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Survivance

January 28, 2020 – May 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – “An act of survivance is Indigenous self-expression in any medium that tells a story about our active presence in the world now.” — Gerald Vizenor Survivance is a term coined by Anishinaabe scholar Gerald Vizenor to describe how Indigenous people have not only survived but actively resisted the ongoing pressures of settler colonialism in North […]


Glorioserías: The Body in Late Twentieth Century Mexican Art

October 9, 2021 – April 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Gloriosería is a made-up word that conflates an enthusiasm for sensation with a fascination for the vulgar and the horrific. Viewers will find the artwork featured in Glorioserías both familiar and alien. The nine artists in the exhibition display uniquely personal distillations of grotesque realism, intimate battles that nevertheless intersect with broader existential perils present in modern-day México.” —exhibition curator Álvaro Ibarra



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CSU Community Dance Class (In-Person)

Join faculty and students from CSU Dance for FREE classes in a variety of classical and contemporary dance forms. No prior experience is needed. All levels ages 16+ are welcome! Date/Time: Select Fridays from 12-1 p.m., January 28 – May 6, 2022, including: January 28 February 18 February 25 March 11 March 25 April 8 […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Bryan Wallick, Piano — Virtuosic Fugue, Vol. 2

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. Following the success of faculty artist Bryan Wallicks’ previous CSU recital, Vol. 2 also features a program of pieces that each conclude with a virtuosic Fugue. The first half looks at the evolution of the Fugue from J.S. Bach to Marc-André Hamelin, followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s massive […]


Black Art at CSU: Building a Presence

February 2, 2022 – July 1, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – This exhibition is organized in partnership with CSU’s Black/African-American Cultural Center and ACT Human Rights Film Festival, and presented in conjunction with the free screening of the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light (Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Behavioral Sciences rm. A101). More info here. The exhibition examines the history of inclusion […]


Dead & Lost in Detroit: A Graphic Novel by Carl Wilson

February 2, 2022 – May 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – CARL WILSON Carl Wilson’s work has been shown in Detroit’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Hatch Gallery, ShiftSpace Detroit’s Café, and other venues. He has been awarded commissions by The Kresge Foundation and Calvin College and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo as well as a Visual Arts Fellowship from […]


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Theatre Brown Bag Lunch Series

INCOMING AND CURRENT STUDENTS, grab your lunch, come meet our staculty (staff and faculty), and learn cool stuff! The sessions take place on select Fridays at noon in the University Center for the Arts (UCA) Conference Room. 2021-2022 Topics: September 10: Student Advisory Council Meet and Greet with theatre faculty and staff September 24: Get […]


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Body Speak

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Cayla Bellamy, Bassoon

With Jooyeon Chang, Piano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; and Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet In this program of “Lines and Loops,” faculty artist Cayla Bellamy, alongside faculty artist Jooyeon Chang and woodwind colleagues Michelle Stanley and Wesley Ferreira, explores repertoire inspired by circles, bends, arcs, and journeys. This recital includes theoretical lines of early unaccompanied Baroque works and […]



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Spring 2022 Visit and Audition Days (in-person and online options)

Annual visit and audition experience.


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Classical Convergence Concert: Kronos Quartet

For over 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello)—has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, […]



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Fall 2022 Start: Music Audition/Interview Day #4


Flowers in front of UCA

Fall 2022 Start: Music Audition/Interview Day #3


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: The Concerto Competition Returns!

After two years, one of the most exciting nights on the calendar returns — our annual concerto competition. Three competitors from across CSU Music compete for the coveted title. Also on the program is Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1. Student competitors include: Natalie Morris performing Clarinet Concerto No.2 in E-flat major, Op.74 by Carl Maria von […]


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Guest Artist: Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet

The Blue Ridge Trombone Quartet performs a variety of works for trombone quartet, including standard repertoire, arrangements done by the group’s members, and new works commissioned specifically for the quartet. The group was formed in 2012 and has performed across the country at numerous colleges, universities and music conferences. The members of the Blue Ridge […]


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Wind Symphony Concert

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Stanley Curtis, Trumpet

Mooched Mozart A Trumpet Recital of music all stolen from W.A. Mozart, performed by CSU trumpet professor, Dr. Stanley Curtis.


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She Kills Monsters  by Qui Nguyen 

Directed by Wesley Longacre  February 25, 26, March 3, 4, 5, 7:30 p.m.; matinees February 26, and March 6, 2 p.m., Studio Theatre The creation of Vietnamese American playwright and self-proclaimed geek, Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters  is the story of Agnes, who,  after the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, plays a  Dungeons & Dragons  module […]


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Concert Orchestra Concert Be Our Guest

With the Kinard Middle School Orchestra and Pablo Hernandez, Oboe   The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance welcomes the Kinard Middle School Orchestra, conducted by Leanne Griffey, to perform on the concert as they prepare to play for the National Conference of the American String Teachers Association being held in Atlanta in March.  Following their performance, […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Tiffany Blake, Soprano

With faculty guest artist, Tim Burns, Piano Faculty artists Tiffany Blake and Tim Burns present a variety of musical settings of Shakespeare’s works including the rarely performed, highly dramatic monologue “Lady MacBeth” by American composer Thomas Pasatieri. The concert concludes with the colorful chamber ensemble orchestration of Dominic Argento’s “Six Elizabethan Songs.” 


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Voice Area Recital #1

Enjoy a program of art songs and arias from CSU voice students.


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Symphonic Band: Excursions

A concert featuring wind music and composers from all over the world, including Jess Turner and Aaron Copland. Come take a trip around the world in 40 minutes with the CSU Symphonic Band!


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Jazz Ensembles Concert: Duke and the Disciples

Presented In-person and via Livestream Join the Jazz Ensembles I and II as they present an evening of compelling swing! Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Will Swindler, features music by the great Duke Ellington, as well as three later jazz composers who took influence from the Duke: Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, and Thad Jones. This concert will […]


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Classical Convergence Concert: TAKE3

With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. Known for their infectious and down-to-earth onstage personalities, this group leaves their indelible mark on captivated crowds around the country, performing their arrangements of top pop hits, Americana, […]


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Concert Band Concert

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Duo Francois

The Duo Francois, comprised of violinist Ron Francois and pianist Silvana Santinelli, is premiering a newly commissioned piece by Juno award-winning Canadian composer Andrew Paul MacDonald. The piece, entitled “Vault, Veil and Veer” Op.95, is Mac Donald’s fifth sonata for violin and piano.  “MacDonald’s fascination with alliteration are the starting point for what is an amazing piece of music,” said Francois, […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet

This concert will be presented in-person and via livestream. New American Clarinet Flavors With Tim Burns, Piano A pinch of salt, sprinkled with spirit, and topped with a generous dash of sugar — faculty artist Wesley Ferreira really cooks in a recital marinated in Americana. The program, performed with faculty artist Tim Burns, features new […]


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Wind Symphony Concert

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Virtuoso Series Concert: Drew Leslie, Trombone

An Evening of New Recital Pieces for the Trombone Faculty artist Drew Leslie presents an evening of exciting new pieces written to feature the trombone in a recital setting. The program includes Colorado premieres of several works, including “Secure. Contain. Protect.” by Composition Professor James David, “Song of Survival” by Susan Mutter and “Nostos” for trombone […]



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Virtuoso Series Concert: Faculty Chamber Music Spring 2022 #1

Presented in-person and via livestream With Nicole Asel, Mezzo Soprano; Margaret Miller, Viola; Tim Burns, Piano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Barbara Thiem, Cello; Jooyeon Chang, Piano; Pablo Hernandez, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; John McGuire, Horn; and Cayla Bellamy, Bassoon; Stanley Curtis, Trumpet; Drew Leslie, Trombone; Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar   This rendition of the popular faculty recitals includes […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Joel Bacon, Organ

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Flute Studio Recital / FREE

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Così fan tutte, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Presented by the Ralph Opera Program in Italian with English supertitles Enjoy Mozart’s rollicking farce of naive young love tested by a jaded bachelor, a scheming servant, and lovers in disguise.


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Woodwind Chamber Recital #1 / FREE

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Classical Convergence Concert: Borromeo String Quartet

Each visionary performance of the award-winning Borromeo String Quartet strengthens and deepens its reputation as one of the most important ensembles of our time. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the ensemble has been hailed for […]


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Keyboard Studio Recital / FREE

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Horn Studio Recital / FREE

Students from the studio of Dr. John McGuire present classic and modern literature for horn.


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Woodwind Chamber Recital #2 / FREE

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Trombone Studio Recital / FREE

The members of the trombone studio, under the instruction of Dr. Drew Leslie, present a recital with a variety of solos and chamber ensembles.


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Guitar Studio Recital / FREE

Presented in-person (Livestream will not be available for this concert)  The guitar studio of Jeff LaQuatra presents a recital featuring chamber music and solo performances of contemporary works, as well as arrangements of standard classical repertoire. 


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Guest Artist: Rachel Priday, Piano

Presented in-person (Livestream will not be available for this concert) Time TBD Violinist Rachel Lee Priday (PRY-day) is a passionate and inquisitive explorer in all her musical ventures, in search of contemporary relevance when performing the standard violin repertoire, and in discovering and commissioning new works. Her wide-ranging repertoire and eclectic programming reflect a deep […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Peter Sommer, Saxophone

CSU Faculty Peter Sommer and Tim Burns present an evening of saxophone music by German and Czech composers, including music written for the alto saxophone by Paul Hindemith and Erwin Schulhoff, as well as a transcription of Franz Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. A little something for everyone, including romanticism, modernism, and a touch of early jazz!


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Megan Lanz, Flute

Presented in-person (Livestream will not be available for this concert) Modernized Americana In this program, Colorado State University flute faculty Megan Lanz, with piano faculty Jooyeon Chang and bassoon professor Cayla Bellamy, present a modernized narrative of 21st century American music. This multiculturally-inclusive program celebrates the inspiring and intersecting variety of social and cultural influences […]


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Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Presented in-person (Livestream will not be available for this concert) Students from the studios of Cayla Bellamy, Wesley Ferreira, Pablo Hernandez, Peter Sommer, and Michelle Stanley perform chamber works for bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone.


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Jazz Combos Concert

Presented In-person and via Livestream Lead by new CSU Jazz faculty members Dr. Seth Lewis and Dr. Peter Stoltzman, the combos present an evening of standard jazz repertoire and fresh compositions from the students and other modern jazz composers.


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Spring Dance Concert

Join us as we celebrate our return to live dance performances with artistic and theatrical creations by CSU Dance faculty, Judy Bejarano, Chung-Fu Chang, and Madeline Harvey. Student choreographed selections will be featured as well as the work of internationally revered choreographer and guest artist, Thomas Vincent.


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Virtuoso Series Concert: Faculty Chamber Music Spring 2022 #2

Presented in-person and via livestream With Ron Francois, Violin; John McGuire, Horn; Tim Burns, Piano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Cayla Bellamy, Bassoon; Tiffany Blake, soprano; and Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar  For the second faculty chamber music concert of the semester the program includes Johannes Brahms’ Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 for violin, horn, and piano; […]


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Trumpet Studio Recital / FREE

Solos and Chamber Music presented by members of the CSU Trumpet Studio.


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Student Chamber Music Recital / FREE

Presented in-person (Livestream will not be available for this concert) Please check back, we will update as soon as a description is made available!


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Wind Symphony Concert

Ty Huey, master’s piano student, performs with the ensemble on George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Grad Matt Kasper, graduate conducting student leads the band on Bohemian Revelry by Adam Gob, and faculty composer Dr. Jim David’s new piece Call to Commitment by faculty composer Dr. James David is also on the program. An entertaining and highly […]


Choir Holiday Spectacular

Chamber Choir

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The Rocky Horror Show  by Richard O’Brien 

Directed by Noah Racey; Vocal Coaching by Patty Goble  April 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on April 24, and May 1, 2 p.m., University Theatre  A camp tribute to 1930s B movies, Richard O’Brien’s  The Rocky Horror Show  is a cult classic of counterculture and sexual liberation. Brad and Janet find themselves entangled in […]


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Bassoon Studio Recital / FREE

Students of the Colorado State bassoon studio, under the instruction and side-by-side in performance with Dr. Cayla Bellamy, present an evening of bassoon in solo, accompanied, and chamber music settings spanning compositions from the 1800s to present day.


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Guest Artist: Sympatico Percussion Group

Sympatico Percussion Group (Scott Herring, Joseph Krygier, Johnny Mendoza, Christopher Norton, Susan Powell) creates programs with entertainment and intrigue, virtuosity and poignancy, and appealing melodies and vibrant rhythms from around the world. Their diverse and eclectic repertoire includes rudimental drumming, ragtime xylophone, pop transcriptions and wonderfully uncategorized original compositions that embrace global streams of contemporary […]


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Graduate String Quartet Recital

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Jazz Ensembles Concert: With guest artist Gabriel Mervine, Trumpet 

Presented In-person and via Livestream Jazz Ensembles I and II return for another exciting concert this semester! Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Wil Swindler, features one of the top jazz trumpet players in Colorado — Gabriel Mervine. He has performed with Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Roberta Gambarini, the Motet, […]


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Voice Area Recital #2 / FREE

Presented in-person (Livestream will not be available for this concert) Enjoy a program of art songs and arias from CSU voice students.


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Symphonic Band: Mother Earth

A concert in celebration of planet Earth. Featuring the music of Kevin Day, Shelley Hanson, David Maslanka, Sally Lamb McCune, and Frank Ticheli.


MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022

April 29, 2022 – July 31, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – The annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program in the visual arts that fosters individual research and creative studio practice. Students in the program focus on a particular area of study and complete a mature body of work in their chosen field – artwork is situated within the discourse […]


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Percussion Ensemble Festival Concert / FREE

Presented in-person and via livestream The CSU Percussion Ensemble will perform its annual spring concert, encompassing an eclectic mix of percussion instruments from around the world.


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2022 Percussion Ensemble Festival


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Concert Orchestra Concert

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Spooky Space Jam Festival: A Celebration of Clarinet and Composer Jonathan Russell

The 2022 Clarinet Composers Festival, titled “Spooky Space Jam” is a three-day celebration of the clarinet compositions of composer Jonathan Russell. All varied and unique, Dr. Wesley Ferreira and the Colorado State University Clarinet Studio will perform selected works from Russell’s repertoire. The festival begins on Thursday, May 5 with faculty artists Wesley Ferreira and Barbara […]


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert:A Fabled Night

The CSU Symphony ends our return season with two grand pieces for orchestra with large percussion section: Revueltas The Night of the Mayas and Ravel’s seductive second suite from the ballet Daphnis and Chloe.


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Spring Dance Capstone Concert

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World Percussion Ensemble: Percussion in the Americas!

North America is represented by our Civil War-era rope drum ensemble, while the roaring twenties and thirties by our ragtime xylophone band. South America is represented in our Mexican marimba band and Steel drum ensembles. An eclectic and fun concert with a variety of percussion instruments and styles! 



A group of kids take a bow at the end of their performance during Kids Do It All summer music-theatre camp at CSU

Kids Do it All: Summer Theatre Camp — Session #1


A group of kids take a bow at the end of their performance during Kids Do It All summer music-theatre camp at CSU

Kids Do it All: Summer Theatre Camp — Session #2


A group of kids take a bow at the end of their performance during Kids Do It All summer music-theatre camp at CSU

Kids Do it All: Summer Theatre Camp — Session #3



A group of kids take a bow at the end of their performance during Kids Do It All summer music-theatre camp at CSU

Kids Do it All: Summer Theatre Camp — Session #4


A group of kids take a bow at the end of their performance during Kids Do It All summer music-theatre camp at CSU

Kids Do it All: Summer Theatre Camp — Session #5



A group of kids take a bow at the end of their performance during Kids Do It All summer music-theatre camp at CSU

Kids Do it All: Summer Theatre Camp — Session #6