Organ Week is designed for high school students interested in expanding (or beginning) their organ study. Led by a faculty of prominent concert and church organists, the program features one-to-one instruction, masterclasses, and recitals on the finest pipe organs in northern Colorado, including CSU’s Casavant organ.
With Joel Bacon, James David Christie, Ken Cowan, and members of the Fort Collins Symphony, directed by Wes Kenney An evening of organ and harpsichord concertos with three internationally acclaimed organists and members of the Fort Collins Symphony, conducted by Wes Kenney. Works will include: G. F. Handel’s Concerto for Organ in F Major, Op. 4/4;C.P.E. […]
Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues and churches in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Although Ken Cowan has visited Fort Collins frequently, this […]
No Charge, No Tickets, Open Seating beginning at 7:00 p.m. The program will feature works from the Baroque to the contemporary, including Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major, RV 230, Petr Eben’s Okna (Jerusalem Windows by Marc Chagall), and music by J.S. Bach.
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.
Featuring James David Christie, Joel Bacon, and Ken Cowan The final program of CSU Organ Week 2018 will feature all of the week’s guest organists in an unforgettable evening of music on CSU’s famed Casavant organ.
The Lift Clarinet Academy is an annual summer clarinet camp hosted annually by Clarinet Professor Dr Wesley Ferreira at Colorado State University. Each participant receives his/her own practice room to support daily lessons and performance coachings. Multiple group sessions and clinics cover a variety of topics from the fundamental to the progressive. Our goal is clear: to give each participant a tailored program with personalized instruction. The academy program also includes activities such as topic and performance masterclasses, participant chamber music performances, and a faculty recital as well as social gatherings that allow students and faculty to mingle and take in some of beautiful Colorado.
The summer seminar at CSU follows the curriculum of the American Eurhythmics Society and is closely affiliated with this organization. Aligning with CSU’s goals for the course, the mission of the Society is to introduce public school music teachers to the philosophical and pedagogical approach of Dalcroze-based training, preparing them to incorporate the approach in their teaching.
The Junior Lift Clarinet Academy is an action-packed five day journey, designed for students ages 13-18 who seek to expand their clarinet study within a supportive and engaging musical environment.
A fun session focused on music and movement for ages 6-9. The music through movement approach to music education teaches an understanding of music – its fundamental concepts, its expressive meanings, and its deep connections to other arts and human activities – through ground breaking techniques incorporating rhythmic movement, aural training, and physical, vocal and instrumental improvisation.
A fun day-camp of singing games, choir, folk dancing, keyboard improvisation, and movement with sessions for K – 6th graders. Students attending the camp will be provided with quality instruction from graduate-level musicians and teachers specializing in Elementary Music Education.
Michael Grill is director of music at the Erlöserkirche (Our Saviour’s Lutheran) in Munich, Germany. Frequently featured on German radio and television, the recitalist has played throughout Europe, Israel, South America, and the U.S. He founded the concert series “Neue Orgelmusik München,” dedicated to contemporary organ works, as well as “Fürstenrieder Bachtage,” a festival devoted […]
September 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Mauro Giaconi, artist talk Friday September 21, 2018 5:00 P.M. Dance Theater, University Center for the Arts Reception to follow in the Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center Giaconi’s work takes place in the field of sculpture, installation and mainly drawing, which operates as the heart of all his production and starting point to generate spatial interventions […]
On the final concert of the 50th Anniversary of the Casavant Organ, CSU’s Professor of Organ Joel Bacon performs selected pieces from the organ’s 1968 opening concert program. “CSU’s Casavant organ is a remarkable instrument – a great point of pride for the university and the community, and a joy for me personally to play […]