Events

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Music in the Museum: Fall 2018, Part III

Two performances on Tuesday, Nov. 27: Noon and 6 p.m. The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are entering their third season of the collaborative visual and auditory experience, Music in the Museum Concert Series. The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with performances […]


Orchestra on Griffin Concerts Hall stage during the Holiday Spectacular

2018 Holiday Spectacular

Kick off the holiday season with our family-friendly and popular annual presentation! Featuring performances from CSU ensembles and other special guests, this charming evening of traditional, secular, and sacred holiday music is a celebration of community, and includes something for all ages to enjoy. Net proceeds benefit the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the form of student and other programmatic support.


The Colorado State University Marching Band performs in the 9News Parade of Lights in downtown Denver

Parade of Lights Preview / FREE

The CSU Marching Band returns to the 2018 9NEWS Parade of Lights, leading the annual event through the streets of downtown Denver (Friday, Nov. 30). Support the band during this hometown parade preview on the streets around the University Center for the Arts.


Three string instruments

Graduate String Quartet / FREE / NEW DATE

Welcome the new graduate trio to the stage with this concert featuring the great string trio repertoire.


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Student Recital: Natasha Reed, Horn


Exterior of University Center for the Arts

Student Recital: Caleb Smith, Horn


The CSU Honor Band

CSU Honor Band Festival Concert / FREE

CSU’s nationally renowned annual Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain region. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band in the beautiful, state-of-the art Griffin Concert Hall.


Double bass players in the Concert Orchestra

Concert Orchestra Concert / FREE

The Concert Orchestra is open to all string students who wish to continue participating in music during their time at CSU. The ensemble is known for exciting and collaborative performances with guest faculty and students from across the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.


The CSU Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band Concert: Metamorphosis

Each work presented on the Metamorphosis concert explores the composer’s creative ability to transform existing musical material into new works of art. The concert includes compositions by Edwin E. Bagley, John Barnes Chance, Ira Hearshen, David Gillingham, and David Lovrien, and also features the 1957 American Band Association Ostwald Award winning composition, Symphonic Suite, by Clifton Williams. Please join us for an exciting evening of upcycled music for wind band.


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CSU Honor Band

CSU’s nationally renowned Honor Band Festival is an annual event, bringing together the finest high school musicians from the Rocky Mountain region, selected from hundreds of applicants from throughout the western United States. The three-day festival features guest conductors and clinicians from across the country and is capped off with a performance by the High School Honor Band. Audition required.


Percussionist in the CSU Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony Concert – Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts

The 2018-2019 Wind Symphony season explores civilization and how humans develop a creative, moral, spiritual, and intellectual understanding of the world. Colorado State University is committed to the humanities, and the ensemble, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season by highlighting famous works that showcase text and cadence, essential to both musical compositions and literature. We hope you will join us as we continue to celebrate the Liberal Arts at the UCA!


A student in the Freshman Voice Studio

Freshman Voice Studio Recital / FREE

The semester’s culminating recital by our freshman vocalists


2019 Trying on Teaching

We believe that the best way to train music teachers is to provide authentic teaching opportunities while engaging in a community of reflective practitioners. Additionally, we believe in creating a space for the discussion and application of many contemporary approaches relevant to music education while remaining informed by the excellent traditions that have made music education strong in America over the last two centuries. As community of passionate, well-prepared teachers, this opportunity serves to grow the next generation of great music educators to serve students in our public schools.


Middle School Outreach Ensemble band performs in Griffin Concert Hall

2019 Middle School Outreach Ensemble (MSOE)

Since 2014, the Middle School Outreach Ensembles @CSU has provided an inspirational large ensemble experience in addition to the great instruction that students receive in their middle school band and orchestra programs.


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Classical Convergence Concert: Animaniacs In Concert

The Music! The Animation! The Voice-Over Stars! Animaniacs is one of the most beloved and enduring cartoon shows and Animaniacs in Concert — performed by the original composer Randy Rogel and voice talents of Rob Paulsen (Yakko), Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Maurice LaMarche (Brain from Pinky and the Brain) — now brings its music to the Lincoln Center. […]


Classical Convergence Concert: International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center. This artist collective is transforming the way music is created and experienced. With a global perspective, this contemporary classical music ensemble […]


R.O.C.K.E. Kodály Workshop

Guest Clinician: Dr. Liza Meyer Kodály Meets Orff – Applying the Best of Both Worlds for Learning and Creating Register at https://www.coloradokodaly.org/workshops.html


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Classical Convergence Concert: collectif9

Building on the foundation of the classical music tradition, but with a contemporary edge, the co-produced season features world-class performers and ensembles, performing at the University Center for the Arts and the Lincoln Center. This cutting-edge classical string band is known for their energized, innovative arrangements of traditional repertoire. Their lighting, staging, and amplification melds […]


Dare to Dabble with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

    Saturday April 13, 2019 (IRH)