Events

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CSU Music On-Demand Fall Showcase

Throughout the semester, select CSU Music concerts that were presented in-person and via Livestream will be made available on-demand. Please purchase an on-demand subscription through our ticket site. Date listed is when the event will be available for on-demand viewing. This list will be updated throughout the semester. 09.16.21 Brass Area Recital 09.20.21 Virtuoso Series […]


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Opera: Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell

Presented by the Ralph Opera Program with the CSU Opera Orchestra on Thursday, October 21, Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.; matinee on Sunday, October 24, 2 p.m. The presentation portion of the evening is built into the ticketed event and begins at 7:30 p.m. — we apologize for any confusion caused by […]


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Flute Area Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The CSU flute studio, under the direction of Dr. Michelle Stanley, presents a variety of works for the instrument to showcase the exciting, creative, and talented students in the program.  Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. […]



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2021 Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Performances: Sunday, October 31, 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. The organ studio and faculty artist, Joel Bacon, present the 16th annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, with classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Spooky sounds, combined with lighting and special effects, are sure to […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Faculty Chamber Music

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. This presentation of the popular faculty chamber music concert includes “Quasi Hoquetus” by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, featuring Margaret Miller, viola; Cayla Bellamy, bassoon; and Tim Burns, piano. The string area is joined by Dr. Wallick on piano for Quintet in F minor op. 34 by […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. CSU faculty artist Dr. Eric Hollenbeck performs a recital of solo works for marimba, timpani, and snare drum, including Eric Sammut’s “The Snake’s Dream for Marimba,” Yasuo Sueyoshi’s “Mirage pour Marimba,” Gordon Stout’s Four Episodes for Marimba, a work of four etudes in different musical styles, […]


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Jazz Combos Concert

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. CSU Jazz Combos 1,2, and 3 return for their first live concert since Fall 2019. Directed by Wil Swindler, Peter Stoltzman, and Andrey Floryanovich, the combos will present a program of jazz standards, great hidden gems, and original music by combo members. Our newest member of […]



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Fall 2021 Visit and Audition Days (in-person and online options)

Annual visit and audition experience.


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Theatre Brown Bag Lunch Series

INCOMING AND CURRENT STUDENTS, grab your lunch, come meet our staculty (staff and faculty), and learn cool stuff! The sessions take place on select Fridays at noon in the University Center for the Arts (UCA) Conference Room. 2021-2022 Topics: September 10: Student Advisory Council Meet and Greet with theatre faculty and staff September 24: Get […]


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Lysistrata by Aristophanes, adaptation by Ellen McLaughlin

Directed by Debbie Swann Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Sunday, Nov. 7, 14 at 2 p.m.; LIVESTREAM TBD “Make love, not war,” is the rally cry of the women of Athens and Sparta, who go on a sex strike to try and stop their men from continuing to […]


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Auditions for The Rocky Horror Show and She Kills Monsters


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Percussion Ensemble Concert

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The Percussion Ensemble concert features a program of all percussion quartets for a variety of percussion instruments. The students, ranging from Freshman to grad students, perform “Credo in Us” by American composer John Cage, “Marimba Quartet” by Eastman School of Music Professor Michael Burritt, “DisArchitecture,” a […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Juhyun Lee, Piano

With Guest Artist Norman Menzales, Flute Collaborative pianist and chamber musician Dr. Juhyun Lee is joined by Filipino American flutist Norma Menzales, principal flutist with the Great Falls Symphony of Montana, for her inaugural Virtuoso Series Concert as a CSU faculty artist. The program includes Sonata for Recorder and Basso continuo, HWV 362 by G.F. […]


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Chamber Choir Concert: Sing Joyfully!

Sing Joyfully! This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. To celebrate the return of live singing on campus, the CSU Chamber Choir opens the concert with a renaissance motet by William Byrd. The concert continues with two songs by Italian opera composer, Gioachino Rossini, featuring student soloists. The program also includes modern choral […]


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University Choir Concert

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The University Chorus will present a wide-range of musical works in this concert that span classical, spiritual, folk, and contemporary selections. The concert will primarily present two themes. First, an initial song set will speak to the small joys in life – taking time to highlight […]


Instrument Photo of Woodwinds Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone

Woodwinds Area Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and as a virtual on-demand event. A recital presented by woodwind area student chamber ensembles, under the direction of area faculty, features classic and contemporary repertoire. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between […]


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Concert Choir Concert: Awaken the Spirit

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. AWAKEN THE SPIRIT! Under the direction of Dr. Nathan Payant, CSU’s Concert Choir is thrilled to perform their first concert for a LIVE audience in nearly two years! The performance will feature the full choir singing beautiful and inspiring music to fill the soul and enliven […]


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New Music Ensemble

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The return of the CSU New Music Ensemble explores contemporary and avant garde composition techniques for mixed vocal and instrumental ensembles as well as presents performances of groundbreaking pieces that redefined ‘music’ during their time. This concert features the iconic Clapping Music by Steve Reich, alongside […]


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2021 Fall Theatre Visit Day

CSU Theatre Visit Days are for high school students, transfer students, associate degree graduates, and current CSU students (and their parents/guardians) to meet with CSU Theatre students and faculty. The events include themed break-out sessions and facility tour.


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2021 Fall Dance Concert

The fall dance concert features the creative work of dance faculty, including Madeline Harvey,  Grace Gallagher, and Susie Garfifi, alongside student choreographers Sophia Cardinal, Cassidy Faulhaber, Vern Lazar, Brianna Port, and Binyamin Salzano. We are thrilled to present an in-person, live performance concert this fall. This concert will be presented via livestream on Saturday, November 13, 7:30PM. Note: […]


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Guest Artist: Matt Hauser, Percussion / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person only. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA.


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Brass Chamber Music Recital / FREE

An evening of brass chamber music in a variety of settings and styles, including brass quintet, trombone quartet, trombone choir, trumpet choir, tuba/euphonium choir and more! Featuring students from the studios of Dr. Stanley Curtis, Dr. John McGuire, Dr. Drew Leslie and Prof. Steve Dombrowski. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age […]


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String Student Chamber Music Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and as a virtual on-demand event. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA.


Instrument Photo of Woodwinds Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone

Woodwind Student Chamber Music Recital #1 / FREE

Students of the woodwind studios at Colorado State University present an evening of chamber music, including trios, quartets, and quintets from 1700s to present. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA.


Instrument Photo of Woodwinds Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone

Woodwind Student Chamber Music Recital #2 / FREE

Students of the woodwind studios at Colorado State University present an evening of chamber music, including trios, quartets, and quintets from 1700s to present. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA.


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Guitar Studio Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and as a virtual on-demand event. The CSU guitar studio of Jeff LaQuatra presents a recital featuring chamber music and solo performances of contemporary works, as well as arrangements of standard classical repertoire. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. […]


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Jazz Ensembles Concert

Moving Forward This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. CSU Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2, directed by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, present Moving Forward. As a counterpoint to their first concert, this event features modern music in the big band Jazz idiom. The program includes music by Maria Schneider, Michael Conrad, Wil […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Nicole Asel, Mezzo Soprano

With Tim Burns, Piano; Margaret Miller, Viola; Joshua Manculich, Choreographer Mezzo soprano Nicole Asel and pianist Tim Burns explore some of the most beloved pieces from the vocal repertoire including Johannes Brahms’ viola songs with Margaret Miller, selections from Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, and Samuel Barber’s Opus 13, including ‘Sure on This Shining Night’ and recent […]


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: A Whole New World

A Whole New World With faculty guest artist Drew Leslie, Trombone This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Wes Kenney performs pieces that explore a variety of new worlds. The concert begins with Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s “Danse Negre” from African Suite, Op. 35, a turn of the […]


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Concert Orchestra Concert: A Pair of Prodigies / FREE

A Pair of Prodigies With faculty guest artist Copper Ferreira, Clarinet The Concert Orchestra, directed by Leslie Stewart, performs the “Chorale” and “Allegro Maestoso” from the dynamic Symphony No. 5 by Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Jim Palmer). The performance also includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring CSU faculty artist Copper Ferreira. This concert will be […]


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Violin Studio Recital /FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. This concert will feature students from the violin studio of Dr. Ron Francois for a program representing a wide variety of styles within the sonata, concerto, and solo genres. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please […]


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Keyboard Area Recital / FREE

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert programs are available in a virtual format only and may be viewed via a […]


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Theatre Freshman Project / FREE

As a way for first-year theatre students to solidify themselves in the program, the students from the Freshman Seminar create and perform a devised production of their own. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all […]


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Graduate String Quartet Recital

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The concert consists of a program of works by Zoltán Kodály and Johannes Brahms. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert […]


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2021 CSU Honor Band Festival

The annual CSU Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians 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.


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Symphonic Band Concert

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert programs are available in a virtual format only and may be viewed via a […]


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Wind Symphony Concert: Celebrations!

Celebrations! This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Rebecca Phillips continues their celebration of live music with a concert featuring Dr. Dan Goble, director of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, on Mark Watters’s Rhapsody for Baritone Saxophone. This program also includes works by Omar Thomas […]


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2021 Fall Dance Capstone Concert

The Thing Itself The Thing Itself is an evocative dance concert featuring work by Colorado State University capstone choreographers. Abby Allison, Jame Fuerte, and Maddy Kling explore duality through movement, narration, and imagery. The discovery of story and exploration of truth has influenced the seniors’ choreographic process. This concert represents the culmination of their undergraduate […]



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Virtuoso Series Concert: Bryan Wallick, Piano

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Note: Masks are required for all patrons regardless of age in all areas of the UCA. Please observe social distancing of 6′ between other patrons in all areas of the UCA. Concert programs are available in a virtual format only and may be viewed via a […]


2021 Spring Dance Visit Day promotional screen

Spring 2022 Visit and Audition Days (in-person and online options)

Annual visit and audition experience.


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She Kills Monsters  by Qui Nguyen 

Directed by Wesley Longacre  February 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5, 7:30 p.m.; matinees February 26, and March 6, 2 p.m., Studio Theatre https://csuartstickets.universitytickets.com The creation of Vietnamese American playwright and self-proclaimed geek, Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters  is the story of Agnes, who,  after the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, plays a  Dungeons & Dragons  […]



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The Rocky Horror Show  by Richard O’Brien 

Directed by Noah Racey; Vocal Coaching by Patty Goble  April 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on April 24, and May 1, 2 p.m., University Theatre  A camp tribute to 1930s B movies, Richard O’Brien’s  The Rocky Horror Show  is a cult classic of counterculture and sexual liberation. Brad and Janet find themselves entangled in […]