Artist Spotlight articles

Artist Spotlight: Renae Tuschner

Artist Spotlight: Renae Tuschner

Photo by Natalie Cash   Lawrence’s five-year double-degree program has been very rewarding for senior Renae Tuschner. Currently in her fourth year of the program, Tuschner is studying Bassoon Performance, Psychology and Neuroscience. “I actually found Lawrence through an internship opportunity that I had in high school. I was in a youth orchestra—my boss there

Artist Spotlight: Maddy Brotherton

Photo by Natalie Cash Taking classes in both the college and conservatory has shaped senior Maddy Brotherton’s musical career at Lawrence University. Coming from a musical background with notable family member musicians and having played violin for over 16 years, Brotherton has seen more intersection and connection between her Violin Performance major and Russian minor

Artist Spotlight: Ilan Blanck

Photo by Veronica Bella When asked what inspiration he has found from being a musician, supersenior Ilan Blanck stated, “Oh my gosh, everything!” As a double major in classical guitar performance and music composition, Blanck has experience playing in over 10 campus bands as well as almost every large ensemble at Lawrence. “Through music I’ve

Artist Spotlight: Sofie Yang

For senior Sofie Yang, violin has been an integrative part of her life. Growing up in Milwaukee, Yang was first introduced to violin through an “instrument petting zoo” hosted by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO). Since first trying the instrument, Sofie noted, “I wanted to learn how to play! I started [violin] the summer before

Artist Spotlight: Brandin Kreuder

Photo by Veronica Bella Lawrence’s five-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music double-degree program allows students to pursue both musical and non-musical interests in a highly collaborative and innovative environment. For supersenior Brandin Kreuder, the double-degree program has allowed him to explore his love for both violin and the visual arts. Pursuing a Bachelor

Artist Spotlight: Mitchell Nelson

Photo by Veronica Bella For senior and trumpet performance major Mitchell Nelson, music has always been a part of life. With parents as band directors, Mitchell has continued his love for music from his youth to the present as a current member of Lawrence University’s Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra while pursuing a Bachelor of

Artist Spotlight: David Voss

For senior David Voss, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition, Lawrence is one of the best places to explore and experiment with artistic and musical talents. Although he does not come from a very musical family, Voss explained his introduction to piano and composition. “I would start doodling around and eventually