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Recent graduate, Paul Beyer, reflects on his first year teaching music

Recent graduate, Paul Beyer, reflects on his first year teaching music by Jessica Warner Alumni | Music Education | School of Music, Theatre, and Dance | Alumni | School of Music Theatre and Dance We recently connected with Paul Beyer, who graduated from CSU with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2023. Paul […]


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Phuong Nguyen has built a classroom culture around high standards and making music fun

Phuong Nguyen has built a classroom culture around high standards and making music fun by Jessica Warner Alumni | Music Education | School of Music, Theatre, and Dance | Alumni | School of Music Theatre and Dance Dai-Phuong Nguyen (B.M.E. ’01, M.M.E. ’08) is a perfectionist as a performer of multiple instruments and genres and […]


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Hollie Ryckman embraces multiple cultures and student-led approaches in her Denver classroom

Hollie Ryckman embraces multiple cultures and student-led approaches in her Denver classroom by Jessica Warner Alumni | Music Education | School of Music, Theatre, and Dance | Alumni | School of Music Theatre and Dance Many CSU music education graduates expand upon normalized approaches to music pedagogy to accommodate their students’ needs and interests. Denver […]


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Jana Webster-Wheeler’s experiences are a catalyst to teaching music and more!

Jana Webster-Wheeler’s experiences are a catalyst to teaching music and more! by Jessica Warner Alumni | Music Education | School of Music, Theatre, and Dance | Alumni | School of Music Theatre and Dance As a woman with a rich history who has turned her trauma into a wellspring of wisdom, Jana Webster-Wheeler, B.M.E. ’00, […]





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KCACTF awards for Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury

The CSU Theatre production of Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Dr. Ray Black, was attended by a Kennedy Center American College Theatre (KCACTF) respondent. John Hill, who is emeritus faculty of Theatre and Humanities at Front Range Community College, provided feedback on the production and awarded select actors and crew based on their […]



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Erik Johnson to present at International Society of Music Education world conference

In July 2024, Associate Professor of Music Erik Johnson will co-presented a paper at the 36th annual International Society of Music Education world conference in Helsinki, Finland. The presentation titled “Music Teacher Identity Over Time: The Impact of Musical Experiences and Teacher Philosophy” is one of only eight papers accepted for the empirical research category […]