Events

Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

January 21, 2020 – April 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Griffin Foundation Gallery This traveling exhibition offers a new and insightful look at modernism in interwar Europe. The exhibition focuses on the influential but short-lived artistic group known as Cercle et Carré (Circle and Square), founded by Michel Seuphor, Joaquín Torres-García, and Pierre Daura in 1929. Based in Paris, the international group of more than […]


2020 CMEA — CSU Faculty Sessions and Performances

WEDNESDAY Margaret Miller  Your First Year in Music School: Strategies for success! Wednesday, January 22, 8:40 a.m., Broadmoor Hall F  Michelle Stanley  GPS for the Body: Student edition  Wednesday, January 22, 9:40 a.m., Broadmoor Hall C Stanley Curtis  How to Win a Position in a Military Band Wednesday, January 22, 10:40 a.m., Broadmoor Hall A […]


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. […]


John McGuire

Virtuoso Series Concert, John McGuire, Horn

Lines at Dusk With Tim Burns, Piano; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; and Brian Jack, Bassoon Celebrating the release of his new album “Lines at Dusk,” faculty artist John McGuire is joined onstage by pianist Tim Burns to perform pieces from the album, as well as favorites from the horn repertoire. The recital concludes […]


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Survivance

January 28, 2020 – September 5, 2020 @ 12:00 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 […]


Joshua Bell

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 […]


Middle School Outreach Ensemble band performs in Griffin Concert Hall

2020 MSOE — Middle School Outreach Ensemble


Boris Allakhvergyan

Guest Artist Concert, Boris Allakhverdyan, Clarinet / FREE

With Wesley Ferreira and Sergei Vassiliev, Clarinet Clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan is principal clarinet at the Los Angeles Philharmonic; former positions include principal of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York and associate principal of the Kansas City Symphony. His playing has been described as “miraculous,” “superlative,” and “elegant and lyrical” by the New York Classical […]


GA Matthew Zalkind

Guest Artist Concert, Matthew Zalkind, Cello / FREE

Praised for his “impressive refinement, eloquent phrasing, and singing tone,” (The New York Times) American cellist Matthew Zalkind has performed world-wide as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. The solo program includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, and Zoltán Kodály’s famous Sonata for Cello Solo op. 8. As a former […]


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. […]


2020 Audition Days

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


CSU Center for the Arts

2020 Music Audition Day

January 18, and February 1, 22, 29 Music Audition Days are for students wishing to pursue an undergraduate music major or minor degree at CSU. Auditions simultaneously function as admission consideration, as well as scholarship consideration, through the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Registration required: music.colostate.edu/admissions or contact SMTD@colostate.edu.


If and When

Guest Artist Concert, If + When / FREE

If + When is a modern performance ensemble based in Denver, Colorado. With a variety of musical experience and influence, Kevin Keith and Ben Yats’ programs feature visual theatrics, spoken word, improvisation, and world influences. The two hold degrees from Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the Lamont School of Music. The duo’s current […]


GA Kauffman

Guest Artist Concert, Mindy Kauffman, Flute/Piccolo / FREE

Mindy Kaufman joined the New York Philharmonic as flute and solo piccolo in 1979 after receiving a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with James Galway. Ms. Kaufman gives masterclasses around the world, and has taught at Columbia University, Mannes Prep, and Juilliard Pre-College. She’s recorded with the Metropolis Ensemble, New […]


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: Concerto Competition and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5

Concerto Competition and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5 Always a signature event, the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, becomes the accompaniment for three outstanding student soloists. In addition, Antonin Dvorak is best known for his later symphonies, but his earlier works show us the blossoming artist he was becoming. His fifth symphony still has […]


Vernissage (Preview Reception) Simple Truths: Still Life Paintings by Pierre Daura and Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Please join us to celebrate the exhibitions Simple Truths: Still Paintings by Pierre Daura, and Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art, with a reception on Friday, February 7, at 5 p.m. in the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL RSVP  


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.


Simple Truths: Still Life Paintings by Pierre Daura

February 8, 2020 – May 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –   This exhibition celebrates a recent gift of works by Pierre Daura (1896–1976, in Catalan: Pere Francesc Daura i Garcia) and compliments the concurrent exhibition Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art. Daura co-founded the Cercle et Carré group in 1928–29 with the Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García and the Belgian poet and […]


CSU Center for the Arts

Colorado Symphony at Colorado State: Beethoven 2020

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of iconic composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, and your Colorado Symphony embarks on a year-long celebration, performing over two dozen concerts and events across the state of Colorado. Join us in Griffin Concert Hall as a small ensemble of musicians from the Colorado Symphony curate an intimate evening for their […]


John Carlo Pierce

Virtuoso Series Concert, John Carlo Pierce, Tenor

With Joel Bacon, Piano Faculty artists John Carlo Pierce and Joel Bacon present an eclectic program of works for voice and piano. Featured on the program are five songs by Wintter Watts, recently recorded by the duo and included on their forthcoming CD. The first half of the program is devoted to German composers Ludwig […]


Jason Vieaux

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 […]


Cabaret, a musical by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, 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 […]


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.


2020 Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony: Graduate Conductor Concert #1

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Rebecca Phillips, is the premier concert band, performing the finest literature of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with a flexible instrumentation that includes as few as eight or as many as seventy-five players. Membership, determined each semester by a blind audition, includes the most accomplished graduate and undergraduate music students […]


music in the museum

Music in the Museum Concert Series

February 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. RESERVE YOUR SEAT Registration closes 1 hour before the […]


music in the museum

Music in the Museum Concert Series

February 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. RESERVE YOUR SEAT Registration closes 1 hour before the […]


Masterclass: André Megerdichian

André Megerdichian performed with the José Limón Dance Company, Dance Kaleidoscope, Janis Brenner and Dancers, The Mary Anthony Dance Theatre, Soundance Repertory Company, Reidel Dance Theatre, Daniel Charon, and Sean Curran. He served on the faculty at the Duncan Center Conservatory in Prague Czech, Republic, The Limón Institute in New York City, and the University […]


CSU Center for the Arts

2020 Music Audition Day

January 18, and February 1, 22, 29 Music Audition Days are for students wishing to pursue an undergraduate music major or minor degree at CSU. Auditions simultaneously function as admission consideration, as well as scholarship consideration, through the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Registration required: music.colostate.edu/admissions or contact SMTD@colostate.edu.


Concert Orchestra

Concert Orchestra Concert: American Idols / FREE

American Idols With Jessica Warner, English Horn; and Stanley Curtis, Trumpet The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs the music of three “American Idols”—Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, and John Corigliano. Faculty artists Jessica Warner, English horn, and Stanley Curtis, trumpet, play Copland’s “Quiet City.” The program opens with “Voyage” by John Corigliano, and concludes […]


Stanley Curtis

Virtuoso Series Concert, Stanley Curtis, Trumpet

With Tim Burns, Piano; Bryan Wallick, Piano; Jessica Warner, Oboe; John McGuire, Horn; Drew Leslie, Trombone; and Michael Hamilton, Percussion Faculty artist Stanley Curtis presents a recital of new music that he composed, alongside works by recent graduate student Kevin Poelking, and CSU composition professor James David, as well as Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City,” and […]


Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert: Traveler

Traveler Using music and the power of the imagination, the Symphonic Band, under the direction of T. André Feagin, explores contemporary works for wind band that capture culture and place them in a time in which they no longer exist. The ensemble presents the works of Ron Nelson, John Williams, Luis Serrano Alarcón, Dwyane Milburn, […]


"Every Good Boy Deserves Favor" at Colorado State University

Sinfonia Concert: Beethoven at 250!

Beethoven at 250! With Tiffany Blake Oliver, Soprano; and Noah Racey, Narrator CSU begins its Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration with the Sinfonia, CSU’s most intimate orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney. The chamber ensemble performs the impishly frenetic Symphony No. 4, and the evening concludes with the incidental music from the play Egmont: the overture being […]


Curator Talk: Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art

February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Museum director and curator of the exhibition, Dr. Lynn Boland, will give a gallery talk about the history of the Cercle et Carré group and the significance of its artists’ work. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL


Concert Band

Concert Band Concert: Folkloric / FREE

Folkloric Join the Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, for a celebration of folk music from around the world! At once deep and whimsical, the program features a tour-de-force of music from Scotland, France, the Czech Republic, Japan, and beyond. “We are all standing on the musical shoulders of the musical traditions passed down to […]


CSU Center for the Arts

2020 Music Audition Day

January 18, and February 1, 22, 29 Music Audition Days are for students wishing to pursue an undergraduate music major or minor degree at CSU. Auditions simultaneously function as admission consideration, as well as scholarship consideration, through the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Registration required: music.colostate.edu/admissions or contact SMTD@colostate.edu.


2020 Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony: Graduate Conductor Concert #2

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Rebecca Phillips, is the premier concert band, performing the finest literature of yesterday, today, and tomorrow with a flexible instrumentation that includes as few as eight or as many as seventy-five players. Membership, determined each semester by a blind audition, includes the most accomplished graduate and undergraduate music students […]


Mendelssohn Trio

Virtuoso Series Concert, Mendelssohn Trio

The Mendelssohn Trio with members Barbara Thiem on cello, Erik Peterson on violin, and Theodor Lichmann on piano, has been in residence at CSU for a number of years. In addition to coaching student chamber music ensembles, the trio presents a program each spring, this year playing Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio op. 1, Antonin Dvorak’s […]


Masterclass: Pilobolus

Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy, and strength—continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines, and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world through performance, education, and creative consultation. Registration required: dance.colostate.edu Time: TBA


Jackie Glazier

Guest Artist Concert, Jackie Glazier, Clarinet / FREE

Hailed for her “robust playing and virtuosic performance,” (San Diego Tribune) and “beautiful and clear tone,” (The Clarinet Magazine) Jackie Glazier is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, pedagogue, and advocate of new music. She is assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Ms. Glazier has performed […]


Jazz Ensembles Concert

Jazz Ensembles Concert: Spotlight on Ernie Wilkins

Spotlight on Ernie Wilkins Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Wil Swindler, presents an evening featuring the utterly compelling romp that is the music of Ernie Wilkins. Wilkins may not be a household name, but he was truly one of the jazz greats, noteworthy for his exciting and varied arrangements and compositions. As a saxophonist, Wilkins […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Katie Bever, Voice / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Hailey Simmons, Viola / FREE


Family Day

March 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – Designed for children age 5-12, this free, drop-in program includes gallery activities and an art project led by CSU Art Education faculty and students.


Chamber Concert Choir

Chamber and Concert Choir Concert

With CSU Sinfonia; and Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar The Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, presents J.S. Bach’s glorious Magnificat with the CSU Sinfonia. This festive and immensely popular work is written for five-part chorus, soloists, and orchestra. Although more concise than his other monumental works such as St. Matthew Passion or Mass in B minor, […]


Duo Francois

Virtuoso Series Concert, Duo Francois, Violin

The Duo Francois—comprised of faculty artist Ron Francois, violin; with Silvana Santinelli, piano—presents a few gems of the violin and piano repertoire. The program features the captivating Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 by Edvard Grieg and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ hauntingly beautiful “The Lark Ascending.” “There’s something for everyone in this concert. Energetic, […]


GA Graham Winterreise

Guest Artist Concert, Graham Anduri, Baritone and Adam Kluck, Pianist / FREE

Schubert’s Winterreise: A Hero’s Winter Journey Graham Anduri and Adam Kluck perform a staged presentation of Franz Schubert’s masterpiece song cycle, “Winterreise.” Often depicted as the main character’s descent into depression, and eventually death, the two give a different portrayal. Subtitled “A Hero’s Winter Journey,” the Wanderer is representative of all humanity, and follows the […]


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 […]


Bach and Coltrane

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 […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Maxwell Heavner, Trumpet / FREE


Jung Woo Kim

Guest Artist Concert, Jungwoo Kim, Baritone, and Mutsumi Moteki, Piano / FREE

Art Songs of East Asia Jungwoo Kim (Hope College) and Mutsumi Moteki (University of Colorado Boulder) perform a recital of rarely performed songs from the East Asian coastline. Lyric baritone JungWoo Kim is an active opera singer, concert soloist, and recitalist, performing throughout U.S., South America, and South Korea. His extensive repertoire includes opera and […]


music in the museum

Music in the Museum Concert Series

March 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. RESERVE YOUR SEAT Registration closes 1 hour before the […]


music in the museum

Music in the Museum Concert Series

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. RESERVE YOUR SEAT Registration closes 1 hour before the […]


Critic & Artist Residency Series: Luciano Chessa, Cromelech

March 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – A program of futuristic music, poetry, art, and their context, by acclaimed scholar, composer, and performer, Dr. Luciano Chessa.   Reception follows in the museum Free and open to all  


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Mitchel Smith, Cello / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Amanda Scholz, Voice / FREE


Colorado AES Eurhythmics 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 […]


Drew Leslie

Virtuoso Series Concert, Drew Leslie, Trombone

Creating Imagery Through Music With Tim Burns, Piano; and Myron Peterson, Trombone Faculty artists Drew Leslie and Tim Burns, along with graduate student Myron Peterson, present an evening of trombone works from a variety of time periods and featuring a variety of styles. These pieces invoke strong imagery in the listener’s mind through the melodies […]


University Chorus Concert

University Chorus Concert / FREE

Join the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast, for an eclectic evening of choral music from classical to contemporary.


Pirates

The Pirates of Penzance, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W.S. Gilbert, Directed by Tiffany Blake; Conducted by Wes Kenney

Satire, melodrama, and crazy high jinx come to the Griffin Concert Hall stage as students from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance collaborate on Gilbert and Sullivan’s gem The Pirates of Penzance.


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Garret Durie, Viola / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Kevin Rosenberger, Saxophone / FREE


Air Force Polaris Winds Reed Quintet

Guest Artist Concert, The U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Polaris Winds Reed Quintet / FREE

For more than 60 years, the Academy Band has used the power of music to honor our nation’s heroes, inspire Air Force personnel and the nation they serve, produce innovative musical programs and products, and communicate Air Force excellence to millions around the world. The United States Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs presents […]


Air Force Polaris Winds Reed Quintet

Masterclass: The U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Polaris Winds Reed Quintet

The U.S. Air Force Polaris Reed Quintet works with students in a masterclass and discuss working as a musician in the U.S. armed services. Room 158


Air Force Polaris Winds Reed Quintet

Masterclass: The U.S. Air Force Academy Band’s Polaris Winds Reed Quintet

The US Air Force Polaris Reed Quintet works with students in a masterclass and discuss working as a musician in the U.S. armed services. The class is free and open to public observation. Contact: Wesley.Ferreira@colostate.edu


Faculty Chamber Music

Virtuoso Series Concert, Faculty Chamber Music

With Tiffany Blake, Soprano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Ron Francois, Violin; Bryan Wallick, Piano; Tim Burns, Piano; Stanley Curtis, Trumpet; Barbara Thiem, Cello; Zo Manfredi, Violin; and Margaret Miller, Viola The popular Faculty Chamber Music concerts are known in the community for tackling unusual music and instrument combinations. The program […]


Trumpet Studio Recital

Trumpet Studio Recital / FREE

A recital presented by brass area students from the studio of Dr. Stanley Curtis, with a portion of the works by guest resident composer, Douglas Hedwig.


Jennifer Montone

Guest Artist Concert, Jennifer Montone, Horn / FREE

Grammy Award winner Jennifer Montone was hailed by the New York Times for her “flawless horn solos… and warm and noble sound.” She is principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra and is on the brass faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She has been a guest artist with the Berlin […]


Lecture: Dr. Lynn Boland “Atonality and Abstraction: Kandinsky’s Constructive Dissonance in Context”

April 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – In conjunction with the exhibition Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art, museum director and curator of the exhibition, Dr. Lynn Boland, will present a lecture on the relationship of art and music during the advent of total abstraction in Europe in the early twentieth century. Focusing on the artist Wassily Kandinsky’s […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Michael Hamilton, Percussion / FREE


Borromeo

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 […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Danny Moore, Percussion / FREE


Masterclass: Hubbard Street Dance

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s core purpose has been to bring artists, art and audiences together to enrich, engage, educate, transform, and change lives through the experience of dance. Under the artistic leadership of Glenn Edgerton and executive leadership of David McDermott, Hubbard Street continues to innovate, supporting ascendant creative talent, while presenting repertory by internationally […]


Christopher Creviston

2020 Rocky Mountain Saxophone Summit

With guest Christopher Creviston, Saxophone The all-ages event features clinics, performances, and masterclasses by professionals and professors from along the Front Range, and features guest artist Dr. Christopher Creviston, faculty at Arizona State University, as well as a performance by students from CSU, UNC, CU, DU, MSU, and UW. Bring your instrument for the opportunity […]


"Every Good Boy Deserves Favor" at Colorado State University

Pre-College Chamber Music Festival Concert / FREE

The region’s best high school string quartets from the pre-college program perform after two days of intense sessions with the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet.


Christopher Creviston

Rocky Mountain Saxophone Summit Potpourri Concert

With guest Christopher Creviston, Saxophone Our fourth time out in this biennial event celebrating Adolphe Sax’s great invention, the Rocky Mountain Saxophone Summit features special guests from along the Front Range, as well as Christopher Creviston, saxophone professor at Arizona State University, and CSU’s own Peter Sommer. Join us for this capstone concert to a […]


Strings

Graduate String Quartet Recital #1/ FREE

The Graduate Quartet Program, now in its eleventh year, has brought graduate students from around the country and Mexico to study at CSU. In the first of two concerts this spring, the students perform works from the chamber music repertoire. “It is always a great pleasure to see the growth of these ensembles in a […]


Woodwind Area Recital

Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by woodwind area student chamber ensembles, under the direction of woodwind and chamber music faculty, features classic and contemporary repertoire.


MIIX

MIIX: multicultural, intersectional, inclusivity exchange

April 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – In the realm of minority representation and social justice efforts, there is still so much that needs to be done in different areas of society. Conversations about feminism, sexual minorities rights, gender, racism, accessibility, xenophobia and other important issues have been ongoing for decades but being aware of the problems is not enough. Whether it’s […]


Trombone Isolated on Gold

Trombone Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by trombone area students from the studio of Dr. Drew Leslie.


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Julia Kallis, Flute / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Cristian Gade, Viola / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Alexis Martinez, Composition / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Ty Huey, Piano / FREE


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!


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Jack Clay, Saxophone / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Carmen Chavez, Flute / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Eric Paricio, Voice


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Ryan Foley, Violin / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Carson Nolting, Tuba / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Katie Knutson, Clarinet / FREE


Ron Miles

Jazz Combos Concert

With guest Ron Miles, Trumpet and Composer The Jazz Combos, directed by Peter Sommer, are joined by master jazz trumpeter, cornetist, and composer Ron Miles for an evening of contemporary jazz and improvisation. Ron Miles has recorded with the Prolific, Capri, Gramavision, and Sterling Circle labels. One of the finest improvisers and composers of his […]


Chamber Ensemble Recital

Chamber Ensemble Recital / FREE

Selected undergraduate ensembles from all areas present a concert of chamber music.


All-Choral Concert

All-Choral Concert

Enjoy selections performed by all three major choral ensembles at CSU—Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, and University Chorus. More than 200 voices join forces in the semester’s culminating choral celebration!


Brass Area Recital

Brass Area Recital / FREE

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


MFA Thesis Exhibition 2020

April 24, 2020 – May 16, 2020 @ 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 […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Maria Gesicki, Voice / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Krystian Salva, Violin / FREE


She Kills Monsters, by Qui Nguyen, Directed by Garrett 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 Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony Concert: Codex Gigas

With James David, Composer; Peter Sommer, Saxophone; Sheridan Loyd, Graduate Student Conductor; and Myron Peterson, Graduate Student Conductor Codex Gigas is a famous medieval manuscript from the 13th century that is the central inspiration to James David’s newest composition, Symphony No. 1. The Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, concludes their 2019-2020 season with a […]


Andy Bliss Percussion Festival

2020 Percussion Ensemble Festival

The eighth annual festival features several Colorado high school ensembles, esteemed guest percussionist Andy Bliss, and the CSU Percussion Ensemble. Guest clinicians work with high school ensembles in master classes and clinics, followed by an evening concert.


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Jerry Su, Clarinet / FREE


Andy Bliss Percussion Festival

Percussion Ensemble Festival Concert / FREE

With guest Andy Bliss, and CSU Percussion Ensemble This traditional percussion concert caps off the eighth annual festival of high school percussion ensembles. Featuring special guest Andy Bliss, this will be a high energy presentation of contemporary percussion music. Andy Bliss is a solo artist, conductor, curator, and educator who maintains a dynamic, international career […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Mariah Baechle, Clarinet / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Zachary Franklin, Clarinet / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Peter McCarty, Trombone / FREE


Tiffany Blake

Virtuoso Series Concert, Tiffany Blake, Soprano

With Chris Crans, Piano A recital of art songs presented by faculty artists Dr. Tiffany Blake and Dr. Chris Crans.


music in the museum

Music in the Museum Concert Series

April 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. RESERVE YOUR SEAT Registration closes 1 hour before the […]


music in the museum

Music in the Museum Concert Series

April 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. RESERVE YOUR SEAT Registration closes 1 hour before the […]


The CSU Jazz Ensembles in rehearsal

Jazz Ensembles Concert: Jazz Ahead of its Time

Throughout the history and development of Jazz as an art form, there have been musicians and composers that were ahead of their time, creating music unlike any that had come before. Sometimes entire new genres sprang from these firebrands—sometimes their music laid subtle foreshadowing for something that wouldn’t be fully realized for decades. Jazz Ensemble […]


Voice Area Recital

Voice Area Recital / FREE

A recital of art songs and arias presented by the voice area students from the studios of Dr. Nicole Asel, Dr. Tiffany Blake, and Dr. John Pierce.


Africa & Ale

Africa & Ale

April 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art is excited to host The Africa Center’s 6th annual Africa & Ale! RSVP required (rsvp coming soon; please check back) All are welcome (21+) Join us for a network and community building event to discuss issues of sustainability in Africa while tasting African-style beers created by local breweries. This […]


Guitar Area Recital

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.


MFA Speaks

April 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – MFA candidates in the Department of Art and Art History–Samuel Dong Saul (graphic design), Lauren Faherty (sculpture), Jasmine Holmes (drawing), Jacob Jaso (fibers), Janine Thornton (fibers), Isaac Trujillo (printmaking)–present brief artist talks followed by a panel discussion moderated by museum director, Lynn Boland. Free and open to all


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Samantha Brewer, Voice / FREE


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.


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: Stories from the Old Lands: Richard Strauss, Smetana, and Debussy

With Barbara Thiem, Cello; Margaret Miller, Viola; Women from Concert Choir (Nathan Payant, Director) Join the University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, on the legendary adventures of Don Quixote, as envisioned by Richard Strauss. Faculty artists Barbara Thiem and Margaret Miller join the orchestra in the roles of the wayward knight and the faithful […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Haley Voss, Voice / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Bridget Perez, Voice / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Lauren Bumgarner, Voice / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Chelsea Lajoye, Voice / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Nancy Hernandez, Violin / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Shengyu Cao, Viola / FREE


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Student Recital: Sarah Foss, Percussion / FREE


Concert Band Concert: The Spirit of CSU / FREE

The Spirit of CSU The Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs music representing each college in the University. The program is full of life and reflective of the many achievements of the past, and the stalwart commitment to visions for the future. The band has students representing every college and the music pays tribute […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Zachary Van Hook, Percussion / FREE


Graduate String Quartet Recital

Graduate String Quartet Recital #2 / FREE

In the second of two concerts this semester, the students perform works from the chamber music repertoire.


Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert: Con*nec*tion

Con*nec*tion Robert Schumann once said that music owes as much to Johann Sebastian Bach as religion to its founder. It is in this idea that J.S. Bach serves as the nucleus for the Symphonic Band’s final concert of the academic year titled “Con•nec•tion.” The ensemble, under the direction of T. André Feagin, explores a program […]


Violin Studio Recital

Violin Studio Recital / FREE

A recital presented by students from the studios of Dr. Ron Francois features repertoire from the standard literature.


Student Art Sale

May 6, 2020 – May 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art will host the Student Art Sale on Wednesday, May 6 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Thursday, May 7, (10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.) 2020 in collaboration with the CSU Fiber, Metalsmithing, Pottery & Printmaking Guilds. This is your chance to pick up some beautifully-crafted and locally-made ceramics, jewelry, […]


Concert Orchaestra

Concert Orchestra Concert: Flights of Fancy / FREE

Flights of Fancy With Ron Francois, Violin The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs music inspired by birds—whether in flight or flapping their wings around the barnyard! The program features faculty artist Ron Francois performing Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending.” The concert opens with “Of Glorious Plumage” by Richard Meyer, led by graduate conducting […]


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Derek Summers, Percussion / FREE


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.


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Matt Hauser, Percussion / FREE


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Chanjing Noh, Choral


UCA at CSU

Student Recital: Regan DeRossett, Viola / FREE


Act. Shorts in the Museum

May 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Part of ACT Year-Round, this program is presented in partnership with the ACT. Human Rights Film Festival. Program coming soon Free and open to all, but RSVP Required (rsvp link coming soon; please check back)


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Rock Band Performance

Join the TH 264 Lighting Design I class and professor Price Johnston as they showcase a unique approach to teaching lighting, sound, and projection design by utilizing Harmonix’s video game, Rock Band. See how the article “How I Did That: Rock and Load with Rock Band,” (Live Design Magazine) has spawned scores of universities across […]


Percussion professor Eric Hollenbeck shows students how to hold mallets

2020 Percussion Camp

Instruction for high school students on mallets, timpani, snare drum, and drum set, and preparing/auditioning for acceptance as a collegiate music major. Contact: Eric.Hollenbeck@colostate.edu


2019 Drum Major and Leadership Institute students

2020 Drum Major and Leadership Institute

The Institute is designed to train high school drum majors and section leaders in the areas of peer mentorship, visual technique instruction, music performance techniques, conflict resolution, and conducting.


2020 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp — Session 1

6 one-week sessions for 2020: June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25 Day camp leads youth (ages 7-12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Debbie.Swann@colostate.edu


The logo for the 2018 Jr. LIFT clarinet academy

2020 Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy

Action-packed five-day journey designed for students ages 12-17 who are seeking to expand their clarinet study within a supportive and engaging musical environment.


Education in motion class

CSU Dance EDUCATION IN MOTION: Professional Development Seminar for preK-12 Educators

With guest Stephanie Milling, Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Head of Dance Education, University of South Carolina. Join leading Dance/Movement Educators and Education Specialists to explore strategies and tools to integrate movement at all levels of learning in preK-12 classrooms. Registration required. Contact: Lisa.Morgan@colostate.edu


2020 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp — Session 2

6 one-week sessions for 2020: June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25 Day camp leads youth (ages 7-12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Debbie.Swann@colostate.edu


The logo for the 2018 LIFT clarinet academy

2020 LIFT Clarinet Academy

Unique focus on the musical, technical, and artistic goals of each adult participant. Through planning prior to the academy, individualized programs ensure a musical boost for each student.


2020 Eurhythmics for the School Music Classroom

Teaching the relationship between movement and music, the college-level course engages the entire being; facilitating the spirit of play in a discovery-based, imaginative fashion, analysis and theory follow practice. Contact: Bonnie.Jacobi@colostate.edu


2020 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp — Session 3

6 one-week sessions for 2020: June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25 Day camp leads youth (ages 7-12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Debbie.Swann@colostate.edu


2020 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp — Session 4

6 one-week sessions for 2020: June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25 Day camp leads youth (ages 7-12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Debbie.Swann@colostate.edu


2020 Colorado Kodály Institutue



2020 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp — Session 5

6 one-week sessions for 2020: June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25 Day camp leads youth (ages 7-12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Debbie.Swann@colostate.edu


Conducting Seminar Final Concert

The seminar continues its fun tradition of presenting a delightful concert version of a popular operetta or Broadway musical. The project serves as the master’s thesis for working music educators from around the world who participate in the Summer Conducting Seminar for three consecutive summers.


2020 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp — Session 6

6 one-week sessions for 2020: June 8-13, June 15-20, June 22-27, July 6-11, July 13-18, July 20-25 Day camp leads youth (ages 7-12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students. Contact: Debbie.Swann@colostate.edu


Kodaly Choir

Colorado Kodály Institute Choir Concert / FREE

As the finale to the Colorado Kodály Institute Summer Seminar, enjoy a performance by the graduate students, followed by a brief certificate ceremony celebrating levels students who have satisfactorily completed their work. Alumni of the institute will be invited onstage to sing the final song.


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, […]


Dalcroze skipping outside

2020 National American Eurhythmics 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.