Get Involved in Music, Theatre, and Dance at CSU

At Colorado State University, get involvemed 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:  Raymundo.Munoz@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: E.Johnson@colostate.edu@colostate.edu
  • 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: B.Kreutz@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: James.Kim@colostate.edu

Auditioned Ensembles

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 whose membership numbers more than 260 students, representing every college on campus. Auditions for the CSU Marching Band are held each June. 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 Day is free, but required. music.colostate.edu/admissions

Contact:  SMTD@colostate.edu

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

Contact:  Price.Johnston@colostate.edu

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-day

Contact:  SMTD@colostate.edu

Theatre Audition Day

To audition for theatre scholarship consideration, please register for one of the following audition dates. Registration is required and will be available soon.

2020 Dates:

  • Saturday, Jan. 18 – 8 a.m. — noon
  • Saturday, Feb. 1 — 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Dance Opportunities for Non-Majors

Students across the University are encouraged to become part of CSU Dance classes and performances. 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. 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.

Contact:  Emily.Morgan@colostate.edu

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; The cost is $20 and registration is required. dance.colostate.edu

Contact:  SMTD@colostate.edu