Events

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2024 CSU Summer Voice Intensive

June 3, 2024 – June 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

Spend a week honing your craft on the beautiful CSU campus!  Auditioned students will perform a solo in our beautiful Recital Hall. Participants will also take voice lessons with CSU faculty, and participate in workshops, masterclasses, and talkbacks, including ‘Conquering the College Audition.’


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2024 CSU Summer Jazz Workshop

June 5, 2024 – June 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am – Join CSU Jazz Faculty Wil Swindler, Peter Sommer, Dr. Seth Lewis, and Tom Amend for our second annual CSU Jazz Summer Workshop. The workshop will run 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day focusing on small group jazz playing and improvisation. Students will also study Jazz history and listening, Jazz theory, and attend instrument-specific masterclasses. […]


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CSU Marching Band Preseason Camp Virtual Q&A

June 5, 2024 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm –

We hope you’ll join us at our CSU Marching Band Webinar to talk about Preseason Camp. During the webinar, you will receive an overview of our preseason camp, meet marching band faculty and student leadership, find out more about arriving on campus, and have an opportunity to ask questions. 


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2024 CSU Percussion Camp

June 6, 2024 – June 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

Percussion Camp for high school students includes instruction on how to successfully prepare and audition to become a collegiate music major. The workshop focuses on the four primary percussion instruments: Mallets (2 and 4 mallet), Timpani, Snare Drum, and Drum Set as well as insight on applications, scholarships, equipment, and skills in being a college student.


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2024 Colorado Harp Seminar

June 9, 2024 – June 15, 2024 @ 12:00 am – Colorado Harp Seminar is a one-week intensive harp program for high school and undergraduate pedal harpists. Directed by faculty member Kathryn Harms at Colorado State University, it is designed to support, nurture, and inspire excellent musicianship. In addition to private lessons, students will participate in harp ensemble, masterclasses, and workshops on various topics such as […]


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2024 Organ Week

June 9, 2024 – June 14, 2024 @ All Day –

Organ Week is designed for high school students interested in expanding (or beginning) their organ study. Led by a faculty of prominent concert and church organists, the program features one-to-one instruction, masterclasses, and recitals on the finest pipe organs in northern Colorado, including CSU’s Casavant organ.


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2024 Organ Week Concert: Jason Moy, Solo Harpsichord Concert

June 9, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Harpsichord works by Buxtehude, Froberger, Louis Couperin, and Bach The recital will be played on CSU’s newest harpsichord, a German Double (after Mietke) built in 2022 by Bruce Kennedy. Jason J. Moy is the artistic director of Ars Musica Chicago and one of the most sought-after early keyboard specialists in the Midwest. He serves as […]


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2024 Education in Motion: A Professional Development Seminar for pk-12 Educators

June 10, 2024 – June 13, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

Join leading Dance/Movement Educators and Education Specialists to explore strategies and tools for integrating movement at all levels of learning in pK-12 classrooms. Colorado State University invites Colorado pK-12 educators and administrators to join us in person for presentations, exploration, sharing resources, and expanding our awareness and knowledge of the benefits of movement in the classroom. Guest speakers, university faculty, and education specialists will present the latest research and tools to help you reach more students, offer innovative ways to teach core curriculum and learn about how our state is supporting our efforts.


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2024 Organ Week Concert – Todd Wilson, Organ – FREE

June 10, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – The concert features Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor and selected “Schübler Chorales,” works by Kristina Rizzoto and Florence Price, the Bizet/Lemare Carmen, and improvised organ accompaniment to two silent films: Laurel and Hardy’s “Big Business” (1929) and the final scene of “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925). Regarded across America and around the […]


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2024 Organ Week Concert: Ken Cowan, Organ – FREE

June 11, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Solo organ works by Rachel Laurin, Edward Elgar, Iain Farrington, Felix Mendelssohn, and others. Regarded as one of North America’s finest concert organists and praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, Ken Cowan maintains a rigorous performing schedule that takes him to major concert venues in America, […]


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2024 Organ Week Concert: Joel Bacon, Organ, Jason Moy, Harpsichord, and Maurice Steger, Recorder

June 12, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – A Tribute to Bach: Featuring works for solo recorder and obbligato organ/harpsichord by J.S. Bach About Maurice Steger It is not surprising that Maurice Steger is called “Paganini”, “wizard”, “the world’s leading recorder player” or an “electrifying and inspiring conductor.” To live up to such high expectations, one requires not only astonishing technique, but also […]


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2024 Organ Week Closing Concert – FREE

June 13, 2024 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – A recital of music performed by young musicians enrolled in the CSU Organ Week camp. Featuring music on both organ and harpsichord. Organ Week Schedule Sunday, June 9, 4 PM | Jason Moy, Solo Harpsichord Concert Organ Recital Hall, UCA Monday, June 10, 7:30 PM | Todd Wilson, Solo Organ Recital / FREE | Organ […]


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Center Stage Youth Camp at CSU Spur Campus

June 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a one-week summer day camp (Monday-Friday) at CSU Spur Campus for elementary school students ages 8-13. Over the week, students will be introduced to the foundations of theatre by CSU faculty members, CSU Theatre and Dance students, and guest artists. Students will act, sing, and dance, and at the end of the week, parents, friends, and the community are welcome to watch them showcase their talents and celebrate their achievements.


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Musical Theatre Summer Workshop at CSU Spur Campus

June 24, 2024 – June 29, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a six-day workshop (Monday-Saturday) studying musical theatre for ages 14-18. The camp will be held at the CSU Spur Campus in Denver. This intensive program is an opportunity to study musical theatre with the award-winning faculty of CSU’s Musical Theatre program: Broadway performers Noah Racey (Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Patty Goble, (Curtains, Ragtime), have performed in 11+ Broadway shows and have 50 years’ professional experience between them. Students will work on college audition material, bring song interpretation skills to a new level, and study movement from one of Broadway’s top song and dance performers.


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Center Stage Youth Camp at CSU Spur Campus

June 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a one-week summer day camp (Monday-Friday) at CSU Spur Campus for elementary school students ages 8-13. Over the week, students will be introduced to the foundations of theatre by CSU faculty members, CSU Theatre and Dance students, and guest artists. Students will act, sing, and dance, and at the end of the week, parents, friends, and the community are welcome to watch them showcase their talents and celebrate their achievements.


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2024 CSU Brass Workshop

June 24, 2024 – June 27, 2024 @ 12:00 am –


Concert Version: Bye Bye Birdie

July 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – The CSU Summer Conducting Seminar continues its fun tradition of presenting a delightful concert version of a popular operetta or Broadway musical. The project serves as the master’s thesis for working music educators from around the world who participate in the seminar for three consecutive summers. Bye Bye Birdie music by Charles Strouse and lyrics […]


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Summer Piano Competition & Festival: International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A.

August 3, 2024 – August 10, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., is a weeklong summer piano competition and festival featuring over a dozen guest artists and pianists in daily masterclasses and presentations, matinee concerts, the live Semifinal and Final Rounds of the Olympic-styled Odyssiad® competition, and riveting evening and matinee concerts by internationally renowned pianists, including Van Cliburn winners. Taking place at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the International Keyboard Odyssiad® and Festival (IKOF) is designed for pianists of all ages and nationalities, teachers, and the general public who love the piano and its repertoire.


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DanceLab Showcase Performance

August 10, 2024 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Dancers from across the country come to experience collegiate dance at Colorado State University. Join us in celebrating their achievements as dancers showcase choreography and repertoire created during our two-week summer dance intensive.


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Fall 2024 Student Recitals FREE

August 26, 2024 – December 7, 2024 @ All Day – Please join us in celebrating the recital performances of our CSU music students. Student Recitals are FREE and open to the public. Note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change, please check back to confirm performance details. Friday, August 30, 2024: 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, Wil Hiett, Trumpet Saturday, September 28, 2024: 5 […]


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2024 CSU Band Day

September 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm –

This fall, the Colorado State Marching Band will be hosting the second annual CSU Band Day in conjunction with CSU Athletics. Join us at the CSU vs Northern Colorado game on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024, for this special event!


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CSU Alumni Band at 2024 Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 26, 2024 @ 12:00 am – Join the CSU Alumni Band at the 2024 Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024.


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2024 CSU Honor Band Festival

December 5, 2024 – December 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

The annual CSU Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians in the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three-day festival takes place at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Guest clinicians and conductors enhance the student’s experience, providing invaluable insight and expertise. In addition to rehearsals, students enjoy several concerts given by CSU faculty and student ensembles. The experience is capped off with a performance by the Honor Wind Symphony and the Festival Concert Band in the beautiful, world-class Griffin Concert Hall.