Wes Kenny and USO students

Orchestra Alumni invited to play with the CSU symphony to celebrate Maestro Kenney’s retirement

Dear CSU Symphony, Sinfonia and Opera Orchestra alumni, It is my hope that you have continued to use the skills learned through the repertoire and ensemble playing you experienced at CSU. When I began my tenure at CSU’s School of Music, Theater, and Dance twenty years ago, it was my hope that we could build […]


Instrument Photo Horn

CSU brass player advances in national competition

Freshman B.A. in Music student, Sophia Marino, is one of eight students advancing to the semi-final round of the International Horn Competition of America – University Division. Sophia is from Fort Collins and attended Fossil Ridge High School, and won placement in the state’s top ensembles, including the 2022 Colorado All-State Symphonic Band, the 2022 […]






Jeff LaQuatra

CSU Music receives two 2022 College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award

The College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize one outstanding teacher in each of the following four categories: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty, and Associate Professor. Full professors, who are eligible for the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor Award, are not eligible for this award. Jeff LaQuatra, Instructor of Music, […]


Steven Workman receives award

Steven Workman receives College of Liberal Arts Administrative Professional Award

Steven Workman, production manager and technical director for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance received the 2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts Administrative Professional Award. The award recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and/or service to the college by administrative professional employees.



Flowers in front of UCA

Spring 2022 Music Education Faculty Notes

Dr. Seth Pendergast Dr. Pendergast published both “Research-to-Resource: Two Motivation Frameworks for Encouraging School Choral Participation” for The Choral Journal and “Creative Music-Making with Digital Audio Workstations” in Music Educator’s Journal. Dr. Pendergast appeared on the Choralosophy Podcast to discuss the “Encouraging School Choral Participation” article. Listen to the podcast here. Dr. Bonnie Jacobi Dr. […]