Events

Drop-in Dance Class for CSU Faculty and Staff

No prior dance experience needed for the drop-in dance class for CSU faculty and staff. Classes are centered on Ballet, Modern, and Jazz techniques and accommodations are made for beginning through advanced dancers as needed. Hope to see you soon! The class is FREE, but please sign up! On the following Fridays from 4-5 p.m. […]


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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Directed by Walt Jones February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m., matinees on February 17, 24, 2 p.m. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as […]


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2019 Audition Days


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Music in the Museum Concert Series, Spring #1 / FREE

The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU Music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. In this series, music is performed against the backdrop […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, John McGuire, Horn

Images-Paintings in Sound With Tim Burns, Piano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Brian Jack, Bassoon; and James David, Composer CSU faculty artist John McGuire performs a program featuring the U.S. premiere of James David’s Batuque for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano, as well as Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28 (Merry […]


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One Man, Two Guvnors: High School Matinee

Last fall, CSU Theatre presented FREE, week-day matinees staged specially for high school students and we are continuing this activity this spring: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean on Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by Feb. 15 A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally on Friday, May 3, 10 […]


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Wind Symphony Concert — Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/HISTORY

With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; and James David, Composer The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with an historically significant […]


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2019 Audition Days


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Singer of the Year Competition / FREE

This popular annual competition features CSU’s top undergraduate vocal students competing for more than $50,000 in scholarship monies including the top Singer of the Year Award and the Most Improved Award. The awards are based on the students’ vocal performance and on progress toward their degree.


Virtuoso Series Concert, John Carlo Pierce, Tenor

With Joel Bacon, Piano, and Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar The first half of CSU faculty artist John Carlo Pierce’s program features music by Robert Schumann — Liederkreis, Opus 24for voice and piano, written in 1840 during his “Year of Song,” as well as Ghost Variationsfor piano, composed shortly before his final decline. The second half of […]


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Jazz Ensembles Concert: Jazz Classics Concert: Art Music for Dancing

For this performance, the CSU Jazz Ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, explore the enjoyable intersection of big band concert music and the infectious swing of the “dance band” tradition. Big band jazz as popular music from the 1930s and 40s grew out of the functional role of the music to support dancers, […]


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University Sinfonia Concert

Join the University Sinfonia, CSU’s select chamber orchestra conducted by Wes Kenney, and three of CSU’s best student instrumentalists for the annual concerto competition finals. “Our concerto competition finals is always a friendly, but intense competition, with phenomenal performances,” exclaims Maestro Kenney. The second half of the concert features the beguiling Symphony No. 99 by Franz […]


Classical Convergence Concert: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center. This artist collective is transforming the way music is created and experienced. With a global perspective, this contemporary classical music ensemble […]


R.O.C.K.E. Kodály Music Teaching Workshop: Kodály Meets Orff

CSU Music Education hosts expert teacher Dr. Liza Meyers as she leads songs, games, and literacy activities from two methodologies that can be integrated in music instruction. This workshop is geared toward elementary music teachers; however, it will also be useful for secondary music teachers who want to strengthen their curriculum through singing, ear training, […]


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Concert Band Concert / FREE

The 120-member Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs music inspired by nature and the ever changing, beautiful, and sometimes tumultuous relationship between the earth and sky. This concert features literature by prominent wind band composers Eric Whitacre, Percy Grainger, John Mackey, Carl Reinike, and Karl King. “It is extremely exciting to work with a […]


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Symphonic Band Concert: History

With Michelle Stanley, Flute The Symphonic Band, conducted by T. André Feagin, presents its third concert of the academic year with a program titled “History.” Using American history, patriotism, opera, an ancient Greek poem, and a French satire by Voltaire as sources of musical inspiration, the program promises to awaken the senses while reflecting back […]


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Wind Symphony Concert — Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/HISTORY / FREE

With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; and James David, Composer The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with an historically significant […]


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Chamber Choir and Concert Choir Concert: There Will Be Rest

Join the Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant, and Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, as they explore music of stillness, peace, hopefulness, and reassurance. The program features beautiful works by German composers, Josef Rheinberger and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as stunning new music by Latvian composer Ešenvalds Ēriks, American composers Elaine Hagenberg, René Clausen, […]


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Concert Orchestra Concert — Simple, Elegant, and…Wow / FREE

With Copper Ferreira, Clarinet The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs selected movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622featuring CSU faculty artist Copper Ferreira. Also on the program are C. Hubert Parry’s English Suite for Stringsand Pietro Mascagni’s Intermezzo fromCavaleria rusticana.


Peter Sommer and Dan Goble

Virtuoso Series Concert, Peter Sommer and Dan Goble, Saxophone

With Tim Burns, Piano; James David, Composer CSU faculty artists Peter Sommer, Dan Goble, and Tim Burns present an evening of classic and modern saxophone duets, including music by Paul Hindemith, Ryo Noda, and CSU faculty composer, James David. “I’ve been looking forward to putting together a recital like this ever since Dr. Goble joined […]


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Classical Convergence Concert: collectif9

Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center. This cutting-edge classical string band is known for their energized, innovative arrangements of traditional repertoire. Their lighting, staging, and amplification melds […]


Oboe Studio Recital

Oboe Studio Recital / FREE

Oboe students of Andrew Jacobson perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire for oboe.


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Chase the Music: Music Therapy Composition Class Presents / FREE

CSU music therapy students partner with Chase the Music, a Colorado nonprofit that pairs songwriters and performers with families and children with critical illnesses. The concert features the premieres of original compositions CSU music therapy majors composed in collaboration with these special families, performances that nurture the soul, heal the body, offer love, and create […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, 5280Q

A new quartet to the classical music scene, this ensemble explores classical repertoire through unique instrumentation within the traditional classical repertoire and the cross-over musical genre. 5280Q, featuring CSU faculty artists Michelle Stanley, flute; Jeff LaQuatra, guitar; and Wesley Ferriera, clarinet; with Charles Lee, cello, creates concerts that inform, educate, excite, and make the audience […]


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The Wandering Scholar by Gustav Holst and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Directed by Tiffany Blake, Conducted by Wes Kenney Two one act operas by British composers.  The Wandering Scholar, by Gustav Holst, with libretto by Clifford Bax, is based on a tale by Helen Waddell. The story, set in a 13th century farmhouse in France, involves Louis and his wife, Alison, the town priest, Phillippe, who […]


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57th Annual Colorado-Wyoming NATS Student Auditions

Each year, students of NATS member teachers participate in an adjudicated competition at the state level, a valuable experience for students who receive detailed feedback on their performance. Details:cowynats.org/auditions/  


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Virtuoso Series Concert, CSU Faculty Chamber Music

The popular faculty concert features Kevin Puts’ “And Legions Will Rise,” for clarinet, violin, and marimba performed by Wesley Ferreira, Ron Francois, and Eric Hollenbeck, as well as faculty composer, James David’s “Batuque,” for horn, clarinet, and piano performed by John McGuire, Wesley Ferreira, and Tim Burns. The concert concludes with Franz Schubert’s Octet in […]


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Music in the Museum Concert Series, Spring #2 / FREE

The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU Music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Registration required,


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Music in the Museum, Spring #2 / FREE

The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU Music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. In this series, music is performed against the backdrop […]


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Jazz Ensembles Concert: 21st Century Big Band Jazz

The final Jazz Ensemble concert of the year, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, finds the CSU groups taking on music written in the digital age. The tradition of jazz music continues to develop as a vehicle for expression across a wide range of genres. The nature of the jazz musician has always been […]


Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Swiss music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze 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. Learn kinesthetic games and activities that teach your students musical concepts such as beat, meter, rhythm, melodic contour, dynamics, articulation, and phrasing. Dalcroze techniques engage […]


Solar Flair Festival: A Celebration of Clarinet and Composer Theresa Martin

The 2019 Clarinet Composers Festival, titled “Solar Flair” is a two-day celebration of the clarinet compositions of composer Theresa Martin. All varied and unique, Dr. Wesley Ferreira and the Colorado State University Clarinet Studio will perform selected works from Martin’s repertoire. The festival begins on Friday, April 26 with an afternoon composer discussion open to the […]


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2019 Spring Dance Concert

Innovation is alive at CSU dance! This diverse concert features new works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Come be inspired by the versatility, athleticism, and expressiveness of our performers.


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A Man of No Importance: A Musical by Terrence McNally

Directed by Noah Racey April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on April 28, May 5, 2 p.m. This tender story of family, friendship and acceptance teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to “love who you love.” Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A […]


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A Man of No Importance: High School Matinee

Last fall, CSU Theatre presented FREE, week-day matinees staged specially for high school students and we are continuing this activity this spring: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean on Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by Feb. 15 A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally on Friday, May 3, 10 […]


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Concert Orchestra and Concert Band Concert / FREE

Nature Portrayed in Music: The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs Paul Lewis’ English Suite for String Orchestra, and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “La Poule,” the second of the composer’s six ‘Paris Symphonies. The program includes an original composition being selected from submissions by students of Dr. James David. The 120-member Concert […]


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Symphonic Band Concert: Kaleidoscopic Listening

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2019 Spring Dance Capstone Concert

The spotlight shines on dance majors Mary Rogers, Avery Jones, and Taylor Woolums as they exhibit creativity and artistry through their capstone choreography creations.


Madeline Harvey and Matthew Harvey

Embodiment

Join us for a dance film and discussion about the embodiment of emotional availability and relationships during pregnancy. Collaborators Dr. Zeynep Biringen, Marjo Flykt, Brian Buss, and Madeline Harvey share their process for an interdisciplinary creative research project.


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2019 Percussion Camp

Percussion Camp for high school students 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.


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Drum Major and Leadership Institute


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2019 Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 1


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2019 Organ Week


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 2


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 3


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 4


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 5


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 6