Events

Vocalist You-Seong Kim

Guest Artist: You-Seong Kim, Voice / FREE

Dr. Kim serves as head of North Park University’s voice department and director of the vocal performance master’s program. Dr. Kim believes that music changes lives, and aims to graduate not only music makers, but also music lovers.


Student Recital: Frangel Lopez-Cesena, Violin


Student Recital: Joseph Hoffarth, Sax & Bassoon


Student Recital: Dominic Aragon, Voice


2018 Spring Dance Concert

On behalf of the entire faculty of the Dance program at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, you are invited to a reception on Saturday evening, April 21st honoring the thirty years of service of Jane Slusarski-Harris. Jane has served as the program head for Dance for three decades, during […]


Student Recital: Jake Schick, Organ


Student Recital: Emma Stark, Flute


Student Recital: Jonathon Wilson, Voice


Organist Vincent Warnier

Guest Artist: Vincent Warnier, Organ

50th Anniversary of the Casavant Organ at CSU Colorado State University’s Casavant Frères Organ was designed and voiced specifically for the university by Lawrence I. Phelps, in consultation with former CSU organ professor Robert Cavarra. Installed in 1968 in the previous music building on the Oval, it is one of the first modern mechanical-action (tracker) […]


Student Recital: Chris Nadeau, Percussion


Student Recital: Connor Challey, Tuba


Student Recital: Joe Jones, Percussion


All Choral Concert

All three major choral ensembles at CSU – Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and University Chorus – perform on this final choir concert of the year. Graduate students Chelsea Kendall and Jun Terasawa present their favorite choral gems, showcasing the talents of the singers in Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, and Nathan Payant finishes his first […]


The CSU Trombone Studio in rehearsal

Trombone Studio Recital / FREE

The members of Dr. Terry Leahy’s trombone studio present a recital with a variety of solos and chamber ensembles.


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by woodwind students from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, Professor Andrew Jacobson, Dr. Gary Moody, Dr. Michele Stanley, and Professor Peter Sommer features classic and modern literature for chamber groups and soloists.


Graduate String Quartet Recital

Join Frangel Cesena, violin; Jose Trulillo, violin; Rosa Cole Avenado, viola; and Julius Hochmuth, cello, for a program of master works for string quartet. “I admire the enthusiasm and passion these students bring to learning and performing great works from the chamber music repertoire,” said Margaret Miller, graduate string quartet coordinator.


Student Recital: Matthew Chanlynn, Trumpet


Urinetown, The Musical by Greg Kotis

Richard Cowden, Guest Director A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. From New York City’s Fringe Festival to Broadway hit, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre […]


A student teaches children in a classroom

Dalcroze Workshop: Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Swiss music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) believed in movement as our “sixth sense.” This workshop introduces participants to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, where, through movement, sound is experienced in an entirely new way. The workshop is designed for K-12 music teachers, applied music instructors, anyone who teaches or performs music, and is a sample of content for […]


Student Recital: Theresa Bunger, Flute


Student Recital: Courtney Pham, Flute


New Music Ensemble Concert

It Could Be Anything What happens when CSU’s new music ensemble members combine their energy, talent, and vision? It Could Be Anything! Under the direction of Andrew Jacobson, the group showcases growth and change in music by focusing on trends in the global arts world.


Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

A recital featuring students from CSU’s voice studios, including the Freshman Voice Studio.


World Percussion Concert

This concert features CSU’s three steel bands, the Ragtime Marimba Band, and the Civil War Rope Drum Ensemble. “This concert is always fun with wide range of musical styles,” said Eric Hollenbeck, percussion area coordinator.


Percussionists in the CSU Concert Band

Concert Orchestra and Concert Band Concert #2 / FREE

With Guest Gary Moody, Bassoon The Concert Orchestra performs The Czech Connection, conducted by Leslie Stewart. The program opens with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s first symphony, written when he was only eight years old. Although he travelled as a child prodigy, Mozart didn’t go to Prague until a few years before his untimely death in 1791. […]


The CSU Violin Studio

Violin Studio Recitals / FREE

Violin students of Dr. Ron Francois perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire. “This event provides a great performing experience for the students…a great learning experience too,” exclaims Francois!


Trombonist Alex Iles

Guest Artist: Alex Iles, Trombone / FREE

The American trombonist teaches at the California Institute of the Arts and California State University, Northridge. He has toured as lead and solo jazz trombonist with the Woody Herman and Maynard Ferguson big bands, and performs and records as a regular member of many of the top big bands and jazz groups in the L.A. […]


Michelle Stanley

Virtuoso Series Concert, Michelle Stanley, Flute

Performed by CSU faculty artist Michelle Stanley, the recital creates a first: music from the flutist’s latest album Nouvelle Vie. The new album, released by Navona Records, includes previously unrecorded French flute works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “Firsts are always exciting! With the performance of repertoire from my latest album of French […]


The CSU Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert 2

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Richard Frey, presents music of both traditional and contemporary genres.


Brass Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by brass area students from the studios of Dr. John McGuire, Professor Caleb Hudson, and Professor Stephen Dombrowski features repertoire for chamber groups and soloists.


Farewell Recital: Dr. John Seesholtz / FREE

After 6 wonderful years at Colorado State University, John Seesholtz bids farewell with this performance. For the concert, he is singing with both current and former students, showcasing over half a decade of successes at CSU. The students joining him are Marissa Rudd, Noel Von Behren, Pablo Romero, Ryan McPeek, Miranda Bashore, and Sarah Sanborn. […]


University Symphony Orchestra

University Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Last Dance

With Guest Tiffany Blake, Soprano The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, plays two dance inspired works: Edvard Grieg’s Symphonic Dances and Igor Stravinsky’s iconic Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). Stravinsky’s ballet score is famous for the riot that ensued at the premiere. The work for a gigantic orchestra – including woodwinds […]


Student Recital: Christian Gibbs, Voice


Student Recital: Anyaleen Bradley, Voice


2018 Spring Capstone Concert

Dance majors Tiana Farnsworth, Hannah Finnegan, and Emily LaCourse present their capstone work in a dance concert featuring over thirty students. Come see the next generation of talented young dance artists!


Student Recital: Kadi Horn, Viola


Student Recital: Sarah Sujansky, Clarinet


Student Recital: Ian Maxwell, Percussion


Student Recital: Malia Odekirk, Percussion


Student Recital: Mariah Thompson, Clarinet


A female student sings with her arm raised and eyes closed

2018 Rock Band Project / FREE

Join the TH264 Lighting Design 1 class and professor Price Johnston as they showcase a unique approach to teaching lighting, sound, and projection design by utilizing Harmonix’s video game, Rock Band. See how the article “How I Did That: Rock and Load with Rock Band” — Live Design Magazine, has spawned scores of universities across […]


2017 Organ Week students are pictured in front of the Casavant Organ

Organ Week

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.


The Pre-College Percussion Camp rehearses in Runyan Music Hall

Pre-College Percussion Camp

The Pre-College Percussion Camp includes instruction on how to prepare and audition successfully toward acceptance as 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 student skills.


The logo for the 2018 LIFT clarinet academy

LIFT Clarinet Academy

The Lift Clarinet Academy is an annual summer clarinet camp hosted annually by Clarinet Professor Dr Wesley Ferreira at Colorado State University. Each participant receives his/her own practice room to support daily lessons and performance coachings. Multiple group sessions and clinics cover a variety of topics from the fundamental to the progressive. Our goal is clear: to give each participant a tailored program with personalized instruction. The academy program also includes activities such as topic and performance masterclasses, participant chamber music performances, and a faculty recital as well as social gatherings that allow students and faculty to mingle and take in some of beautiful Colorado.


A student teaches children in a classroom

Dalcroze-based Eurhythmics Course

The summer seminar at CSU follows the curriculum of the American Eurhythmics Society and is closely affiliated with this organization. Aligning with CSU’s goals for the course, the mission of the Society is to introduce public school music teachers to the philosophical and pedagogical approach of Dalcroze-based training, preparing them to incorporate the approach in their teaching.


The logo for the 2018 Jr. LIFT clarinet academy

Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy

The Junior Lift Clarinet Academy is an action-packed five day journey, designed for students ages 13-18 who seek to expand their clarinet study within a supportive and engaging musical environment.


Guest Artist: Michael Grill, Organ

Michael Grill is director of music at the Erlöserkirche (Our Saviour’s Lutheran) in Munich, Germany. Frequently featured on German radio and television, the recitalist has played throughout Europe, Israel, South America, and the U.S. He founded the concert series “Neue Orgelmusik München,” dedicated to contemporary organ works, as well as “Fürstenrieder Bachtage,” a festival devoted […]


Organ Professor Joel Bacon

Casavant Organ 50th Anniversary Concert: Joel Bacon Solo Recital

On the final concert of the 50th Anniversary of the Casavant Organ, CSU’s Professor of Organ Joel Bacon performs selected pieces from the organ’s 1968 opening concert program. “CSU’s Casavant organ is a remarkable instrument – a great point of pride for the university and the community, and a joy for me personally to play […]