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Organ Recital Hall

  • The Organ Recital Hall is the home of the Casavant Frères Organ, originally installed at CSU in 1968.
  • Built by Casavant and designed and voiced by Lawrence I. Phelps, it is one of the first modern mechanical-action (tracker) organs built at an American university, and is considered a landmark instrument in the “Organ Revival” movement.
  • The Casavant was constructed in a style emulating 17th- and 18th-century German organ building principles, and was designed specifically for CSU in consultation with Robert Cavarra, former professor of organ.
  • The organ includes 2,079 pipes, a 56-note keyboard, a 32-note pedal board and 34 stops. The sweep of the organ’s façade fills the entire south wall of the hall, with the tallest pipes reaching 19 feet.
  • The legacy of the Casavant organ has earned Colorado State an international reputation as the keeper of one of the finest organs built in the 20th century.
  • Square Footage: 4,500.
  • The University Center for the Arts is furnished with over 75 high-quality pianos distributed throughout the performance venues, rehearsal spaces, and practice rooms, including many new Steinways.