Get Involved

At Colorado State University, involvement in music, theatre, and dance by non-majors is encouraged. There are many opportunities to participate in an ensemble, audition for a play, join a dance class, or join the CSU Marching Band. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! See details about each area below, or contact: Tom.Krebs@colostate.edu

Opportunities for Non-Majors

At CSU, there are several ensembles that are open to all majors and do not require an audition to be a member. Students in these ensembles come from biological sciences, business, engineering, computer sciences, English, political science, zoology, and music. Simply register and show up.

If you don’t have an instrument with you on campus, don’t worry! Many instruments are available for rental. Contact:  Copper.Ferreira@colostate.edu

Non-Auditioned Ensembles and Contacts

  • Concert Band (MU205) is an exciting, dynamic group of 100 instrumental musicians. W/F, 4:15–5:45 p.m. Contact: E.Johnson@colostate.edu@colostate.edu
  • The collaborative Concert Orchestra (MU206) is an ensemble of 30 string players who perform with choral, wind, and percussion students and faculty. M/W, 1–2:30 p.m. Contact: Leslie2.Stewart@colostate.edu
  • With over 100 men and women singers, the University Chorus (MU202) is the largest mixed choir on campus. T/TH, 5:30–7 p.m. Contact: James.Kim@colostate.edu

Auditioned Ensembles

Auditions for top music ensembles are held at the beginning of each semester. More information by ensemble and instrument is available at music.colostate.edu/auditions.

Marching Band

The CSU Marching Band is a dynamic student organization whose membership numbers more than 260 students, representing every college on campus. Auditions for the CSU Marching Band are held each June. More information is available at bands.colostate.edu.

Music Major Audition and Visit Days

Each year, four days are schedule for high school students, transfer students, and associate degree graduates to audition for music admission and scholarships within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; explore degree options, meet with faculty members, and tour the facilities.

Registration for a Music Visit and Audition Day is free, but required. music.colostate.edu/admissions

Contact:  Tom.Krebs@colostate.edu

Opportunities for Non-Majors

Auditions for CSU Theatre productions are open to all majors!

Main stage auditions are held early in the fall semester. You do not have to be a theatre major to participate in productions, and auditions are open to all CSU students.

Contact:  Price.Johnston@colostate.edu

Theatre Major Audition and Visit Day

The event is a full day for high school students, transfer students, and associate degree graduates to attend classes, observe a performance, audition for admission, placements and scholarships, explore degree options, meet with faculty members and current students, and tour the facilities.

Registration for Theatre Visit and Audition Day is free, but required. Guests are welcome and lunch can be purchased with your registration. theatre.colostate.edu/admissions

Contact:  Tom.Krebs@colostate.edu

Opportunities for Non-Majors

Students across the university are encouraged to join a dance class, or audition for placement in performances and advanced dance classes. For non-majors, enrollment in dance major technique classes depends on space availability, technical level, and suitability. Auditions take place during class the first week of the semester. Please let us know you are coming!

Auditions for dance productions, and guest artist pieces are held at the beginning of each semester. Please join us!

Contact:  J.Slusarski-Harris@colostate.edu

Dance Major Audition and Visit Days

Meet with faculty, take master classes in modern and ballet technique, audition for the dance major and dance scholarships, tour the University Center for the Arts, and attend an informal dance performance by CSU Dance majors. Technique class placement is also determined during auditions.

Visit and Audition Day is open to high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students; registration is required. dance.colostate.edu

Contact:  Tom.Krebs@colostate.edu