Dr. Adam Gustafson
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Instructor’s music to be included on two commercial albums

Two song cycles, groups of songs performed in a sequence as a single entity, by Adam Gustafson, instructor of music at Penn State Harrisburg, will be recorded on commercial albums by the Vox 3 Collective, a Chicago-based, professional music group whose aim is to preserve and promote art song.

Gustafson’s “Morning Commute” will be included on “New Song,” an album intended to reflect the city of Chicago itself. According to the group, Gustafson’s song cycle “sketches the colored lines of the Chicago Transit Authority train system.”

“Sarai’s Dilemma,” another Gustafson composition, which won the Vox 3 Collective’s 2011-2012 Best New Composition Award, will be included on the group’s album “Spirit Within,” which reflects on believing in things beyond one’s self.

Gustafson, of Camp Hill, is a professional musician and music director, and his compositions have been performed and recorded by choral groups and soloists throughout the United States.