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CSU Marching Band announces drum majors for Fall 2021

Kathryn Kennedy from Fruita Monument High SchoolKatie St. Gemme-Page from Legend High School The Colorado State University Marching Band announces the drum majors for the 2021 season. In the coveted role, Fruita Monument High School alum Kathryn Kennedy and Legend High School alum Katie St. Gemme-Pate will conduct the 250-member band during rehearsals and performances, […]



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Music faculty recognized for outstanding contributions in 2021

The College of Liberal Arts announced the 2021 college award winners where staff and faculty are recognized for their contributions to their units, the College, the university, and to their colleagues and their profession/discipline. Dr. Blythe LaGasse and Dr. Erik Johnson were recognized for outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and service in 2021. Ann Gill Faculty […]


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Music Ed alum named Niwot High School Teacher of the Year

Laura Walters (Marshall), a CSU alum of the M.M. Music Education with Licensure program, was selected as the 2021 Teacher of the Year for Niwot High School. Laura shared the news saying, “I am so incredibly humbled and blessed to to have even been nominated, let alone have won! This year has been completely bizarre, […]


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Filming an organ concert during the pandemic

If you have never seen the feet of an organist play during an organ concert, Colorado State University’s RamProductions’ most recent project will change that. During the social-distancing guidelines that have impacted large gatherings, CSU professor of music, Joel Bacon, put on a private organ concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Listen to Journalism and […]


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Dr. Blythe LaGasse Receives CSU Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Every year, Colorado State University celebrates the teaching, research, and service achievements of CSU students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals, and classified staff. As one of the most anticipated Universitywide events, various committees across campus nominate and select esteemed honorees. BOARD OF GOVERNORS EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARDRecognizes a faculty member whose excellence […]


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Together, we celebrate Earth Day

The CSU College of Liberal Arts’ mission is to create and extend knowledge and artistry that develops reflective citizens and confident leaders. In a 2021 monthly series – “Together, we” – we share stories that reflect our curiosity, ability to adapt, engagement with the community, and research and creative expertise. Together, we solve wicked problems like […]


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Music student receives national O.A.K.E. scholarship

For the second time in a month, a CSU Music master’s student has been selected to receive a prestigious national scholarship from the Organization of American Kodály Educators (O.A.K.E.). Brooke May, M.M. Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option, has been awarded O.A.K.E.’s Jenö Ádám Scholarship, which will subsidize her Level 2 Kodály training this summer. Ms. May teaches music at Lakeview […]


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Announcing the Spring 2021 SMTD and MSAC representatives!

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance would like to congratulate those elected to serve on the inaugural SMTD Student Advisory Council, starting in the Spring 2021 semester. The new SMTD Student Advisory Council: Riley Busch, 2nd year, music therapy Beatrice Lincke, 3rd year, music performance Elliot Benson, 1st year, dance Sierra La Rue, 2nd […]


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How I Learned to Drive recognized by KCACTF

How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel, was the last production hosted at the University Center for the Arts in 2020. Before campus closed, CSU Theatre was fortunate enough to have a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) adjudicator see the production, although the release of awards was delayed by COVID. It is better […]