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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OcTUBAfest 2018

Special Guest Chief Musician Anthony Halloin, U.S. Navy Band; Featuring the CSU Tuba Studio

The CSU Tuba and Euphonium Studio, led by CSU faculty Stephen Dombrowski, presents OcTUBAfest 2018. Returning for its fifth year, this event features tuba and euphonium students with a special guest artist. The masterclass, guest solo recital, and student recital of solo and ensemble works are all free and open to public observation.


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Guest Artist Concert: Anthony Halloin, Tuba

The guest of the annual OcTUBAfest, Chief Musician Anthony Halloin, joined the Navy Band in 2004, and received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland in 2010. Halloin has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, and is a member of the Navy […]


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Tuba Studio Recital / FREE

The CSU tuba studio gives this recital as part of the annual OcTUBAfest at CSU.


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Masterclass: PUSH Physical Theatre’s Dracula

CSU Dance invites members of the CSU and Northern Colorado communities to the PUSH Physical Theatre’s Dracula masterclass. PUSH has a long history of creating arts education programming for college students, including workshops that introduce students to the movement arts and support curriculum areas such as physical science, character development and literacy. PUSHtheatre.org The class is […]


Michelle Stanley

Virtuoso Series Concert, Michelle Stanley, Flute

Two new commissions for flute and guitar written for Jeff and Michelle – Bryan Johannson’s “Painted Music,” based on the paintings by Paul Kleé, and James McGuire’s Suite – pair nicely with Herman Berlinski’s flute sonata. “New music means many things – tonal and beautiful to raw and dark,” says Stanley. “These new pieces explore many facets of contemporary composers and each audience member is sure to find [one] that they love.”


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Barbara Thiem, Cello

Internationally acclaimed cellist, Barbara Thiem, who combines her teaching and coaching with her active schedule of performances in Europe and the U.S., has been performing with Theresa Bogard, music department chair at the University of Wyoming, for many years. For this concert, the performing duo presents a program of works by 20th century composers Francis Poulenc and Benjamin Britten.


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Opera: The Myth of Orfeus (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Presented by the Ralph Opera Program Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Wes Kenney October 25, 26, 27, 7:30 p.m., matinee on October 28, 2 p.m. Orpheus, musician and poet of mythological legend, was said to have the ability to charm all living things with his voice. When his beloved Eurydice dies of a fatal […]


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CSU Trumpet Day

Join us for a full day of clinics, trumpet ensembles, and recitals designed for trumpet players of all ages, especially those in high school and middle school.


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Opera: The Myth of Orfeus (Orfeo ed Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Wes Kenney October 25, 26, 27, 7:30 p.m., matinee on October 28, 2 p.m. Griffin Concert Hall, UCA Orpheus, musician and poet of mythological legend, was said to have the ability to charm all living things with his voice. When his beloved Eurydice dies of a fatal snake bite, […]


Claude Delangle playing saxophone

Guest Artist Concert: Claude Delangle, Saxophone

Soloist, researcher, and pedagogue, Claude Delangle – one of the great contemporary saxophonists – stands out as the master of the French saxophone. Privileged interpreter for classic works, he enriches the repertoire and encourages creation by collaborating with renowned composers, as well as promoting young composers. “This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for both our […]


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Masterclass: Claude Delangle, Saxophone / FREE

CSU students perform for the great saxophonist and pedagogue, Claude Delangle from the Paris Conservatory for an enlightening masterclass featuring classics of French and contemporary repertoire. The masterclass is free and open to public observation.


2018 Halloween Organ Extravaganza

The organ studio and CSU faculty artist Joel Bacon present the 13th 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 put you in the Halloween spirit! “Since it’s also the 50th anniversary of the organ, this Halloween we’re going to do something pretty special, and I’ve got some crazy ideas,” promises Dr. Bacon.


2018 Halloween Organ Extravaganza

The organ studio and CSU faculty artist Joel Bacon present the 13th 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 put you in the Halloween spirit! “Since it’s also the 50th anniversary of the organ, this Halloween we’re going to do something pretty special, and I’ve got some crazy ideas,” promises Dr. Bacon.


2018 Halloween Organ Extravaganza

The organ studio and CSU faculty artist Joel Bacon present the 13th 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 put you in the Halloween spirit! “Since it’s also the 50th anniversary of the organ, this Halloween we’re going to do something pretty special, and I’ve got some crazy ideas,” promises Dr. Bacon.


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion

For this eclectic recital, CSU faculty artist Eric Hollenbeck is joined by faculty colleagues for an energetic show, including a premier of a new work for timpani by Percussion Professor Shilo Stroman.


Graduate String Quartet Recital / FREE

The Graduate String Quartet presents music from the great repertoire for string quartet.


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Masterclasses: Denise Tryon and Karl Pituch, Horn / FREE

Audition Mode Friday, November 2, 7 p.m., Runyan Rehearsal Hall, Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m., Organ Recital Hall Sunday, November 4, 9 a.m., Organ Recital Hall Karl Pituch, principal horn in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Denise Tryon, former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and horn professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory, spend several days at […]


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Masterclasses: Denise Tryon and Karl Pituch, Horn / FREE

Audition Mode Friday, November 2, 7 p.m., Runyan Rehearsal Hall, Saturday, November 3, 9 a.m., Organ Recital Hall Sunday, November 4, 9 a.m., Organ Recital Hall Karl Pituch, principal horn in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and Denise Tryon, former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra and horn professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory, spend several days at […]


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Percussion Ensemble Concert

This concert features the most challenging and difficult of modern small group percussion ensemble music! “Patrons will be amazed at what these students have accomplished,” says Percussion Professor Eric Hollenbeck.


Trombonist Terry Leahy

Virtuoso Series Concert, Terry Leahy, Trombone

CSU faculty artist Terry Leahy’s recital features works composed for bass trumpet, tenor trombone, and bass trombone by American composer and Juilliard faculty member, Eric Ewazen, including a piece ‘borrowed’ from the trumpet repertoire to be performed on the rarest of brass instruments, bass trumpet.


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Voice Area Recital / FREE

A recital of art songs and arias.


Flugelhorn players in the CSU Jazz Band

Jazz Combos Concert

The jazz combos present original compositions and arrangements in the spirit of the swinging innovators of America’s art form. Join combos director Shilo Stroman and CSU student musicians for a night of dynamic group interplay and exciting and thoughtful creations!


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Classical Convergence Concert Series: ATOS Trio

Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced Classical Convergence season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center. The ATOS Trio’s warm, expressive, unified sound has garnered them the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award – the gold-standard prize […]


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Masterclass: ATOS Trio

The ATOS Trio’s warm, expressive, unified sound has garnered them the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award – the gold-standard prize for trios in the U.S. Pianist Thomas Hoppe, violinist Annette von Hehn and cellist Stefan Heinemeyer have been conquering the world’s major concert series together since 2003. Around the globe, the ATOS Trio is hailed by […]


Brass Area Recital / FREE

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


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Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Outstanding student musicians from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, clarinet; Professor Andrew Jacobson, oboe; Dr. Gary Moody, bassoon; Dr. Michelle Stanley, flute; and Professor Peter Sommer, saxophone, perform classic and modern literature for chamber groups and soloists.


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2018 Fall Dance Concert

CSU Dance presents three works by the late Salvatore Aiello. With an illustrious performance career spanning the 60s and 70s with dance companies such as Joffrey Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Hamburg Ballet, Aiello went on to become artistic director of North Carolina Dance Theatre until his untimely death in 1995. During his tenure, he created dozens of works, some of which remain available today for performance or reconstruction. “Sal’s work is timeless. It provides an ideal framework within which dancers can explore and develop unique artistic voices,” says assistant professor Madeline Harvey.


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Big Love by Charles Mee

Directed by Eric Prince November 9, 10, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on November 11, 17, 2 p.m. Big Love, by Charles Mee, has been called a big, beautiful, fantastic mess. Just like love. It’s also been called a euphoric, erotic, madly tumultuous piece of work, and although based on one of the oldest plays […]


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Big Love by Charles Mee

Directed by Eric Prince November 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on November 11, 2 p.m. Studio Theatre, UCA Big Love, by Charles Mee, has been called a big, beautiful, fantastic mess. Just like love. It’s also been called a euphoric, erotic, madly tumultuous piece of work, and although based on one of […]


Violinist in the Chamber Music Recital

Chamber Music Recital / FREE

The concert features the School’s undergraduate string players performing a wide variety of chamber music as the culmination of the fall semester’s work.


Rehearsal with the New Music Ensemble

CANCELLED: New Music Ensemble Concert / FREE

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.


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Eva Amsler, Flute, and Shalev Ad-El, Harpsichord

Following 20 years of orchestra playing and teaching in Switzerland and Austria, Eva Amsler is professor of flute at Florida State University and a pioneer of authentic interpretation of Baroque music on modern flute, as well as an advocate of new music. Ad-El frequents some of the world’s most prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, […]


Faculty in the Chamber Music Area

Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music Recital

The unique faculty program includes Igor Stravinsky’s Octet for Wind Instruments, the piece that marks the beginning of Stravinsky’s neoclassical phase is conducted by Rebecca Phillips and performed by CSU wind and brass faculty and graduate students. Ron Francois, violin; Copper Ferreira, clarinet; and Eric Hollenbeck, marimba, perform Kevin Puts’ And Legions Will Rise, described by the composer as representing the “power in all of us to transcend during times of tragedy and personal crisis.” Jeff LaQuatra, guitar; Leslie Stewart, violin; Margaret Miller, viola; and Barbara Thiem, cello, perform a very pleasing selection of quartets by Niccolò Paganini and Stephen Goss. “The faculty chamber music concerts have become quite popular with both students and local audiences for providing music combinations not generally heard and introducing little known composers,” describes Barbara Thiem, recital coordinator.


Yakov and Dina Kasman

Guest Artist Series: Yakov Kasman and Dina Kasman, Piano

Something Old, Something New The 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and former professor of piano at the Music College of the Conservatory. Yakov Kasman is now the distinguished professor of piano and artist-in-residence at the University of Alabama. He is going to be joined […]


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Flute Studio Recital / FREE

Members of the flute studio of Dr. Michelle Stanley perform a variety of pieces for the instrument.


Dr. Peter Sommer rehearses the CSU Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensembles Concert

The jazz ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler, present tenor saxophonist Don Aliquo for a concert that brings a thoroughly modern concept to traditional jazz. “Don’s playing is firmly rooted in the tradition, but is as fresh as it gets,” states Swindler. With playing that is accessible to all, and still enjoyable to the most seasoned jazz enthusiast, this is an evening of hard-swinging rhythms and inventive melodies!


Cellists in the CSU Symphony Orchestra

Graduate String Trio / FREE

Welcome the new graduate trio to the stage with this concert featuring the great string trio repertoire.


2018 BassoonaRAMa

BassoonaRAMa brings together bassoonists ranging in ages 12 to 72, from across Colo., with guest artist, Dr. Kristin Wolfe Jensen. Join us for a master class, presentations on the bassoon, and a closing recital with guest artists. Registration required.


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Big Love by Charles Mee

Directed by Eric Prince November 9, 10, 15, 16, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on November 11, 17, 2 p.m. Studio Theatre, UCA Big Love, by Charles Mee, has been called a big, beautiful, fantastic mess. Just like love. It’s also been called a euphoric, erotic, madly tumultuous piece of work, and although based on one of […]


The Colorado State University Marching Band performs in the 9News Parade of Lights in downtown Denver

Parade of Lights Preview / FREE

The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2018 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver (Friday, Nov. 30). Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts.


The CSU Honor Band

CSU Honor Band Festival Concert / FREE

CSU’s nationally renowned annual Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain region. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band in the beautiful, state-of-the art Griffin Concert Hall.


Double bass players in the Concert Orchestra

Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE

The Concert Orchestra is open to all string students who wish to continue participating in music during their time at CSU. The ensemble is known for exciting and collaborative performances with guest faculty and students from across the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.


The CSU Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert: Metamorphosis

Each work presented on the Metamorphosis concert explores the composer’s creative ability to transform existing musical material into new works of art. The concert includes compositions by Edwin E. Bagley, John Barnes Chance, Ira Hearshen, David Gillingham, and David Lovrien, and also features the 1957 American Band Association Ostwald Award winning composition, Symphonic Suite, by Clifton Williams. Please join us for an exciting evening of upcycled music for wind band.


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CSU Honor Band

CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival is an annual event, bringing together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain region, selected from hundreds of applicants from throughout the western United States. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band. Audition required.


Percussionist in the CSU Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony Concert – Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts

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 ensemble, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season by highlighting famous works that showcase text and cadence, essential to both musical compositions and literature. We hope you will join us as we continue to celebrate the Liberal Arts at the UCA!


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Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

The semester’s culminating recital by our freshman vocalists


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Classical Convergence Concert: Animaniacs In Concert

The Music! The Animation! The Voice-Over Stars! Animaniacs is one of the most beloved and enduring cartoon shows and Animaniacs in Concert — performed by the original composer Randy Rogel and voice talents of Rob Paulsen (Yakko), Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Maurice LaMarche (Brain from Pinky and the Brain) — now brings its music to the Lincoln Center. […]


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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 […]


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 Workshop

Guest Clinician: Dr. Liza Meyer Kodály Meets Orff – Applying the Best of Both Worlds for Learning and Creating Register at https://www.coloradokodaly.org/workshops.html


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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 […]


Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

    Saturday April 13, 2019 (IRH)


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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 […]