Student Profile: Caylyn Ysabel Newcomb, Trombone

Meet Caylyn Ysabel Newcomb! Caylyn is a sophomore at Colorado State University, studying in Rangeland Ecology and minoring in Music. Originally from Stafford, Virginia, she has found her state here at CSU. You can frequently find her in the ecology department, but when not there she is often found practicing and performing in the University […]


Risk and Reward: An interview with Sean Connors of Third Coast Percussion

By Abbie Blach, UCA Publicity Intern Called “commandingly elegant” by the New York Times hardly draws a single thought of risk. Sounds of over 125 bells glide off walls at the hands of quartet Third Coast Percussion, but not a single sound resonates to the silence that could have been, had the quartet not decided […]



2017 Singer of the Year Preview

By McKenna Shuler, UCA Publicity Intern Everyone loves a bit of friendly competition. And what better motivator to rise above the rest than passion for what you do? On Feb. 25, Colorado State University’s most talented undergraduate vocalists come together to compete to win the coveted title of “Singer of the Year” in the University’s […]


Mendelssohn Trio, almost 30 years strong, performs Feb. 20

By Brooke Poulson, Publicity Intern The Mendelssohn Trio, formed nearly 30 years ago in 1988, consists of Erik Peterson, violin; CSU faculty artist Barbara Thiem, cello; and Theodor Lichtmann, piano. The trio will be performing at the University Center for the Arts on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. The spirited group will feature many iconic […]


Middle School Outreach Ensemble inspires next generation of teachers and students

Each week, the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University is filled with local middle school students and music instructors eager to be part of something special: a community of learners who develop their expressive language through music in order to understand themselves in an ever-changing world. The Middle School Outreach Ensembles (MSOE) […]


CSU Jazz Ensembles Kick it with Fort Collins High School

By Brandon Adams It is always special when the community becomes involved in a CSU performance. On Feb. 22, the CSU Jazz Ensembles will be in full swing in a collaborative performance with the Fort Collins High School Jazz Ensemble. Under the direction of David Miles, the high school ensemble will perform a variety of […]


Unique Performance Opportunity for CSU Music Students

Calling all music students! This semester, the Music Appreciation faculty is trying a new concert series that combines both the MU100 students and you! For their first paper, we would like to help our Music Appreciation students learn to absorb the concert going experience in a more controlled and fun environment. In order to do […]


Wind Symphony Recognizes British Conflict and Composers

By Brandon Adams, Marketing & Publicity Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, the Colorado State University Wind Symphony has honored active duty and veteran military, police, fire, and medical services at each of their performances, playing music that reflects on various world conflicts. On Feb. 24, they continue their series by focusing on Europe, specifically Great […]


Music for the Masses: 5 tips for an enhanced classical experience

Article Written By Natalie Hendricks   1. Do not clap until all musical movements are done. The music stops playing and everyone becomes silent and boom you start clapping. Everyone looks at you funny and you think “why is no one else clapping?” You look up, to only see that the conductor is still conducting […]