In fall 2014, Goshen College launched a new all-campus band to provide a fresh musical outlet for GC students regardless of their major. The band is an inclusive, non-auditioned ensemble and performs in concert as well as select athletic and other campus events.
Drawing on the region’s strong high school band culture, the all-campus band provides new opportunities for wind, brass and percussion musicians. The ensemble is also open to Goshen College faculty and staff wind, brass and percussion players. Dr. Christopher Fashun, assistant professor of music, directs the band. In addition to the all-campus band, Fashun currently conducts the Symphony Orchestra, oversees the music education program and teaches applied percussion.
Christopher Fashun, Conductor
Christopher Fashun, DMA, is an assistant professor of music at Goshen College where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra, directs the Lavender Jazz Ensemble, oversees the music education program, conducts the orchestras for musicals and opera, and teaches applied percussion. In 2011, he became the music director of the Elkhart County Honors Youth Orchestra where he has the opportunity to work with talented high school musicians throughout Elkhart County. Dr. Fashun holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield (Minn.) and received his M.M. degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Iowa where he studied conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.