Events

2017 Organ Week


An Evening of Organ and Orchestra

With the FC Symphony conducted by Wes Kenney Soloists: Joel Bacon, James David Christie, Ken Cowan Organ concertos by George Frederic Handel, Marco Enrico Bossi, Malcolm Arnold, and Jean Langlais. Reception following.

Joel Bacon, Solo Organ Recital

Beer reception prior to the concert; sponsored by Zwei Brewing Co.

Music in the Museum Concert Series Reprise

Joel Bacon, harpsichord; Eleanor Moseman, art historian Originally performed in April, the popular recital/lecture will be performed against the backdrop of works of art includeing Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture. FREE. ANNOUNCEMENT: Tickets will not be needed for this event. Just show up! Thank you.

Ken Cowan, Solo Organ Recital


Organ Week Camp Recital

Performance time to be announced. Check back for more info!

2017 Pre-College Percussion Camp


Organ Week All Stars Performance

Featuring: Joyce Jones, James David Christie, Ken Cowan, Joel Bacon, Andrew Steinberg and the NOCO Artists String Quintet

CSU Marching Band New Member Audition Day


2017 LIFT Clarinet Academy


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


2017 Lift Clarinet Academy – Final Concert

Marking the end of the week-long Lift Clarinet Academy, this concert will feature college level academy clarinetists performing some of the finest solo and chamber clarinet repertoire. Participants and performers have come to train at the Lift Clarinet Academy from across North America. FREE and open to the public

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 Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy


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


Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy Closing Concert

Marking the end of the week-long Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy, the 12-17 year old campers will give a closing concert.

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, [...]