Epic University Symphony Orchestra Concert

By Natalie Hendricks, SMTD Publicity Intern The University Symphony Orchestra will fill the stage a final time for the 2016-2017 academic year, showcasing works old and new. This two-night run takes place on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall, located within the University Center for the […]


A trio comes together, bringing Fort Collins a local and cultural touch

By Brooke Poulson, UCA Publicity Intern The CSU Music Trio was formed Fall 2016, consisting of some of the many remarkably talented musicians at Colorado State. The trio members come from places all around the world, which brings a unique and cultured prospect to the recital happening on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The trio consists […]


Semi-Annual Concert with the Men’s Chorus and University Choir

by Natalie Hendricks, SMTD Publicity Intern Colorado State University’s Men’s Chorus and University Choir share the stage in their semi-annual performance at the University Center for the Arts on Apr. 7. Performing beautiful melodies and a unique range of rhythms, the two choruses each perform several pieces by American composers and beyond the Western tradition. […]


April 2017 Faculty Notes

Last fall, Dr. Bonnie Jacobi, coordinator of music education at CSU, was nominated for the Online Innovative Educator (OLIE) Award. The OLIE (pronounced “OH-LEE”) is a student-nominated award “University Award” presented at both the spring and fall CSU Online Graduation Brunches to recognize instructors who: are able to establish positive relationships with students; are responsive, […]


2017 Concerto Competition Review

By McKenna Shuler, SMTD Publicity Intern The 2017 Concerto Competition, held in Feb., featured riveting music performed by three CSU Music student finalists – Joe Jones, Julius Hochmuth, and Frangel López Ceseña – and the CSU Sinfonia, conducted by Wes Kenney. Each performance was incredibly well-executed, but in the end it was Frangel who was […]


The Jazz Ensembles Welcome a Grammy Nominee

By Brooke Poulson, UCA Publicity Intern New Orleans is said to be the birthplace of Jazz nearly 100 years ago, and if you have never had the chance to made it to New Orleans and experience its origins, I highly suggest you attend the Jazz Ensembles Concert on April 13 at the University Center for […]


A Big Night of Music

Brought to you by the Ralph Opera Program, The School of Music, Theatre and Dance presents: A Little Night Music By Brooke Poulson, SMTD Publicity Intern A Little Night Music will be a lot more than just a little night of music when it debuts in Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the […]


2017 Singer of the Year Follow-up

From Left to right: Andrew Wallace, Emily Gehman, Emma Genell, Anyaleen Bradley, Arika Drake By McKenna Shuler, SMTD Publicity Intern The finalists in the 2017 Singer of the Year competition, held on Feb. 25 in the Organ Recital Hall, really delivered on the promise of being some of the university’s best vocalists. Andrew Wallace (junior), […]



March 2017 Faculty Notes

Wes Kenney, director of orchestras at CSU, had a rewarding start to 2017! It was announced by the Fort Collins Symphony Association’s board president Rhett B. Strom that Maestro Kenney signed a five-year contract extension as music director of the 67-year-old organization. Now in his fourteenth year with the symphony, the award-winning conductor will continue […]