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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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Virtuoso Series Concert, Peter Sommer and Dan Goble, Saxophone

With Tim Burns, Piano; James David, Composer CSU faculty artists Peter Sommer, Dan Goble, and Tim Burns present an evening of classic and modern saxophone duets, including music by Paul Hindemith, Ryo Noda, and CSU faculty composer, James David. “I’ve been looking forward to putting together a recital like this ever since Dr. Goble joined […]


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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 […]


Oboe Studio Recital

Oboe Studio Recital / FREE

Oboe students of Andrew Jacobson perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire for oboe.


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Chase the Music: Music Therapy Composition Class Presents / FREE

CSU music therapy students partner with Chase the Music, a Colorado nonprofit that pairs songwriters and performers with families and children with critical illnesses. The concert features the premieres of original compositions CSU music therapy majors composed in collaboration with these special families, performances that nurture the soul, heal the body, offer love, and create […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, 5280Q

A new quartet to the classical music scene, this ensemble explores classical repertoire through unique instrumentation within the traditional classical repertoire and the cross-over musical genre. 5280Q, featuring CSU faculty artists Michelle Stanley, flute; Jeff LaQuatra, guitar; and Wesley Ferriera, clarinet; with Charles Lee, cello, creates concerts that inform, educate, excite, and make the audience […]


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Student Recital: Peter McCarty, Bass Trombone / FREE


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The Wandering Scholar by Gustav Holst and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Directed by Tiffany Blake, Conducted by Wes Kenney Two one act operas by British composers.  The Wandering Scholar, by Gustav Holst, with libretto by Clifford Bax, is based on a tale by Helen Waddell. The story, set in a 13th century farmhouse in France, involves Louis and his wife, Alison, the town priest, Phillippe, who […]


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Student Recital: Carmen Chavez, Flute / FREE


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Student Recital: Ty Huey, Piano / FREE


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57th Annual Colorado-Wyoming NATS Student Auditions

Each year, students of NATS member teachers participate in an adjudicated competition at the state level, a valuable experience for students who receive detailed feedback on their performance. Details:cowynats.org/auditions/  


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2019 Colorado State University Clarinet Day at Colorado Springs


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Student Recital: Jack Harrington, Saxophone / FREE


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Virtuoso Series Concert, CSU Faculty Chamber Music

The popular faculty concert features Kevin Puts’ “And Legions Will Rise,” for clarinet, violin, and marimba performed by Wesley Ferreira, Ron Francois, and Eric Hollenbeck, as well as faculty composer, James David’s “Batuque,” for horn, clarinet, and piano performed by John McGuire, Wesley Ferreira, and Tim Burns. The concert concludes with Franz Schubert’s Octet in […]


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Student Recital: Tonya Jilling, Harp / FREE


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Jazz Ensembles Concert: 21st Century Big Band Jazz

The final Jazz Ensemble concert of the year, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, finds the CSU groups taking on music written in the digital age. The tradition of jazz music continues to develop as a vehicle for expression across a wide range of genres. The nature of the jazz musician has always been […]


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Student Recital: Zachary Franklin, Clarinet / FREE


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Student Recital: Joseph Hoffarth, Jazz Recital / FREE


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Student Recital: Salvador Hernandez, Euphonium / FREE


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University Chorus Concert: Music of Living

The University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast, explores various themes on life’s tribulations and our response to such difficulties.


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Student Recital: Kyle Howe, Oboe / FREE


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Student Recital: Jake Schick, Organ / FREE


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Student Recital: Anna Bonjour, Voice / FREE


Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Swiss music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze believed in movement as our “sixth sense.” This workshop introduces participants to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, where, through movement, sound is experienced in an entirely new way. Learn kinesthetic games and activities that teach your students musical concepts such as beat, meter, rhythm, melodic contour, dynamics, articulation, and phrasing. Dalcroze techniques engage […]


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Student Recital: Kevin Rosenberger, Saxophone / FREE


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Student Recital: Kaitlin Gelsinger, Clarinet / FREE


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Student Recital: Madison Ilgen, Voice / FREE


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Student Recital: Jacob Kilford, Saxophone / FREE


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Student Recital: Omar Calixto, Clarinet / FREE


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Student Recital: Andrew Meyers, Horn / FREE


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Music in the Museum Concert Series, Spring #3 / 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. Registration required. The Music in the Museum concert series […]


Graduate String Quartet Recital: Concorda Quartet / FREE

The quartet performs works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ludwig van Beethoven.  


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Student Recital: Karla Rogers, Trumpet / FREE


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Student Recital: Thad Alberty, Trumpet / FREE


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Student Chamber Music Showcase / FREE

Selected chamber music groups from all areas perform on this special program.


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Student Recital: Bridget Perez, Voice / FREE


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Student Recital: David Yarger, Piano/ FREE


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Student Recital: Jiaqing Xia, Piano / FREE


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Student Recital: Max Heavner, Trumpet / FREE


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Student Recital: Santiago Gutierrez Herrera, Voice / FREE


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Masterclass: Myra Melford, Jazz Piano / FREE

The pianist, composer, bandleader and educator Myra Melford—whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement”—has spent the last three decades making brilliant original music that is equally challenging and engaging. Culling inspiration from a wide range of sources including Cecil Taylor, the blues and boogie-woogie of her native Chicago, the poetry of […]


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Student Recital: Danny Moore, Percussion / FREE


Jazz Combos Concert: Guest Myrna Melford, Piano

The Jazz Combos, conducted by Peter Sommer, are joined by the great pianist, composer, and bandleader, Myra Melford, an artist who has pursued a creative vision that is both wholly distinctive and all-embracing. Composition and improvisation interact seamlessly and ingeniously in her work, one side strengthening the other. Guided by that same compelling spirit, divergent […]


Voice Area Recital / FREE

Performances of art songs and arias from undergraduate and graduate voice majors.


All Choral Concert

Spring Choral Showcase Join the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast; Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant; and Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, for an eclectic evening of choral music, from classical to contemporary.


Brass Area Recital / FREE

A recital presented by brass area students from the studios of Dr. John McGuire, Stanley Curtis, Dr. Terry Leahy, and Stephen Dombrowski features repertoire for chamber groups and soloists.


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Student Recital: Zeqian Luo, Voice / FREE


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

The 2019 Clarinet Composers Festival, titled “Solar Flair” 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 […]


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Masterclass: Eric Willie, Percussion

Described as a “true musical talent and professional” Eric Willie has a varied career as a percussion soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. Having performed on three continents, Eric has presented solo performances throughout the United States, Russia, Brasil, and Colombia. In the summer of 2018, Eric performed as soloist with the Tamborimba Ensamble […]


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Student Recital: Angela Lamar, Voice / FREE


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Wind Symphony Concert, Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/YIN & YANG

With Guests Wesley and Copper Ferreira, Clarinet; Carter Pann, Composer; Kevin Poelking, Graduate Composer; Andrew Blomfelt, Undergraduate Composer; and Kevin Poelking, Sheridan Monroe, and Shannon Weber, Graduate Conductors   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 […]


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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 […]


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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.


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Student Recital: Lottie Andrews, Voice / FREE


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Percussion Ensemble Festival


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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.


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Student Recital: Zhuoer Gu, Piano / FREE


Classical Convergence Concert: Borromeo String Quartet

With fresh interpretations of the classical music canon mixed with works by 20th and 21st century composers, Borromeo delivers visionary performances. On the program are works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Charles Ives. The CSU string faculty joins the ensemble for an octet arrangement of Johanne Sebastian Bach’s motet “Sing to the Lord a New […]


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Student Recital: Holly Morris, Trombone / FREE


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Student Recital: Carson Nolting, Tuba / FREE


Virtuoso Series Concert, Tiffany Blake, Soprano

A recital of art song performed by CSU faculty artist Tiffany Blake.


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Trombone Studio Recital / FREE

The members of Dr. Terry Leahy’s trombone studio present a recital with a variety of solos and chamber ensembles.


University Symphony Orchestra Concert

For the first time in many years, the University Symphony Orchestra and orchestra alumni, conducted by Wes Kenney, takes on the magnificent music of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his Symphony No. 7. This unique piece left a deep impression on a young Arnold Schoenberg, who became fully devoted to Mahler’s music, declaring, “After […]


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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: A Man of No Importance, a musical by Terrence McNally on Friday, May 3, 10 a.m. PLEASE RSVP by April 26 If you’d like to bring a group to either (or both) free […]


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Student Recital: Chelsea LaJoye, Voice / FREE


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Student Recital: Katherine Miswell, Flute / FREE


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Student Recital: Olivia Martin, oboe/ FREE


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Student Recital: Blaine Lee, bassoon / FREE


World Percussion Concert

This concert features CSU’s Steel Drum Bands, Rag Band, and Afro-Cuban Ensemble.


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Student Recital: Jose Trujllo, violin / FREE


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Student Recital: Rosa Cole-Avendano, viola / FREE


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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 […]


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Student Recital: Joseph Hoffarth, bassoon / FREE


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Graduate String Trio Recital

The trio performs works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltán Kodály, and Bohuslav Martinů.


Violin Studio Recitals / FREE

Violin students of Dr. Ron Francois perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire.


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Symphonic Band Concert: Kaleidoscopic Listening

The Symphonic Band’s final concert of the year is an audio representation of the visual characteristics found while looking through a kaleidoscope. Repertoire presented on the Kaleidoscopic Listening program represent the finest in compositional craftsmanship for wind band. Under the direction of T. André Feagin, the ensemble performs works by Peter Mennin, Johann Sebastian Bach, […]


Woodwind Area Recital / FREE

Chamber groups from the woodwind area perform classic and modern repertoire for woodwind quintets, saxophone quartets, flute choir, oboe and bassoon quartets and trios, and other chamber groups featuring students from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, Dr. Dan Goble, Dr. Brian Jack, Andrew Jacobson, Dr. Megan Lanz, Peter Sommer, Dr. Michelle Stanley, and Sergei […]


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Chamber Music Recital / FREE

A concert of chamber string music.


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Student Recital: Ryan Foley, violin / FREE


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Student Recital: Ian Maxwell, percussion / FREE


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Student Recital: Matt Hauser, percussion / FREE


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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.


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Student Recital: Andrew Blomfelt, composition / FREE


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Student Recital: Malia Odekirk, percussion / FREE


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Student Recital: Norma Parrot, cello / FREE


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Student Recital: Andrea Weidemann, voice / FREE


Colorado Bach Ensemble, Exploring Bach’s Range: Secular Cantatas & Violin Concerti

Join us for an evening of masterworks including Bach’s charming “Coffee Cantata,” a miniature comic opera, which demonstrates the composer’s tongue-in-cheek wit. The delightful “Wedding Cantata” was likely composed for Bach’s own wedding in 1721. We will also thrilled to feature the winners and runner-up of our Inaugural Violin Concerto Competition performing their violin concerti […]


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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 Percussion Camp

Percussion Camp for high school students 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.


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Drum Major and Leadership Institute


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2019 Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 1


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2019 Organ Week


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 2


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2019 Canadian Brass Masterclass

We welcome the world-famous Canadian Brass to campus for a fun and intensive masterclass just ahead of their evening concert with Joel Bacon (organ) as part of CSU Organ Week. Canadian Brass will share their ideas and perspectives on performance, air and sound production, listening and communicating with one another and the audience, and connecting […]


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2019 Organ Week: Canadian Brass with Joel Bacon and Ken Cowan, Organ

In a very special appearance, the Canadian Brass, along with Joel Bacon and Ken Cowan perform works for organ and brass. Half of the concert will feature the organ with the Canadian Brass performing the remainder of the program. Tickets will go on sale later in the semester.


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 3


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The Gondoliers by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan (Concert Version)

Wes Kenney, Musical Director; Brian Luedloff, Stage Director 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. The comic […]


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Todos Santos, Mexico


2019 Kids Do It All: Summer Music-Theatre Camp — Session 6


Vadym Kholodenka

Vadym Kholodenka captures the attention of juries, audiences, and critics alike for “mesmerizing and exhilarating” performances that [bring] the crowd to their feet, cheering him like a rock star.


Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.


Zlata Chochieva

Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva is “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar…poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further.” – Gramophone


Ju-eun Lee

“Elegant yet natural,” “Passionate yet deliberate,” “Chiseled yet expressive,” describe this brilliant Korean pianist. Now a favorite with Fort Collins audiences, Ju-eun Lee returns to dazzle once again with her elegant and passionate playing.


Kemal Gekic

Performing worldwide from a vast repertoire, the Croatian pianist presents fascinating, uncompromising and ever-changing interpretations, always generating frenzied audience enthusiasm.


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2019 International Horn Society of America