Events

Love and Information by Caryl Churchill

November 10, 16, 17, 7:30 p.m. November 11, 1 p.m. November 12, 2 p.m. November 18, 8 p.m. Directed by Laura Jones Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information is a kaleidoscopic play, composed of 57 vignettes, featuring 14 actors who play more than 100 characters, occupying a concentrated two (uninterrupted) hours of stage time. As a [...]

Guest Artist: Ad Hoc Cello Quartet / FREE

Back by popular demand, the quartet returns with varied repertoire and a final number with cello students joining the quartet for a cello choir selection.

2017 Holiday Spectacular

Open Dress Rehearsal for CSU Students only: Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m. (FREE, but ID required) Public Performances: Thursday, November 30, 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, 4 p.m. Kick off the holiday season with our family-friendly and wildly popular annual presentation! Featuring performances from CSU ensembles and other special guests, this charming evening of [...]

2017 Parade of Lights Preview / FREE

The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2017 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver on Friday, Dec. 1. Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts.

Student Recital: Weijia Huang, Piano


Graduate String Quartet Concert / FREE

This year begins a new two-year cycle for the Graduate Quartet Program. The new members are Frangel Lopez Cesena from Mexico and Ryan Foley from Boulder on violin, Rosa Cole from Mexico on viola, and Julius Hochmuth from Fort Collins on cello. The ensemble performs repertoire from the wonderfully varied string quartet genre.

Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE

Baroque Showcase With Guest John McGuire, Horn With three varied pieces from the Baroque period, the concert features both well-known and relatively unknown music. Written for King George I, the premiere of George Frideric Handel's Water Music was performed by 50 musicians on a barge on the River Thames. The orchestra opens the concert with [...]

Jazz Combos Concert

The concert given by Jazz Combos I, II, and III features the music of the American Songbook, arranged by the students. The beloved tunes of the songbook are still performed daily in clubs and stages across the world. “Originally written for the Broadway stage by Tin Pan Alley composers, these tunes were quickly adopted by [...]

Graduate Piano Trio Recital

Members of the Graduate Piano Trio are Jose Trujillo, violin, Norma Parrot, cello and Sicong Zhou, piano. The members, who are from Mexico, Brasil and China, bring great energy and perspective to their work as a chamber ensemble.

Violin Studio Recitals / FREE

Violin students of Dr. Ron Francois perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire. “This event provides a great performing experience for the students...a great learning experience too,” exclaims Francois!

Student Art Holiday Sale

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm - Student Art Holiday Sale The Fiber, Metalsmithing, Pottery & Printmaking Guild of CSU will be hosting a holiday sale for one day only in the Gregory Allicar Museum! Now is your chance to pick up some beautifully crafted and locally made ceramics, prints, jewelry and other beautiful gifts. Feel free to share this wonderful event with [...]

CSU Honor Band Festival

CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival is an annual event, bringing together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants from 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 [...]

STORYTIME in the Museum

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am - FREE, MUSEUM ADMISSION INCLUDED. Drop-ins welcome Picture books teach children comprehension strategies such as predicting, summarizing, inferring, and asking questions—the same strategies we use as adults to look at art. Storytime opens the door to an enjoyable lifelong reading habit. Children often enjoy continuing storytime at home with picture books and activities. Storyteller Jane Thompson introduces [...]

Keyboard Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by students from the piano studio of Dr. Janet Landreth.

Symphonic Band Concert #2

Ecstatic Waters Join us as the Symphonic Band tackles Steven Bryant’s electrifying Ecstatic Waters, the 2010 winner of the National Band Association William D. Revelli Award. Inspired by the poetry of W.B. Yeats, this work fuses the wind band with electronic elements to create a new, hybrid sound-world that ranges from the joyful bell sounds [...]

Music Audition Days

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 Tom.Krebs@colostate.edu

Student Recital: David Yarger, Piano


2017 Fall Capstone Concert

This semester’s capstone concert features the outstanding choreography and performances of our senior dance majors, Shannon Gerney, Emily Kaiser, and Julianna Williams.

Wind Symphony Concert #2

Find Your State: State of InnovationRebecca Phillips, conductor The 2017-18 CSU Wind Symphony season highlights Colorado State University's commitment to collaboration, community, innovation, and inspiration. All of these ideals can clearly be connected by music, and the Wind Symphony continues their season by highlighting works of innovation. Each selection on this concert changed the way both music and theatre were conceived, interpreted, and enjoyed by audiences [...]

2017 Freshman Theatre Project

Performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Presenting the fifth annual Freshman Theatre Project. As a way for first-year theatre students to solidify themselves in the program, the students from the Freshman Seminar create and perform a derived production of their own.

CSU Honor Band Festival Concert / FREE

CSU’s nationally renowned annual Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain Region. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band in the beautiful, state-of-the art Griffin Concert Hall.

Student Recital: Jiayi Qi, Piano


Student Recital: Katherine Wagner, Instrumental


Try On Teaching with MSOE: A Teaching Experience for High School Students

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, Trying-on-Teaching serves to grow the next generation of great music educators to serve students in our public schools.


Classical Convergence, Canadian Brass

Hailed as the “Kings of Brass,” this quintet has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world. Displaying a full stylistic range from Baroque to Dixieland and contemporary compositions, their virtuosity is served up with trademark audience-engaging light-hearted banter. “These are the men who put brass music on the map with their unbeatable [...]

Middle School Outreach Ensemble

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

Visit and Audition Day for Prospective Dance Students

Spend a day at CSU with the 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 [...]

Rocky Mountain Percussion Association: Day of Percussion


Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Directed by Garrett Ayers Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery [...]

Classical Convergence, SHUFFLE

Dubbed “independent-minded” by The New Yorker, PUBLIQuartet’s creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. Founded in 2010 and dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet was selected as Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Ensemble at the Concert Artists Guild Competition, also winning their Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist [...]

Classical Convergence, Borromeo String Quartet

With Special Guest Joel Bacon, Organ The Borromeo String Quartet is joined by Organ Professor Dr. Joel Bacon for an extraordinary concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Colorado State University’s renowned Casavant Organ. The visionary performances of the Borromeo String Quartet have established itself as one of the most important string quartets of our time. [...]

Classical Convergence, Anthony de Mare: Liaisons

Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano Liaisons is a landmark commissioning and concert project, conceived by acclaimed concert pianist Anthony de Mare, based on the songs of legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. The project has brought together 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers to "re-imagine" one of Sondheim’s songs as a solo piano piece. [...]

Urinetown, The Musical by Greg Kotis

Guest Director TBD A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. From New York City's Fringe Festival to Broadway hit, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! [...]