Ignatian Portrait

Ignatian Portrait

Fred Hanna, DMA, left, professor of music, and Bob Whipple, PhD, right, professor of English, created a rich and moving tribute, Ignatian Portrait, that celebrated the life and work of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Ignatian tradition. Hanna composed the score for the piece and Whipple wrote the text to accompany the music. Creighton’s Symphonic Band and the University Orchestra performed Ignatian Portrait on campus in April. After attending the Creighton Colleagues Program, an initiative designed to help University leaders learn more about the Ignatian tradition in education, Hanna and Whipple decided to collaborate on a final project for the program combining music and writing to demonstrate their appreciation of the Jesuit founder and his work.