Events

2019 Trying on Teaching

We believe that the best way to train music teachers is to provide authentic teaching opportunities while engaging in a community of reflective practitioners. Additionally, we believe in creating a space for the discussion and application of many contemporary approaches relevant to music education while remaining informed by the excellent traditions that have made music education strong in America over the last two centuries. As community of passionate, well-prepared teachers, this opportunity serves to grow the next generation of great music educators to serve students in our public schools.


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Off Kilter on Point: Art of the ’60s from the Permanent Collection

January 22, 2019 – April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Drawing on the museum’s longstanding strength in 20th-century art of the United States and Europe and including long-time visitor favorites and recent acquisitions, Off Kilter, On Point: Art of the 1960s from the Permanent Collection highlights the depth and breadth of artworks in the permanent collection of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. The exhibition […]


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Masterclass: Dying Swan workshop with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo’s Ballet master, Raffaele Morra

The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company. Raffaele Morra is Les Ballets Trockadero’s Ballet Master, teaching artist, and a dancer. He began his studies in classical ballet in his hometown of Fossano Italy in 1986, becoming a member of the “Compagnia di Danza del Teatro Nuovo” in 1994, and joining the Trockadero in 2001. With […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Jaca Duo

Jaca is comprised of CSU faculty artist Wesley Ferreira, clarinet, and guitarist Jaxon Williams. Their virtuosic, engaging and memorable artistic concerts aim to stimulate emotion, inspire imagination, and bridge cultural divides with audiences. With a strong leaning towards performing “the music of the people,” Jaca works to champion innovation by redefining the parameters of non-traditional […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Margaret Miller, Viola

With Tim Burns, Piano CSU faculty artists Margaret Miller and Tim Burns perform Fantaisie by Helene Fleury, the Cadenza for Solo Viola by Krzysztof Pendereck, and the Sonata in E flat major for Viola and Piano, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms. “I enjoy revisiting familiar works as well as new ones, and this program has all of that,” exclaims Miller.


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2019 Middle School Outreach Ensemble (MSOE)

Since 2014, the Middle School Outreach Ensembles @CSU has provided an inspirational large ensemble experience in addition to the great instruction that students receive in their middle school band and orchestra programs.


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Gallery Talk: Art of the 1960s

January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – In conjunction with the exhibition Off Kilter, On Point: Art of the 1960s from the Permanent Collection, museum director and exhibition curator Lynn Boland discusses styles and strategies of works on view and how they reflect their time. The talk will be followed by a screening of documentary footage from Pop artists’ visits to CSU, […]


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TO SURVIVE ON THIS SHORE: PHOTOGRAPHS AND INTERVIEWS WITH TRANSGENDER AND GENDER NONCONFORMING OLDER ADULTS

February 1, 2019 – May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Feb. 1 – May 18, 2019 | Works on Paper Gallery


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. […]


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Classical Convergence Concert: Animaniacs In Concert

The Music! The Animation! The Voice-Over Stars! Animaniacs is one of the most beloved and enduring cartoon shows and Animaniacs in Concert — performed by the original composer Randy Rogel and voice talents of Rob Paulsen (Yakko), Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Maurice LaMarche (Brain from Pinky and the Brain) — now brings its music to the Lincoln Center. […]


Body/Speak

An evening of dance from around the region. CSU dance faculty and students share the stage with faculty and students from colleges, universities, and community college programs in Colorado and Wyoming. 


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Mendelssohn Trio

The Mendelssohn Trio — comprised of Erik Peterson, violin; CSU faculty artist Barbara Thiem, cello; and Theodore Lichtmann, piano — presents works by two women composers: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Ellen Zwillich. The program also includes a trio based on Irish folk music by Swiss composer Frank Martin. Join us as the Trio prepares to […]


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Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE

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. In this series, music is performed against the backdrop […]


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Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE

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. In this series, music is performed against the backdrop […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Stanley Curtis, Trumpet

With Juhyun Lee, Piano, and Erik Angerhofer, Baritone CSU faculty artist Stanley Curtis performs Joseph Haydn’s famous trumpet concerto in E flat major, as well as a piece Curtis wrote called “Night Passages.” The concert includes a collaboration with voice professor Erik Angerhofer on a work by Eric Ewazen. Curtis has developed a multi-faceted career […]


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2019 Spring Visit and Audition Day for Prospective Dance Students

Spend a day at CSU with dance faculty, students, and staff. Explore degree options, audition for the dance major and scholarships, take master classes in modern and ballet technique, attend an informal performance, and tour the University Center for the Arts. Join us for an exciting day of dance! Registration required: dance.colostate.edu or call (970) […]


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Jess Dugan Artist Talk

February 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – In conjunction with the exhibition To Survive this Shore: Photographs and interviews with transgender and gender nonconforming older adults, the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art is proud to present Jess Dugan artist talk, on Thursday February 15, at the Griffin Concert Hall at 5pm. Reception to follow in the Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center. Jess […]


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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Directed by Walt Jones February 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 7:30 p.m., matinees on February 17, 24, 2 p.m. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as […]


Music in The Museum Concert Series

February 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by […]


Music in The Museum Concert Series

February 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, John McGuire, Horn

Images-Paintings in Sound With Tim Burns, Piano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Brian Jack, Bassoon; and James David, Composer CSU faculty artist John McGuire performs a program featuring the U.S. premiere of James David’s Batuque for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano, as well as Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28 (Merry […]


Gallery Talk: IN THE ROUND

February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – David Yust and Lynn Boland discuss the art of the ’60s in conjunction with the exhibition Off Kilter, On Point


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One Man, Two Guvnors: High School Matinee

Last fall, CSU Theatre presented FREE, week-day matinees staged specially for high school students and we are continuing this activity this spring: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean on Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by Feb. 15 A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally on Friday, May 3, 10 […]


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Wind Symphony Concert — Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/HISTORY

With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; and James David, Composer The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with an historically significant […]


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Singer of the Year Competition / FREE

This popular annual competition features CSU’s top undergraduate vocal students competing for more than $50,000 in scholarship monies including the top Singer of the Year Award and the Most Improved Award. The awards are based on the students’ vocal performance and on progress toward their degree.


Denver Art Song Project

February 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Denver Art Song Project presents a performance of African-American Art Songs curated by soprano, Stephanie Ann Ball. She and baritone Dr. Paul Griggsby will take you on a moving journey through art songs written by some of history’s most influential African American composers, and the texts of America’s most prominent African American wordsmiths. Over the course of […]


Virtuoso Series Concert, John Carlo Pierce, Tenor

With Joel Bacon, Piano, and Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar The first half of CSU faculty artist John Carlo Pierce’s program features music by Robert Schumann — Liederkreis, Opus 24for voice and piano, written in 1840 during his “Year of Song,” as well as Ghost Variationsfor piano, composed shortly before his final decline. The second half of […]


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Jazz Ensembles Concert: Jazz Classics Concert: Art Music for Dancing

For this performance, the CSU Jazz Ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, explore the enjoyable intersection of big band concert music and the infectious swing of the “dance band” tradition. Big band jazz as popular music from the 1930s and 40s grew out of the functional role of the music to support dancers, […]


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University Sinfonia Concert

Join the University Sinfonia, CSU’s select chamber orchestra conducted by Wes Kenney, and three of CSU’s best student instrumentalists for the annual concerto competition finals. “Our concerto competition finals is always a friendly, but intense competition, with phenomenal performances,” exclaims Maestro Kenney. The second half of the concert features the beguiling Symphony No. 99 by Franz […]


Classical Convergence Concert: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

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 Lincoln Center. This artist collective is transforming the way music is created and experienced. With a global perspective, this contemporary classical music ensemble […]


R.O.C.K.E. Kodály Workshop

Guest Clinician: Dr. Liza Meyer Kodály Meets Orff – Applying the Best of Both Worlds for Learning and Creating Register at https://www.coloradokodaly.org/workshops.html


FAMILY DAY

March 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Led by CSU Art Education students and faculty, and designed for children age 5-12, this free, drop-in program includes gallery activities and an art project.


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Concert Band Concert / FREE

The 120-member Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs music inspired by nature and the ever changing, beautiful, and sometimes tumultuous relationship between the earth and sky. This concert features literature by prominent wind band composers Eric Whitacre, Percy Grainger, John Mackey, Carl Reinike, and Karl King. “It is extremely exciting to work with a […]


Symphonic Band Concert: History

With Michelle Stanley, Flute The Symphonic Band, conducted by T. André Feagin, presents its third concert of the academic year with a program titled “History.” Using American history, patriotism, opera, an ancient Greek poem, and a French satire by Voltaire as sources of musical inspiration, the program promises to awaken the senses while reflecting back […]


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Wind Symphony Concert — Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/HISTORY / FREE

With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; and James David, Composer The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with an historically significant […]


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Chamber Choir and Concert Choir Concert: There Will Be Rest

Join the Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant, and Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, as they explore music of stillness, peace, hopefulness, and reassurance. The program features beautiful works by German composers, Josef Rheinberger and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as stunning new music by Latvian composer Ešenvalds Ēriks, American composers Elaine Hagenberg, René Clausen, […]


Music in The Museum Concert Series

March 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by […]


Music in The Museum Concert Series

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by […]


Poetry in the Museum

Poetry in the Museum

March 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Organized by Matthew Cooperman, poet and Professor of English at CSU in conjunction with Off Kilter, On Point.


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Concert Orchestra Concert — Simple, Elegant, and…Wow / FREE

With Copper Ferreira, Clarinet The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs selected movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622featuring CSU faculty artist Copper Ferreira. Also on the program are C. Hubert Parry’s English Suite for Stringsand Pietro Mascagni’s Intermezzo fromCavaleria rusticana.


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Classical Convergence Concert: collectif9

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 Lincoln Center. This cutting-edge classical string band is known for their energized, innovative arrangements of traditional repertoire. Their lighting, staging, and amplification melds […]


Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

    Saturday April 13, 2019 (IRH)


Music in The Museum Concert Series

April 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by […]


Music in The Museum Concert Series

April 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances by CSU Music faculty and brief historic background given by […]


Solar Flair Festival: A Celebration of Clarinet and Composer Theresa Martin

The Solar Flair Festival is a two-day celebration of the clarinet compositions of composer Theresa Martin. All varied and unique, Dr. Wesley Ferreira and the Colorado State University Clarinet Studio will perform selected works from Martin’s repertoire. The festival begins on Friday, April 26 with an afternoon composer discussion open to the public and continues […]


MFA THESIS EXHIBITION OPENING

April 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – MFA THESIS EXHIBITION 2O19 Apr 26 – May 18, 2019 | The Griffin Foundation Gallery Opening Reception Friday April 26, 5:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M. MFA Speaks Thursday May 2, 2019 5:00 p.m. Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center The annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program in the visual arts […]


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A Man of No Importance: A Musical by Terrence McNally

Directed by Noah Racey April 26, 27, May 2, 3, 4, 7:30 p.m.; matinees on April 28, May 5, 2 p.m. This tender story of family, friendship and acceptance teaches us that it really is a wonderful thing to “love who you love.” Winner of the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, A […]


2019 Spring Dance Concert

Innovation is alive at CSU dance! This diverse concert features new works by faculty, guest, and student choreographers. Come be inspired by the versatility, athleticism, and expressiveness of our performers.


MFA SPEAKS

May 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – MFA Speaks Thursday May 2, 2019 5:00 p.m. Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center   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 […]


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A Man of No Importance: High School Matinee

Last fall, CSU Theatre presented FREE, week-day matinees staged specially for high school students and we are continuing this activity this spring: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean on Friday, February 22, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by Feb. 15 A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally on Friday, May 3, 10 […]


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Concert Orchestra and Concert Band Concert / FREE

Nature Portrayed in Music: The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs Paul Lewis’ English Suite for String Orchestra, and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “La Poule,” the second of the composer’s six ‘Paris Symphonies. The program includes an original composition being selected from submissions by students of Dr. James David. The 120-member Concert […]


Mother’s Day and Graduation Sale

May 8, 2019 – May 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 7:30 pm – The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Fiber, Metalsmithing, Pottery & Printmaking Guild of CSU, is excited to help you find the perfect gift to help you express your love and gratitude on this Mother’s Day and to celebrate the end of the semester. Discounted items up to 30% off include jewelry and artwork from our […]


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2019 Spring Dance Capstone Concert

The spotlight shines on dance majors Mary Rogers, Avery Jones, and Taylor Woolums as they exhibit creativity and artistry through their capstone choreography creations.


Performance: Denver Art Song Project, Immigrat’s Song

May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Denver Art Song Project presents a performance of Immigrant’s Song. Pablo Romero curates this new show that explores the joys and challenges of the immigrant experience in America. John Seesholtz returns and we introduce Jennifer Davis in this new Denver Art Song Project production.


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ACCIDENTS AND ADVENTURES: A Retrospective of Prints by Barbara Tisserat

May 31, 2019 – September 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Born in Denver, Barbara Tisserat (1951–2017) earned her BFA with an emphasis in printmaking from Colorado State University and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught lithography at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts for more than thirty years. Celebrating a recent donation of her prints to the Gregory Allicar […]


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Embodiment

Join us for a dance film and discussion about the embodiment of emotional availability and relationships during pregnancy. Collaborators Dr. Zeynep Biringen, Marjo Flykt, Brian Buss, and Madeline Harvey share their process for an interdisciplinary creative research project.


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2019 Pre-College Percussion Camp

The Pre-College Percussion Camp includes instruction on how to prepare and audition successfully toward acceptance as a collegiate music major. The workshop focuses on the four primary percussion instruments: Mallets (2 and 4 mallet), Timpani, Snare Drum, and Drum Set, as well as insight on applications, scholarships, equipment, and student skills.