orchestral literature, including multiple performances of Handel's Messiah, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, the Mozart Requiem, and the Brahms German Requiem.  He has conducted symphonies and orchestral works of Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Grieg, Elgar, Bernstein, and Weber, and concertos of Chopin, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Bruch, Saint-Saens, and Mozart.

A 1976 graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, Aune holds graduate degrees from the University of Iowa School of Music, including the D.M.A. awarded in 1987.  His post-graduate experiences include study and performance with the Robert Shaw Choral Institute, under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, New York.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Public School Music Concordia College, 1976 Master of Arts, Choral Conducting University of Iowa, 1981 Doctor of Musical Arts, Choral Conducting University of Iowa, 1987

Areas of Expertise

Choral Literature and Conducting


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-156Gustavus Choir792015/SP, 2015/JN, 2014/FA, 2014/SP, 2014/JN, 2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2013/JN, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/JN, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2007/JN, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2006/JN, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2005/JN, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2004/JN, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2003/JN, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2002/JN, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2001/JN, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 2000/JN, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-154Chamber Singers422013/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-152Saint Ansgar's Chorus422011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2004/SP, 2003/FA, 2003/SP, 2002/FA, 2002/SP, 2001/FA, 2001/SP, 2000/FA, 2000/SP, 1999/FA, and 1999/SP
MUS-385Choral Conducting152015/SP, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
MUS-202Choral Music Literature112012/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
MUS-384Choral Conducting I52003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
MUS-170Symphony Orchestra42010/SP and 2009/FA
MUS-111Music Theory I32004/FA

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.