Dr. Dwight Gustafson

Alfred Author-Dwight Gustafson

Dr. Dwight Gustafson is now dean emeritus of the School of Fine Arts at Bob Jones University, having served as dean for more than 40 years. His serious interest in music composition began during graduate studies in church music at Bob Jones University, where he earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. He was awarded Doctor of Music Composition from Florida State University where he was the recipient of a graduate fellowship. He maintains an active schedule of teaching and conducting, serving as music director of the Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra and the University Opera Association, and as a high school choral and orchestral clinician.

In addition to shorter choral and instrumental works found in the catalogs of several U. S. publishers, his compositions include two one-act operas, and the scores for four feature-length films produced by the university's Department of Cinema and Video Production. Recent major orchestral works include Encounters, a violin concerto, and Fantasia for a Celebration, commissioned by the Williamsburg Symphonia as part of the City of Williamsburg's three-hundred-year celebration.