Music and Theatre in Eastern Europe: Perspectives and Passion
Join Dr. Scott Johnson (music), Jayna Fitzsimmons (theatre) and Brad Heegel (Performing and Visual Arts) as they lead an exciting tour of music and theatre in Eastern Europe during January 2016. We have openings for alumni, friends, and all who wish to learn more about the passion and history that created some of the greatest artistic works of all time. We’ll be in Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb – you’ll travel with fabulous young people and be witness to the “high season” of the arts at “low season” rates. For more information, contact Brad Heegel
Past Alumni Travel
Augustana alumni have had the opportunity to travel to many interesting locations in the past few years. Recent trips have taken us to Greece (2013), Norway (2011), England/Scotland (2009), and Italy (2008). Alumni have also accompanied our music ensembles on international travel experiences. Alumni traveled with The Augustana Choir (2013) to Central Europe and with the Augustana Band on their 2011 trip to Egypt and their 2007 and 2015 trips to China.
Here's what alumni who traveled to Greece had to say about their experience:
"What a trip!! It was so well organized. The group was supportive. Rocki and David were outstanding! The tour company had selected nice hotels, and transportation was comfortable and met every schedule. Thank you for all you have done to assist us in this marvelous trip! p.s. The food and wine - second to none!"
- Joyce Nelson '56
"The 2013 Augustana Alumni and Friends tour of Greece was a trip of a lifetime for my wife and me. The trip had everything you could ask for: fabulous scenery, wonderful people, fantastic food, great shopping, comfortable travel accommodations, and opportunities to explore history and cultural changes that affected how we in America and we Christians came to be what we are today. All within a relaxing environment where major decisions such as hotels, travel from one locale to another, etc. were taken care of for us. The tour guides and the Augustana professors were very knowledgeable and conveyed the information in ways that helped create lasting memories. Best of all: we had great fun!"
- Ward Herst, Augustana parent
If you would like to be added to our list of alumni interested in travel, please contact us in the Alumni Office
. We are always seeking ideas for destinations as well. If you have ideas, send them our way