From the orchestra to the NRC

physicsSpotlight on Cynthia (Landowski) Jones, PhD ’81, Physics

It took a fractured wrist from a toga party at Augsburg and a J-term course in physics to persuade Cyndi Jones to enter the field of science. In the fall of 1977, this talented young woman came to Augsburg on a music scholarship to play the clarinet. She planned to pursue a career in classical clarinet and performance. However, in the January term between her first and second years, Cyndi took a Physics for the Life Sciences course from Mark Engebretson and explored the relationship between music, physics, and math. “I got a 4.0 in the class,” she said, “and the subject was fascinating and exciting.” Continue reading “From the orchestra to the NRC”

Augsburg Symphony Orchestra plays in Florida

orch_tourThe Augsburg Symphony Orchestra will travel to Florida over semester break for two concert performances. On Jan. 8, the orchestra will perform in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., at 4 p.m., at Times Square. On Jan. 10, they will perform in Naples, Fla., at 7 p.m., at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church.

The 50-member orchestra will play a selection of music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johan Halvorsen, Peter Warlock, and Johann Strauss Jr.

For information about the two performances, call the Music Department, at 612-330-1265.