Get Involved in Music, Theatre, and Dance at CSU
At Colorado State University, get involved in music, theatre, and dance as a non-major. There are many opportunities for non-majors to participate in an ensemble, audition for a play, join a dance class, or join the CSU Marching Band. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! See details about each area below, or contact: SMTD@colostate.edu
Music Opportunities for Non-Majors
At CSU, there are several ensembles that are open to all majors and do not require an audition to be a member. Students in these ensembles come from biological sciences, business, engineering, computer sciences, English, political science, zoology, and music. Simply register and show up.
If you don’t have an instrument with you on campus, don’t worry! Many instruments are available for rental. Contact: SMTD@colostate.edu
Non-Auditioned Ensembles and Contacts
- Concert Band (MU205) is an exciting, dynamic group of 100 instrumental musicians. W/F, 4:15–5:45 p.m. Contact: Kevin.Poelking@email@example.com
- The collaborative Concert Orchestra (MU206) is an ensemble of 30 string players who perform with choral, wind, and percussion students and faculty. M/W, 1–2:30 p.m. Contact: Rachel.Waddell@colostate.edu
- With over 100 men and women singers, the University Chorus (MU202) is the largest mixed choir on campus. T/TH, 5:30–7 p.m. Contact: Seth.Pendergast@colostate.edu
Auditions for top music ensembles are held at the beginning of each semester. More information by ensemble and instrument is available at music.colostate.edu/auditions.
CSU Marching Band
The CSU Marching Band is a dynamic student organization with members representing colleges and majors from across campus. Auditions for the CSU Marching Band are being held online. More information is available at bands.colostate.edu.
Music Major/Minor Audition Days
Each year, four days are schedule for high school students, transfer students, and associate degree graduates to audition for music admission and scholarships within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; explore degree options, meet with faculty members, and tour the facilities.
Registration for a music audition is required. music.colostate.edu/admissions
Theatre Opportunities for Non-Majors
Theatre productions are open to all majors! You do not have to be a theatre major to participate in productions and auditions are open to all CSU students. Visit theatre.colostate.edu/audition for details.
A theatre interest meeting is held the first day of the fall semester, Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the University Theatre in the University Center for the Arts located at 1400 Remington Street. Map
Theatre Visit Day
The event is a full day for high school students, transfer students, and associate degree graduates to attend classes, observe a performance, explore degree options, meet with faculty members and current students, and tour the facilities.
Registration for Theatre Visit Day is required and the fee is $10; lunch is included. Guests are welcome and additional lunches can be purchased with your registration. theatre.colostate.edu/visit
2020 Visit Day is Friday, Nov. 13. Registration is coming soon.
Dance Opportunities for Non-Majors
Students across the university are encouraged to enroll in dance technique courses, space permitting. Any student enrolled in a dance technique class is eligible to audition for a role in a dance performance. Auditions are held each semester. Come join the dance community at CSU!
For non-majors, placement in technique classes depends on space availability and technical level. Placement assessment occurs during class the 1st week of the semester, and we ask students to attend the first two days of classes; the first is a syllabus review day and the second is a technique class where the professor can assess a student’s level. Please contact the course instructor to let us know you are coming.
Technique class placement for majors and non-majors is also determined during Visit and Audition Days held each fall and spring. Please register.
Auditions for faculty, student, and guest artist pieces are held at the beginning of each semester. Students must be enrolled in a dance technique course to audition for performances.
Dance Visit/Audition Days
Spend a day at CSU with dance faculty, students, and staff. Explore degree options, audition for the dance major and scholarships, take masterclasses in modern and ballet technique, attend an informal performance, and tour the University Center for the Arts. Join us in an exciting day of dance!
Dance Visit/Audition Day is open to high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students; registration is required. dance.colostate.edu