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Dr. Jess Rushing receives National Institutes of Aging and of Health research grant

Dr. Jess Rushing is a Fellow of the National Institute of Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy and is currently the chair of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Arts and Neuroscience Networking Group. She has worked clinically with all ages, from premature infants to end-of-life, with considerable experience in medical, private practice, and […]


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Erin Carignan, CSU Costume Design Professor, Releases Dyeing for Entertainment

Erin Carignan, Colorado State University assistant professor of Costume Design, is a versatile costume designer and textile artist whose research centers around her most passionate subjects: costume design, textile surface, modification, and wearable art. She intentionally pushes the boundaries of design and technology using unusual mediums and unlikely intersections.

This research culminates in her book, Dyeing for Entertainment: Dyeing, Painting, Breakdown, and Special Effects for Costumes from Routledge Press.



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Announcing CSU Theatre’s next two seasons!

CSU Theatre is proud to announce our 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 seasons! 2024-2025: Reforming the Classics: Wishes, Wrights and Wrongs Playwrights write stories for the stage that offer us chances to better understand the human condition. Theatre artists often return to past works to wrestle with their universal themes and tease out new meanings for the […]



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CSU Voice Major, Chandler Peveto, Performs as Emerging Artist with Steamboat Opera

Dr. Nicole Asel, professor of music in the voice area, contacted Peveto about an opportunity with Opera Steamboat after a previous performer found himself unable to sing. This opportunity led to a contract for Peveto to fill the role of Harry in Stephen Sondheim’s Company. When Peveto auditioned a second time this past summer for Opera Steamboat, he was contracted to perform two roles; Pinellino in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Peter Zegner in Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up.


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Percussion Professor Shilo Stroman works with marching bands across the state

Shilo Stroman, senior instructor of music for percussion and marching band drumline, shared his marching expertise with many Colorado high school marching bands throughout the competitive season. “Now that the marching band season in Colorado is officially over, I’d like to thank the ensembles who trusted me to create music for them,” said Stroman after […]


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Dr. John Pippen, Bugs Bunny, and the American Musicological Society

What do Bugs Bunny, Leopold Stokowski, and examinations of socioeconomic class have in common? They are all part of a paper presentation by Dr. John Pippen, assistant professor of Ethnomusicology at Colorado State University. Dr. Pippen presented the paper, “Putting Class Back into Classical Music Studies,” at The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Denver, Nov. 9-12, 2023, held jointly with the Society for Music Theory.