Events

CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: East Marries West

Shubhendra Rao, master of the sitar, and Saskia Rao-de Haas, pioneer of the Indian cello, take Indian music to new horizons. Their sound has been hailed as a new musical language that is both avant-garde and traditional with an effect that conjures a symphony orchestra. They are joined by master percussionist Aditya Kalyanpur on tabla. […]


Masterclass: East Marries West — techniques for Indian music

In addition to their Classical Convergence Concert on Sept. 22, East Marries West is giving a masterclass on Monday, Sept. 23 at noon. The group features cello, sitar, and tabla; the session is FREE and open to public observation. The musicians invite string players to join in and learn some basic techniques for Indian music. […]


CANCELLED: Virtuoso Series Concert, Quatra Duo

This concert has been cancelled. Due to circumstances this concert has been cancelled. Comprised of faculty artists Michelle Stanley, flute, and Jeff LaQuatra, guitar, the Quatra Duo is embarking on a 12-day tour of China in Oct. This performance shares the tour program with the Fort Collins community and includes the popular “History of the […]


Guest Artist Concert: A Musical Exploration of La Belle Époque, Joshua May, Lyric Tenor / FREE

This recital takes listeners on a journey through the heart of Parisian life through the poetry and music of late 19th century France with well-known favorites and a few unknown gems by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Nadia Boulanger, Jacques Offenbach, and Erik Satie. Joshua May is an active performer of opera, […]


University Symphony Orchestra Concert: Remembering Leonard Bernstein and Hector Berlioz

Featuring faculty artist Margaret Miller, Viola The concert, conducted by Wes Kenney, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary American musician Leonard Bernstein in 2018 and the 150th anniversary of the death of Hector Berlioz in 2019 with performances of salient works by the iconic composers. The program includes “Three Dance Episodes” […]


Drop-in Dance Class for CSU Faculty and Staff

No prior dance experience needed for the drop-in dance class for CSU faculty and staff. Classes are centered on Ballet, Modern, and Jazz techniques and accommodations are made for beginning through advanced dancers as needed. Hope to see you soon! The class is FREE, but please sign up! On the following Fridays from 4-5 p.m. […]


Kodály Workshop: Keep Them Engaged! Student Engagement and Classroom Management in the Elementary Music Room

With Guest Carrie Nicholas Join R.O.C.K.E. and the Colorado Kodály Institute for a full day of student engagement and classroom management strategies for the elementary music room. In this workshop, Organization of American Kodály Educators Western Division President Carrie Nicholas covers topics such as no-fail singing games and dances, student-centered activities, strategies for student choice […]


Guest Artist Concert: An Evening of American Art Song, Asel & Friends / FREE

Highlighting the music of Charles Ives and music from esteemed living American composers Jake Heggie, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Robert Livingston Aldridge, this program will offer a snap shot of American life through the perspective of these composers. Mezzo-soprano, Nicole Asel, serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at Colorado State University where she teaches Voice […]


Virtuoso Series Concert, Barbara Thiem, Cello

With Theresa Bogard, Piano Theresa Bogard and Barbara Thiem present duos by Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc.


Jazz Ensembles Concert: The Mirror Through Time

Join the Jazz Ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, as they explore the unfolding of jazz through the 20th century into our modern world. “There is a treasure trove of classic jazz works that have been reimagined by modern jazz musicians reflecting the developing aesthetic of our music and our culture,” says Swindler. […]


2017 alumni marching band

Alumni Marching Band: Homecoming and Family Weekend


A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Directed by Walt Jones

William Shakespeare’s classic, first performed around 1596, is one of the bard’s most beloved plays. For centuries, audiences have enjoyed this comic fantasy about four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies and suffering strange love experiences. Four interconnecting plots are set simultaneously in the wooded realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. […]


Student Recital: Ryan Foley, Violin / FREE


Virtuoso Series Concert, Margaret Miller, Viola

Featuring faculty artist Tim Burns, Piano In a season of milestones, including the UCA’s 10th anniversary last year and the 150th for CSU this year, the timing of the the 100th anniversary of three great 20th century works for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke, Ernest Bloch, and Paul Hindemith couldn’t be better! “These composers […]


Voice Area Recital / FREE

A recital of art songs and arias.


Wind Symphony Concert: Myaku PULSE!

Guest Conductors, Shannon Weber and Aaron Herman The 2019-20 Colorado State University Wind Symphony opens their concert season with the exciting music of David Dzubay, Viet Cuong, and John Mackey. The musical voices of these composers have one thing in common, pulse! Join us at the UCA as we present the rhythmic excitement and metric […]


Guest Artist Concert, Session Brass Quintet / FREE

Award winning members of the Session Brass Quintet, Brian Walker, Kurt Bonnett, Angela Winter, Bill Haugeberg, and Noel Wallace, have performed with a wide variety of ensembles nationally and internationally. These competition winners collectively showcase a breadth of brass experience playing in a wide array of styles from classical to pop and beyond. Based in […]


Student Recital: Tess Collins, Voice / FREE


CSU Concert Orchestra Concert: Frost and Foliage / FREE

The Concert Orchestra celebrates the fall season with works by living composers Gwenyth Walker (About Leaves) and Eric Whitacre (October). Conductor/violinist Leslie Stewart performs “Fall” from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons concertos and “Fall” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla. The Vivaldi and Piazzolla works will be led by Andrew Mendizabal, […]


Virtuoso Series Concert, Bryan Wallick, Piano

Dr. Bryan Wallick has joined the CSU faculty after serving on the faculty of the University of Pretoria, South Africa since 2007. He is a highly active international performing artist, including solo and collaborative appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa. He was the 1997 gold medalist of the Horowitz International Piano Competition […]


Guest Artist Concert, Frahm-Lewis Trio / FREE

Featuring faculty artist Margaret Miller, Viola The Frahm-Lewis trio prides themselves on accessible programs, performing standard and new repertoire for the piano trio. Ting-Lan Chen, violin, holds the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in violin performance and chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Described by The Boston Globe as a “talented, . […]


Masterclass: Ballet Jörgen Canada / FREE

Time TBA, Dance Studio 101, UCA Over the past 30 years, Canada’s renowned Ballet Jörgen has produced hundreds of original works. This distinguished company has now created the first full-length ballet based on the internationally beloved novel Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.


Guest Artist Concert, TrioPolis / FREE

TrioPolis merges the distinct temperament, stylistic influences, creative spirit, and artistic vision of three cosmopolitan musicians based in North Texas: German violinist Felix Olschofka, American clarinetist Kimberly Cole Luevano, and Greek-American pianist Anatolia Ioannides. TrioPolis was born following a series of dynamic collaborations in the College of Music at the University of North Texas in […]


Fall Choral Showcase

Join the Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, the Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant, and the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast for the annual showcase featuring a wide variety of music to inspire and enliven the soul.


Symphonic Band Concert: La France

Featuring faculty artist Peter Sommer, Saxophone The wind band has strong roots in France and this concert celebrates the country’s rich musical heritage and traditions. The Symphonic Band, under the direction of T. André Feagin, presents the works of Jacques Offenbach, Jean Robert Planquette, Martin Ellerby, and Ron Nelson. The concert also features faculty artist […]


Sinfonia Concert: Mozart and Much More!

Featuring faculty artist Stanley Curtis, Trumpet The Sinfonia, CSU’s chamber orchestra conducted by Wes Kenney, performs one of the greats of the repertoire, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. The orchestra welcomes one of the newest music faculty members, Stanley Curtis, playing the famous Trumpet Concerto in E major, S.49 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. The program […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Acte II

Featured on America’s Got Talent, this unique opera duo’s programming—described as “something close to perfection”—runs the gamut of vocal music ranging from art songs, opera and musical theater to jazz, spirituals, gospel, and popular music. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers […]


Masterclass: Acte II

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a masterclass with the vocalists of Acte II, Olanna Goudeau and Ashley Renée Watkins! Opera duo, ACTE II, was suddenly launched into the national spotlight after delivering a captivating performance on NBC’s #1 summer show America’s Got Talent. The duo received a standing ovation by the celebrity judges who then selected the […]


Student Recital: Hannah Stevens, Voice / FREE


Student Recital: Ryan Wessel, Violin / FREE


Student Recital: Salvador Hernandez, Euphonium / FREE


Student Recital: Xareny Polanco, Viola / FREE


2019 OcTUBAfest / FREE

With Guest Danielle VanTuinen and members of the CSU Tuba/Euphonium Studio Sunday, October 27: Guest Artist Masterclass, 4 p.m.; Guest Artist Recital, 5:30 p.m.; CSU Tuba Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, UCA The six annual OcTUBAfest features the CSU tuba and euphonium studio, CSU Tuba Ensemble, and guest artist Danielle VanTuinen from the […]


Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Performances: Thursday, October 31, 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. The organ studio and faculty artist, Joel Bacon, present the 14th annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, with classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Spooky sounds, combined with lighting and special effects, are sure to […]


2019 Halloween Organ Extravaganza

The organ studio and faculty artist, Joel Bacon, present the 14th annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza, with classic (and not-so-classic) works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Spooky sounds, combined with lighting and special effects, are sure to put you in the Halloween spirit! “Every year the students seem […]


L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Christian Crans

The one-act opera is paired with a program of arias and art songs with a supernatural yet whimsical theme in honor of both Ravel’s plot and that opening night takes place on Halloween.


Student Recital: Miranda Deblauwe, Horn / FREE


Student Recital: Kelci Hartz, Tuba / FREE


Student Recital: Connor Marsh, Euphonium / FREE


Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music

With John Carlo Pierce, Lyric Tenor; Zo Manfredi and Leslie Stewart, Violin; Margaret Miller, Viola; Barbara Thiem, Cello; Forest Greenough, Double Bass; Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Peter Sommer, Saxophone; Shilo Stroman, Vibraphone; Eric Hollenbeck, Marimba; and Wes Kenney, Conductor The faculty chamber music programs have become a […]


CSU Concerto Competition in Griffin Concert Hall

2019-2020 University Concerto Competition Application Deadline

The University Concerto Competition is an annual event designed to give outstanding undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to perform as a soloist with one of the University orchestras. The 2019-2020 competition will feature the CSU Symphony Orchestra.


Student Recital: Abigail Enssle, Harp / FREE


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Woodwind students present an evening of chamber music and select solo literature.


Virtuoso Series Concert, Eric Hollenbeck, Percussion

CSU faculty artist Eric Hollenbeck is joined by faculty guests for a concert of works newly learned by the percussionist, including “And Legions Will Rise” by Kevin Puts, “Book Grooves” by Alejandro Vinao, Six Concert Etudes for Marimba by Peter Klatzow, “Alliteration” by Joe Tompkins, and “Snake’s Dream” by Eric Sammut.


Jazz Combos Concert

The Jazz Combos, directed by Peter Sommer and graduate teaching assisstant, Michael Hamilton, present an eclectic and exciting evening of classic jazz standards and classics arranged by student performers for a dynamic exploration of improvisation and small group swing.


Fall 2019 Visit and Audition Day

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 Friday, Feb. 14, 2020


Student Recital: Dmitri Ascarrunz, Violin / FREE


Cabaret, A musical by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb, Directed by Noah Racey

Cabaret is a powerful, dance-driven musical set in 1931 Berlin in the shadow of the Nazi rise to power. Focusing on the nightlife at the sexy, seedy Kit Kat Klub, the play revolves around American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. The club’s master of ceremonies delivers ribald songs […]


Student Recital: Alexandra Young, Voice / FREE


Student Recital: Noah Beck, Bassoon / FREE


Student Recital: Elizabeth Richardson, Flute / FREE


Percussion Ensemble Concert

The annual fall concert features several new commissions, as well as traditional music, for a variety of percussion instruments. A varied and exciting event!


Virtuoso Series Concert: Youthful, Vibrant Memories, Tim Burns, Piano

With Guest John Michael Vaida, Violin The program represents youthful and vibrant memories in their performance and their presentation. Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata in G Major and Richard Strauss’ Violin Sonata in E-flat Major were written early in both composers’ careers and feature stylistic hallmarks of each: Grieg explores the harmonies, colors, and folk instruments […]


Brass Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by brass area students from the studios of Dr. John McGuire, Professor Stanley Curtis, Dr. Drew Leslie, and Professor Stephen Dombrowski features repertoire for chamber groups and soloists.


Graduate Chamber Ensemble Recital / FREE

Members of the graduate program present works by the masters of the chamber music genre.


Special Matinee Presentation of Cabaret, a musical by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb

Enjoy a week-day matinee staged for high school students, followed by an optional CSU Theatre Visit Day for those students interested in majoring in theatre. If you’d like to bring a group to the performance, please register to reserve your seats. Registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 25. If you can’t make the matinee but would still […]


2019 Fall Dance Concert

With Guest Artist Andrew Wass This diverse dance concert features new choreography by faculty, guest artists, and student choreographers. From contemporary ballet to modern to improvised dance, audiences will enjoy the wide variety of pieces. By experimenting with aleatoric, improvisational, and indeterminate processes, Andrew Wass finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that […]


Student Recital: Zuri Kargbo, Bass / FREE


Student Recital: Montana Waters, Voice / FREE


Student Recital: Sarah Sujansky, Clarinet / FREE


Student Recital: Maisie Phillips, Voice / FREE


Student Recital: Chris Asercion, Saxaphone / FREE


Trumpet Studio Recital / FREE

Trumpet students of Dr. Stanley Curtis perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire for trumpet.


Guitar Studio Recital / FREE

CSU’s inaugural guitar studio presents a recital featuring chamber music and solo performances of contemporary works, as well as arrangements of standard classical repertoire.


Flute Studio Recital: Music by Women Composers / FREE

As an acknowledgement to the remarkable work by women composers, the flute studio is spending the semester exploring the variety of output created by these pioneering and creative artists.


Jazz Ensembles Concert

With Guest Dan Haerle, Piano Dan Haerle is a legendary jazz educator, composer, and pianist. In his 50-year career, Haerle has performed with Stan Kenton, Clark Terry, Mel Torme, Al Jarreau, Pat Methany, Dave Liebman, Wood Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, and others. Continuously in demand as a clinician and educator, he brings a lifetime of performance […]


Student Recital: Chase Hildebrandt, Percussion / FREE


Student Recital: Garret Durie, Viola / FREE


University Symphony Orchestra Concert: 150 Continues

Featuring faculty artist Bryan Wallick, Piano Along with classics for the holiday season, the orchestra performs the gorgeous Symphony No. 4, composed by Johannes Brahms at the height of his talent, and celebrates an almost forgotten American composer, Louise Moreau Gottschalk, marking 150 years since his death. Maestro Wes Kenney and the ensemble also welcome […]


The Beckett Experience: Four Times/Times Four, Directed by Eric Prince

Opening Night includes a pre-show lecture, which includes an introduction to Samuel Beckett’s life and work, illustrated with photos and images from a history of Beckett productions at CSU and in collaboration with Bas Bleu Theatre, Fort Collins (Run time: 30 – 35 minutes). Samuel Beckett — Irish playwright, theatre director, novelist, and poet — […]


All-Choral Holiday Concert

A CSU tradition continues! Kick off your holidays with the CSU choral ensembles as they perform music to get you in the spirit of the season.


Student Recital: Isabel Waterbury, Horn / FREE


Concert Orchestra Concert: Baroquen & Beautiful / FREE

Featuring faculty artist John Carlo Pierce, Lyric Tenor Faculty artist Dr. John Carlo Pierce is being featured on a program by Baroque composers Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Dr. Pierce sings arias from Handel’s Semele and The Messiah and the orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1.


Virtuoso Series Concert, Wesley Ferreira

With Guest Jana Starling, Clarinet Having performed on more than twenty concerts together world-wide, clarinetists Wesley Ferreira and Jana Starling join forces once again for a new artistic creation. The duo performs an electronic soundtrack, blending their acoustic instruments with the electric, and enhancing the audio with visual components. “This is the ideal environment in […]


2019 CSU Honor Band Festival

CSU’s annual High School Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three day festival takes place at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Guest clinicians and conductors enhance the student’s experience, […]


Symphonic Band Concert: HERStory

The Symphonic Band presents HERStory, a celebration of women in music featuring contemporary works for wind band by female composers. The ensemble, under the direction of T. André Feagin, presents works by Carolyn Bremer, Katherine Bergman, Shelly Hanson, and Julie Giroux, culminating in a performance of Wind Symphony No. 1 by Nancy Galbraith. “Through discovery […]


Wind Symphony Concert: Lollapalooza!

With Guest Conductor James Spinazzola, Stanley Curtis, Trumpet, Drew Leslie, Trombone Lollapalooza is a word to describe something that is particularly impressive, which is a great way to describe John Adams’ short piece, “Lallapalooza.” The 2019-20 Colorado State University Wind Symphony continues their season with an evening full of lollapaloozas, including the world premiere of […]


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2019 Fall Dance Capstone Concert

The fall capstone dance concert features the creative work of senior dance majors Dazzmin Brown, Molly Dowell, Samantha Lewis, and Mia Wilborne.


Freshman Theatre Project / FREE

As a way for first-year theatre students to solidify themselves in the program, the students from the Freshman Seminar create and perform a derived production of their own in the seventh annual Freshman Theatre Project.


2019 CSU Honor Band Festival Concert / FREE

CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival is an annual event brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western United States. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School […]


Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

The semester’s culminating recital by our freshman vocalists.


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Joshua Bell

With Alessio Bax, Piano With a career spanning more than thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Bell has recorded more than 40 albums, garnering Grammy®, Mercury®, Gramophone, and ECHO Klassik awards. Bell is joined by renowned pianist […]


2020 MSOE


Body/Speak

In its second year, Body/Speak features guests from colleges and universities across the region who join CSU faculty and students for an evening of diverse dance. “This concert brings our community together to showcase what’s happening in dance across Colorado and Wyoming,” says Director of Dance Emily Morgan.


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Jason Vieaux

Grammy® winner Jason Vieaux is “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists.” (Gramophone) Going beyond the classical, Vieaux has earned a reputation for putting his expressiveness and virtuosity at the service of a remarkably wide range of music. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season […]


How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel, Directed by Debbie Swann

While How I Learned to Drive won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, it is still as relevant as ever. Paula Vogel’s coming-of-age tale showcases the funny, surprising, and sometimes devastating things young women might have experienced growing up in the 20th century. With an unsupportive family and frienemies at school, Lil Bit relies on her […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Passion for Bach and Coltrane

Melding the poetry of A.B. Spellman with the sounds of the Imani Winds quintet, Harlem Quartet, and additional jazz artists, this performance explores the influence of spirituality on the art of musical masters J.S. Bach and John Coltrane. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season […]


Colorado AES Dalcroze Workshop

This workshop is designed for all types of classroom teachers, and would also benefit students studying music education or dance education. On-Site Registration: $15. Register on-site between 8:30-9 a.m. Learn movement-based techniques you can use in your classroom music teaching! Members of the Colorado Chapter of the American Eurhythmics Society, who each hold a Eurhythmics […]


CLASSICAL CONVERGENCE CONCERT SERIES: Borromeo String Quartet

This adventurous quartet pushes musical, intellectual, and technical boundaries with its inventive performances and insightful interpretations of both classical and contemporary musical repertoire. Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and The […]


2020 Spring Dance Concert

The Spring Dance Concert features original work by dance faculty and students, including classical ballet to contemporary dance. Students will collaborate with Canyon Concert Ballet to dance Marius Petipa’s iconic “Entrance of the Shades” from Act Two of La Bayadère. Join us for an evening of diverse dance works!


She Kills Monsters, by Qui Nguyen, Directed by Garret Ayers

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in […]


2020 Spring Dance Capstone Concert

The Spring Dance Capstone concert features the work of senior dance majors Jasmine Burns, Alayna Maddocks, Shayleen Moses, and Safiya Vanterpool.


2020 MU 524 Dalcroze Course


2020 Colorado Kodály Institutue