Department of Music, Theatre & Dance Professors Receive 2010 Best Teacher Awards

Colorado State University will honor the 2010 Best Teacher Award recipients during a reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom. The Colorado State University Alumni Association and its affiliate student group, the Student Alumni Connection, recognize outstanding Colorado State University educators each year with Best Teacher Awards. “The […]


Music & Dance: Something to dance to

Article from the Rocky Mountain Collegian, by Ashley Lauwereins 03.25.10 – Wes Kenney wants tonight’s CSU orchestra concert to be different. Kenney, director of orchestras for the University Center for the Arts, explained this concert, musically, is different than what is expected. “Don’t expect to be hearing Brahms for 40 minutes,” Kenney said. “Every 10 […]


Music: Gregorian chant’s renewed interest spans generations

Of all the ways to convince college-age kids to get involved at their church, who would have thought that Gregorian chant was the answer? “My choir started with a few students getting together to sing,” said Joel Bacon. The Colorado State University music professor is also the director of the men’s chant choir at Blessed […]


Music: Jazz Professor Wil Swindler Tours With Air Force Academy Band Falconaires

03.10.10 – Wil Swindler, Colorado State University special assistant professor of jazz studies, received a special invitation to tour with the Air Force Academy Band Falconaires, one of two premier jazz ensembles in the Air Force Swindler, who played tenor saxophone, performed three concerts in Denver with the Faclonaires on February 3 – 5, as […]


Music: Musicology Professor Janet Pollack Signs Book Contract

03.11.10 –  Dr. Janet Pollack, Colorado State University assistant professor of musicology, signed her first book contract last week, accepting an agreement with the Kendall Hunt Publishing Company. Researching Music (working title) will be a supplemental textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate students, and will be especially useful for graduate students preparing for their […]


Music: Music Professor Leila Heil Directs Grammy Jazz Choir

03.05.10 – Each year, the Grammy Foundation, a subsidiary of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, provides a once in a lifetime experience for thirty talented high school jazz musicians from across the United States. Based on a video audition, student musicians are invited to participate in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble program consisting […]


Percussion Ensemble Receives Invitation to Perform @ Percussive Arts Society Int. Con

03.03.10 – The Colorado State University Percussion Ensemble has received and accepted an invitation to perform at the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis, IN, November 10-13, 2010. According to the PASIC website, the lineup includes more than 150 events on twelve stages featuring many of the world’s best musicians on drumset, […]


Music: Chamber Choir Guests at Southwest American Choral Directors Conference 2010

03.03.10 – The Colorado State University Chamber Choir, directed by James Kim, performed at the Southwest American Choral Directors Association Conference (ACDA) held in Denver February 24-27. The CSU Chamber Choir was one of four Colorado choirs invited to participate in the opening concert for the conference. The Chamber Choir delivered a spectacular performance of […]


Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance: 2010 Best Teacher Nominations

02.25.10 – The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance proudly announce that two faculty members are included in the nominations for 2010 Best Teacher Awards, annually presented by the Colorado State University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Connection. The nominees are: Nathan “Cory” Seymour, Professor of Stage Management and Stagecraft (CSU Theatre & Dance […]


J. Steven Moore, Inducted into the American Bandmasters Association

02.22.10 – The Colorado State University Director of Bands, J. Steven Moore, will be inducted into the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) during the organization’s annual convention March 3 – 6 in Charleston, SC. During the convention, Dr. Moore will guest conduct the University of South Carolina band for a performance of his own edition of […]