Events

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.


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 […]


Fall 2019 Theatre Visit Day

The 2019 visit day full day for high school students, transfer students, and associate degree graduates to see a play, attend classes, meet with CSU Theatre students and faculty.


Special Matinee Presentation of Cabaret for High School Students

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 your student is staying for Visit Day, please have them register for that event separately. If you’d like to bring a group to the performance, please register to reserve your […]


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 […]


CSU Brass Day

CSU Brass Day is open to Brass Players from 8th to 12th grade. Clinics will cover general brass playing and how to prepare All State Auditions. Clinicians include the Brass Faculty of Colorado State University; Stanley Curtis, Trumpet, John McGuire, Horn, Drew Leslie, Trombone, Steve Dombrowski, Tuba/Euphonium. Participants will perform in a concert at 2 […]


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, Saxophone / 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 Peter John Stoltzman, Piano As the son of Grammy-winning clarinet legend, Richard Stoltzman, and renowned violinist and educator, Lucy Chapman, jazz pianist and educator Peter John Stoltzman naturally grew into a career as both a performer and educator. Stoltzman has performed and recorded with jazz luminaries such as Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Allison […]


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. […]


Student Recital: Chase Hildebrandt, Percussion / FREE


Student Recital: Garret Durie, Viola / FREE


Virtuoso Series Concert, Quatra Duo

This concert is a rescheduling of the original Quatra Duo concert on Monday, September 23rd.  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 […]


University Symphony Orchestra Concert: 150 Continues with guest Bryan Wallick, piano

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. The Brahms Symphony No. 4 is famous for […]


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 — […]


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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 […]


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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.


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 […]


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 devised 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.


2020 Audition Days

To audition for theatre scholarship consideration, please register for one of the two audition dates for 2020. Registration is required.


6th Annual CoDEO Dance Conference

The Annual Dance Conference attendees include dance students and teachers from Colorado and multiple regional neighboring states; National Honor Society for Dance Arts students; dance teachers in K-12 public, private, and charter schools; university level teachers from within Colorado and neighboring states; regional & national choreographers; regional and national dance administrators and advocates; health professionals. […]


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 — Middle School Outreach Ensemble


2020 Audition Days

To audition for theatre scholarship consideration, please register for one of the two audition dates for 2020. Registration is required.


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 […]


Spring 2020 Visit and Audition Day

Meet with faculty and students, take masterclasses in modern and ballet techniques, audition for the dance major and dance scholarships, tour the University Center for the Arts, and attend an informal dance performance by CSU Dance majors. Technique class placement is also determined during auditions. Visit and Audition Day is open to high school juniors, seniors, and transfer students; registration is required.


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 […]


Harmony Outreach Competition and Concert

CSU’s Harmony Outreach Competition is a new way for music students to work together to create innovative programs aimed towards specific audiences in the community. This year, the competition will consist of multiple groups presenting music in an interactive presentation meant for children. At the competition, groups of CSU student musicians will audition for a […]


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 […]


Theatre student Sydney Fleischman in The Laramie Project

2020 Visit Night Light

In conjunction with the spring presentation of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, CSU Theatre invites high school students and transfer students to attend the play along with a pre-performance information session and backstage tour with theatre faculty and staff.


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


Dance Lab: Pre-College Summer Program

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites dancers ages 15-20 to apply for Dance Lab, a college preparatory program taking place in August 2020 on the CSU campus, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Spend two weeks in an immersive college dance curriculum where you’ll receive individualized attention from CSU Dance faculty, […]


2020 National American Eurythmics Society Conference

The mission of the American Eurhythmics Society (AES) is to promote the use of eurhythmics among music and other arts educators. The AES provides education, outreach, and engagement on a national level. Please join us to learn skills that can enhance your teaching. Registration information coming soon.