Steven Amundson Fund
On the occasion of his retirement from St. Olaf College, the students, colleagues, family, and friends of Steven Amundson have established this endowed fund to honor his 40 years of love for and dedication to the St. Olaf community. The Steven Amundson Fund for Orchestra will celebrate and carry forward Amundson’s legacy by providing the Orchestra with additional resources to pursue special musical opportunities. Uses of the Fund may include but are not limited to recording projects, touring, guest artists, prestigious performance opportunities, and other activities that raise the profile of the Orchestra and enhance the educational experience for its student musicians. Spending decisions for this Fund shall be made with the same immense care and consideration for students’ wellbeing that has been a hallmark of Amundson’s leadership since 1981, helping students become not just exceptional musicians, but also exceptional people.
The St. Olaf Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra rich in international artistry and tradition and known for its enthusiastic and passionate performances. Founded in 1906, the 92-member ensemble has been heralded as one of the finest collegiate orchestras in the country, and has twice won the American Prize in Orchestral Performances Among Colleges and Universities.
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