Events

(Cancelled) Virtuoso Series Concert, Peter Sommer, Saxophone

**This event has been cancelled, and will be rescheduled in the fall of 2017. For more information, please call (970) 491-2787** Saxophone Masterworks from Around the World With Tim Burns, Piano CSU faculty artists Peter Sommer and Tim Burns perform an evening of masterworks for saxophone from France, Japan, and the United States, including Henri [...]

All Choral Concert

Enjoy selections performed by all four choirs at CSU – Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, and University Chorus. Over 200 voices join forces at the end for a culminating celebration! The Concert Choir is performing Mozart’s Regina Coeli K. 276 and two pieces by Jake Runestad. Men’s Chorus is performing a set of English [...]

University Symphony Orchestra Concert 2

Exhibitions With guest Barbara Thiem, cello The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Wes Kenney, performs the great orchestra showpiece Pictures at an Exhibition by Modeste Mussorgsky, as transcribed by Maurice Ravel. Expressing his excitement about the concert’s guest soloist, the maestro welcomes CSU faculty artist Barbara Thiem on what many consider the greatest cello [...]

Student Recital: Bryanna Ashton, Piano


Student Recital: Nina Forsyth, Voice


Dalcroze Workshop: Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Swiss music educator, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950), 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 [...]

Student Recital: Courtney Pham, Flute


Freshman Voice Studio Recital

A recital featuring students from CSU’s voice studios, including the Freshman Voice Studio.

Student Recital: Weijia Huang, Piano


Student Recital: Joshua Colonnieves, Voice


World Percussion Ensemble Concert

CSU’s world percussion ensembles perform a varied concert featuring the calypso music of Trinidad/Tobago performed by the steel pan bands, the ragtime era represented by the 1930s George Hamilton Green Rag Band, the Civil War Era Rope Drum Ensemble, and the frame drums of the Middle Eastern Ensemble. “This concert, with something for everyone, shows [...]

Concert Band and Concert Orchestra Concert

With guest Christopher Van Hof, Trombone The Concert Orchestra’s program titled Looking Back to Look Forward opens with Edvard Grieg's ‘Holberg’ Suite, Op. 40, conducted by Leslie Stewart. Professor Stewart articulates that, “although the Neo-Classical style is most often associated with 20th century composers such as Prokofiev and Stravinsky, Grieg anticipated this trend in 1884 [...]

New Music Ensemble Concert

What happens when CSU’s New Music Ensemble members combine their energy, talent, and vision? It Could Be Anything! Under the direction of Professor Andrew Jacobson, the group showcases growth and change in music by focusing on trends in the global arts world.

Student Recital: Dale Nickell, Piano


Violin Studio Recital

Violin students of Ron Francois perform works from the standard violin repertoire. “This is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their talents and gain performance experience, while applying all they have learned,” said Francois.

Woodwind Area Recital

Exceptional students from the studios of Wesley Ferreira, Andrew Jacobson, Gary Moody, Peter Sommer, and Michelle Stanley join forces for a night of chamber music and outstanding solo repertoire.

Student Recital: Lara Mitofsky Neuss, Clarinet


Student Recital: Luke Thatcher, Voice


Student Recital: Lili Cai, Piano


Symphonic Band Concert #2

Sanctuary Join the CSU Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Richard Frey, as they conclude the school year with a program titled "Sanctuary." “The idea of ‘sanctuary’ conveys a rich diversity of images of peace, solitude, strength, and protection,” explains Frey. The concert program explores each of these, including Roy Magnuson's "That Dear Land of Rest".

Aria Workshop Concert

The aria workshop activities culminate in a performance of arias and original opera scenes created by students.

Classical Convergence, Borromeo String Quartet

Tickets: lctix.com or (970) 221-6730. Public pricing may increase by $5-$10 based on inventory. The Borromeo String Quartet's visionary performances include both fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and works by 20th and 21st century composers. Favorites of the UCA spring seasons, the Borromeo performs J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations, transcribed by Nick Kitchen, the first violinist [...]

Music Master Class: Borromeo String Quartet

Returning for their eleventh residency at Colorado State University, the Borromeo String Quartet – Nicholas Kitchen, violin; Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; and Yeesun Kim, cello – is one of the most sought after string quartets in the world. As a part of their residency, the quartet will lead a master class.


Student Recital: Thomas Lack, Jazz/Composition


Student Recital: Peter Hirscchorn, Jazz/Composition


Caleb Hudson and Joel Bacon

Virtuoso Series Concert: Caleb Hudson, Trumpet, and Joel Bacon, Organ

CSU Professors Caleb Hudson, trumpet, and Joel Bacon, organ, give a duo recital of combined and solo pieces from the Italian Baroque repertoire.


Marching Band Drumline: Summer “Pad” Day #1

Pad days are designed for students to gain experience in a relaxed atmosphere, with the CSU Drumline method of performing. The staff and section leaders will help students with technique and music in preparation for the 2017 season. Sessions are held in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA.

2017 Organ Week


2017 Pre-College Percussion Camp


CSU Marching Band New Member Audition Day


2017 LIFT Clarinet Academy


2017 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp Session #1


2017 Drum Major and Leadership Academy


Bimson K-12 Teachers’ Seminar: Bringing Movement Into Our Classrooms

Leading dance movement educators and education specialists from CSU and the region come to the University Center for the Arts for an intense week in early summer to explore how we can bring more movement into our K–12 classrooms.


2017 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp Session #2


2017 Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy


Marching Band Drumline: Summer “Pad” Day #2

Pad days are designed for students to gain experience in a relaxed atmosphere, with the CSU Drumline method of performing. The staff and section leaders will help students with technique and music in preparation for the 2017 season. Sessions are held in the Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, UCA.

2017 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp Session #3


2017 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp Session #4


2017 Colorado Kodály Institute


2017 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp Session #5


Summer Conducting Seminar Final Concert: The Mikado by Gilbert and Sullivan

Annual Concert Features CSU Master’s Conducting Students For what has become a fun summer tradition, the CSU music program, in collaboration with Opera Fort Collins apprentice artists, presents the Summer Conducting Seminar Final Concert. The seminar, a Master’s program designed for secondary music educators in band, orchestra, and choir, presents its annual concert-staging of a [...]

2017 Children’s Singing Camp


2017 Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Camp Session #6


2017 Kids Do It All in Todos Santos, Mexico


2017 International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A.

The International Keyboard Odyssiad® & Festival, U.S.A., is a summer festival featuring over a dozen internationally renowned pianists for five riveting days of piano competition, instruction, and concerts! Taking place at the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the international competition and festival is designed for pianists of all ages. The daily masterclasses [...]

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Winner (TBD)

A top medalist from the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition performs the opening concert after competing in one of the most distinguished, venerable and challenging competitions in the world.

Atlantis Piano Duo

After an electrifying concert at the 2016 Odyssiad & Festival, U.S.A., the Atlantis Piano Duo - Eduardo Ponce and Sophia Hase, from the University of Salamanca, Spain - returns by unanimous acclaim to the Griffin Concert Hall stage.

Kemal Gekic, Piano

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

Chen Guang, Piano

2016 Olga Kern International Winner, Scriabin Prize, Rome Prize The twenty-one-year-old pianist combines extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and exceptional on-stage charisma.

Vadim Kholodenko, Piano

2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Capturing 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.

2017 International Horn Competition of America

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University is proud to host the 2017 International Horn Competition of America at the University Center for the Arts. The International Horn Competition of America is open to hornists of all nationalities. The competition does not discriminate based on the model of horn, tone color, [...]