MFA Thesis Exhibition 2024

April 26, 2024 – July 21, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

The annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis 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 of contemporary art practice.


Full Circle: Celebrating Colorado Women Artists

May 24, 2024 – August 25, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Full Circle honors Colorado-based women artists over the last hundred years. Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition showcases Clara Hatton, Betty Woodman, Melanie Yazzie, and their contemporaries. Full Circle is organized by GAMA’s six Spring 2024 curatorial interns: Delaney Card, Aspen Crawford, Madrigal Frederick-Law, Marissa Goldin, Claire Havenhill, and Mia Reynes.


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2024 CSU Brass Workshop

June 24, 2024 – June 27, 2024 @ 12:00 am –


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Musical Theatre Summer Workshop at CSU Spur Campus

June 24, 2024 – June 29, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a six-day workshop (Monday-Saturday) studying musical theatre for ages 14-18. The camp will be held at the CSU Spur Campus in Denver. This intensive program is an opportunity to study musical theatre with the award-winning faculty of CSU’s Musical Theatre program: Broadway performers Noah Racey (Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Patty Goble, (Curtains, Ragtime), have performed in 11+ Broadway shows and have 50 years’ professional experience between them. Students will work on college audition material, bring song interpretation skills to a new level, and study movement from one of Broadway’s top song and dance performers.


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Center Stage Youth Camp at CSU Spur Campus

June 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a one-week summer day camp (Monday-Friday) at CSU Spur Campus for elementary school students ages 8-13. Over the week, students will be introduced to the foundations of theatre by CSU faculty members, CSU Theatre and Dance students, and guest artists. Students will act, sing, and dance, and at the end of the week, parents, friends, and the community are welcome to watch them showcase their talents and celebrate their achievements.


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

Center Stage Youth Camp at CSU Spur Campus

June 24, 2024 – June 28, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

CSU’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a one-week summer day camp (Monday-Friday) at CSU Spur Campus for elementary school students ages 8-13. Over the week, students will be introduced to the foundations of theatre by CSU faculty members, CSU Theatre and Dance students, and guest artists. Students will act, sing, and dance, and at the end of the week, parents, friends, and the community are welcome to watch them showcase their talents and celebrate their achievements.


Yoga in the Gardens

July 11, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm –

A free, hour-long Vinyasa flow yoga class in the Annual Flower Trial Gardens, across the street from the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. Led by Theresa McLaren, GAMA Visitor Services Manager and certified yoga instructor.


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Concert Version: Bye Bye Birdie

July 13, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – The CSU Summer Conducting 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 seminar for three consecutive summers. Bye Bye Birdie music by Charles Strouse and lyrics […]


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Summer Piano Competition & Festival: International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A.

August 3, 2024 – August 10, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., is a weeklong summer piano competition and festival featuring over a dozen guest artists and pianists in daily masterclasses and presentations, matinee concerts, the live Semifinal and Final Rounds of the Olympic-styled Odyssiad® competition, and riveting evening and matinee concerts by internationally renowned pianists, including Van Cliburn winners. Taking place at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the International Keyboard Odyssiad® and Festival (IKOF) is designed for pianists of all ages and nationalities, teachers, and the general public who love the piano and its repertoire.


Family Day

August 3, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm –

Family Day is a free, drop-in program featuring art activities led by CSU Art Education faculty and students. Designed for children ages 5-12.

Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities, including crafts to take home, games, and experiments. Meet students, curators, and other experts. Explore the galleries! Connect with art and each other!


Yoga in the Gardens

August 8, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm –

A free, hour-long Vinyasa flow yoga class in the Annual Flower Trial Gardens, across the street from the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. Led by Theresa McLaren, GAMA Visitor Services Manager and certified yoga instructor.


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DanceLab Showcase Performance

August 10, 2024 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Dancers from across the country come to experience collegiate dance at Colorado State University. Join us in celebrating their achievements as dancers showcase choreography and repertoire created during our two-week summer dance intensive.


Full Circle Gallery Talk and Reception

August 25, 2024 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm –

GAMA’s Spring 2024 curatorial interns will present gallery talks on exhibition development and works by Colorado-based women artists over the last hundred years.


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Fall 2024 Student Recitals FREE

August 26, 2024 – December 7, 2024 @ All Day – Please join us in celebrating the recital performances of our CSU music students. Student Recitals are FREE and open to the public. Note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change, please check back to confirm performance details. Friday, August 30, 2024: 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, Wil Hiett, Trumpet Saturday, September 28, 2024: 5 […]


3óóxoneeʼnohoʼóoóyóóʼ /Ho’honáá’e Tsé’amoo’ėse: Art of the Rocky Mountain Homelands of the Hinono’eino’ and Tsétsėhéstȧhese Nations

August 29, 2024 – December 15, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –

3óóxoneeʼnohoʼóoóyóóʼ /Ho’honáá’e Tsé’amoo’ėse: Art of the Rocky Mountain Homelands of the Hinono’eino’ and Tsétsėhéstȧhese Nations is co-curated by Bruce Cook (Haida/Arapaho) from the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, George Curtis Levi (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho) of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, and Emily Moore, Associate Professor of Art History at Colorado State University.


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2024 CSU Band Day

September 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm –

This fall, the Colorado State Marching Band will be hosting the second annual CSU Band Day in conjunction with CSU Athletics. Join us at the CSU vs Northern Colorado game on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2024, for this special event!


Yoga in the Gardens

September 12, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm –

A free, hour-long Vinyasa flow yoga class in the Annual Flower Trial Gardens, across the street from the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. Led by Theresa McLaren, GAMA Visitor Services Manager and certified yoga instructor.


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Classical Convergence Series: ETHEL & Robert Mirabal

October 14, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – GRAMMY award-winning master musician, storyteller, and elder of the Taos Pueblo, Robert Mirabal, and the GRAMMY award-winning, genre-defying string quartet ETHEL come together to reimagine the concert experience. With a kaleidoscope of sounds that transcend space and time, they weave a gorgeous tapestry with colors from Native America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. $31/35+ regular; $12 […]


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CSU Alumni Band at 2024 Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 26, 2024 @ 12:00 am – Join the CSU Alumni Band at the 2024 Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024.


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Classical Convergence Series: Roomful of Teeth

November 7, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – This two-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal band is dedicated to reimagining the expressive potential of the human voice. Their album Rough Magic used groundbreaking recording techniques and innovative spatial technology and won the 2024 GRAMMY award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance. They believe that the boundaries of the human voice are never what they seem, […]


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2024 CSU Honor Band Festival

December 5, 2024 – December 7, 2024 @ 12:00 am –

The annual CSU Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians in the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three-day festival takes place at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Guest clinicians and conductors enhance the student’s experience, providing invaluable insight and expertise. In addition to rehearsals, students enjoy several concerts given by CSU faculty and student ensembles. The experience is capped off with a performance by the Honor Wind Symphony and the Festival Concert Band in the beautiful, world-class Griffin Concert Hall.


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Classical Convergence Series: A Classic Christmas with Frisson

December 19, 2024 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Celebrate the holidays with this group of eleven musicians showcasing a mix of emerging young artists and seasoned professionals. With music from The Nutcracker, “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, “Carol of the Bells,” “A Christmas Jazz Suite,” and more, you’ll get into the holiday spirit!  $35/45+ regular; $23 student  Building on the foundation of the […]


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Classical Convergence Series: The Aznavoorian Sisters

January 28, 2025 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Ani (cello) and Marta (piano) Aznavoorian, winners of the National Foundation for the Arts Award, have performed at Carnegie Hall, had a residency at the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and toured the globe.  $25/35+ regular; $18 student  Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features […]


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Classical Convergence Series: Icarus Quartet Bartók Rebórn

March 26, 2025 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Bartók Rebórn  Like the mythological figure from which it draws its name, the half piano/half percussion icarus Quartet dares to fly toward the sun, aspiring to new heights of artistry. This riveting program features and pays homage to Bartók’s seminal 1937 masterpiece, “Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion,” through the artistic vision of three of […]


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Classical Convergence Series: Imani Winds & Boston Brass

April 13, 2025 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Two powerhouse ensembles and wind chamber music leaders will join forces to create a “super band” collaboration featuring the music of the iconic musician and composer Arturo Sandoval. The collaboration will also include music by Khachaturian, Bach, de Falla, Piazzolla, and D’Rivera.  $35/45+ regular; $23 student  Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, […]