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 […]
Oboe students of Andrew Jacobson perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire for oboe.
CSU music therapy students partner with Chase the Music, a Colorado nonprofit that pairs songwriters and performers with families and children with critical illnesses. The concert features the premieres of original compositions CSU music therapy majors composed in collaboration with these special families, performances that nurture the soul, heal the body, offer love, and create […]
A new quartet to the classical music scene, this ensemble explores classical repertoire through unique instrumentation within the traditional classical repertoire and the cross-over musical genre. 5280Q, featuring CSU faculty artists Michelle Stanley, flute; Jeff LaQuatra, guitar; and Wesley Ferriera, clarinet; with Charles Lee, cello, creates concerts that inform, educate, excite, and make the audience […]
Directed by Tiffany Blake, Conducted by Wes Kenney Two one act operas by British composers. The Wandering Scholar, by Gustav Holst, with libretto by Clifford Bax, is based on a tale by Helen Waddell. The story, set in a 13th century farmhouse in France, involves Louis and his wife, Alison, the town priest, Phillippe, who […]
Each year, students of NATS member teachers participate in an adjudicated competition at the state level, a valuable experience for students who receive detailed feedback on their performance. Details:cowynats.org/auditions/
The popular faculty concert features Kevin Puts’ “And Legions Will Rise,” for clarinet, violin, and marimba performed by Wesley Ferreira, Ron Francois, and Eric Hollenbeck, as well as faculty composer, James David’s “Batuque,” for horn, clarinet, and piano performed by John McGuire, Wesley Ferreira, and Tim Burns. The concert concludes with Franz Schubert’s Octet in […]
The final Jazz Ensemble concert of the year, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, finds the CSU groups taking on music written in the digital age. The tradition of jazz music continues to develop as a vehicle for expression across a wide range of genres. The nature of the jazz musician has always been […]
The University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast, explores various themes on life’s tribulations and our response to such difficulties.
Swiss music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze believed in movement as our “sixth sense.” This workshop introduces participants to Dalcroze Eurhythmics, where, through movement, sound is experienced in an entirely new way. Learn kinesthetic games and activities that teach your students musical concepts such as beat, meter, rhythm, melodic contour, dynamics, articulation, and phrasing. Dalcroze techniques engage […]
The series explores the cross-fertilization between music and the visual arts, with concerts in the galleries. Performances by CSU Music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Registration required. The Music in the Museum concert series […]
The quartet performs works by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Selected chamber music groups from all areas perform on this special program.
The pianist, composer, bandleader and educator Myra Melford—whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement”—has spent the last three decades making brilliant original music that is equally challenging and engaging. Culling inspiration from a wide range of sources including Cecil Taylor, the blues and boogie-woogie of her native Chicago, the poetry of […]
The Jazz Combos, conducted by Peter Sommer, are joined by the great pianist, composer, and bandleader, Myra Melford, an artist who has pursued a creative vision that is both wholly distinctive and all-embracing. Composition and improvisation interact seamlessly and ingeniously in her work, one side strengthening the other. Guided by that same compelling spirit, divergent […]
Performances of art songs and arias from undergraduate and graduate voice majors.
Spring Choral Showcase Join the University Chorus, conducted by Seth Pendergast; Concert Choir, conducted by Nathan Payant; and Chamber Choir, conducted by James Kim, for an eclectic evening of choral music, from classical to contemporary.
A recital presented by brass area students from the studios of Dr. John McGuire, Stanley Curtis, Dr. Terry Leahy, and Stephen Dombrowski features repertoire for chamber groups and soloists.
The 2019 Clarinet Composers Festival, titled “Solar Flair” is a two-day celebration of the clarinet compositions of composer Theresa Martin. All varied and unique, Dr. Wesley Ferreira and the Colorado State University Clarinet Studio will perform selected works from Martin’s repertoire. The festival begins on Friday, April 26 with an afternoon composer discussion open to the […]
Described as a “true musical talent and professional” Eric Willie has a varied career as a percussion soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. Having performed on three continents, Eric has presented solo performances throughout the United States, Russia, Brasil, and Colombia. In the summer of 2018, Eric performed as soloist with the Tamborimba Ensamble […]
With Guests Wesley and Copper Ferreira, Clarinet; Carter Pann, Composer; Kevin Poelking, Graduate Composer; Andrew Blomfelt, Undergraduate Composer; and Kevin Poelking, Sheridan Monroe, and Shannon Weber, Graduate Conductors 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 […]
The region’s best high school string quartets from the pre-college program perform after two days of intense sessions with the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet.
With fresh interpretations of the classical music canon mixed with works by 20th and 21st century composers, Borromeo delivers visionary performances. On the program are works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Charles Ives. The CSU string faculty joins the ensemble for an octet arrangement of Johanne Sebastian Bach’s motet “Sing to the Lord a New […]
A recital of art song performed by CSU faculty artist Tiffany Blake.
The members of Dr. Terry Leahy’s trombone studio present a recital with a variety of solos and chamber ensembles.
For the first time in many years, the University Symphony Orchestra and orchestra alumni, conducted by Wes Kenney, takes on the magnificent music of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his Symphony No. 7. This unique piece left a deep impression on a young Arnold Schoenberg, who became fully devoted to Mahler’s music, declaring, “After […]
This concert features CSU’s Steel Drum Bands, Rag Band, and Afro-Cuban Ensemble.
Nature Portrayed in Music: The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs Paul Lewis’ English Suite for String Orchestra, and Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “La Poule,” the second of the composer’s six ‘Paris Symphonies. The program includes an original composition being selected from submissions by students of Dr. James David. The 120-member Concert […]
The trio performs works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Zoltán Kodály, and Bohuslav Martinů.
Violin students of Dr. Ron Francois perform a variety of pieces from the standard repertoire.
The Symphonic Band’s final concert of the year is an audio representation of the visual characteristics found while looking through a kaleidoscope. Repertoire presented on the Kaleidoscopic Listening program represent the finest in compositional craftsmanship for wind band. Under the direction of T. André Feagin, the ensemble performs works by Peter Mennin, Johann Sebastian Bach, […]
Chamber groups from the woodwind area perform classic and modern repertoire for woodwind quintets, saxophone quartets, flute choir, oboe and bassoon quartets and trios, and other chamber groups featuring students from the studios of Dr. Wesley Ferreira, Dr. Dan Goble, Dr. Brian Jack, Andrew Jacobson, Dr. Megan Lanz, Peter Sommer, Dr. Michelle Stanley, and Sergei […]
A concert of chamber string music.
Join us for an evening of masterworks including Bach’s charming “Coffee Cantata,” a miniature comic opera, which demonstrates the composer’s tongue-in-cheek wit. The delightful “Wedding Cantata” was likely composed for Bach’s own wedding in 1721. We will also thrilled to feature the winners and runner-up of our Inaugural Violin Concerto Competition performing their violin concerti […]
Percussion Camp for high school students includes instruction on how to prepare and audition successfully toward acceptance as a collegiate music major. The workshop focuses on the four primary percussion instruments: Mallets (2 and 4 mallet), Timpani, Snare Drum, and Drum Set, as well as insight on applications, scholarships, equipment, and student skills.
We welcome the world-famous Canadian Brass to campus for a fun and intensive masterclass just ahead of their evening concert with Joel Bacon (organ) as part of CSU Organ Week. Canadian Brass will share their ideas and perspectives on performance, air and sound production, listening and communicating with one another and the audience, and connecting […]
In a very special appearance, the Canadian Brass, along with Joel Bacon and Ken Cowan perform works for organ and brass. Half of the concert will feature the organ with the Canadian Brass performing the remainder of the program. Tickets will go on sale later in the semester.
Wes Kenney, Musical Director; Brian Luedloff, Stage Director The seminar continues its fun tradition of presenting a delightful concert version of a popular operetta or Broadway musical. The project serves as the master’s thesis for working music educators from around the world who participate in the Summer Conducting Seminar for three consecutive summers. The comic […]
Vadym Kholodenka captures 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.
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century.
Russian pianist Zlata Chochieva is “the possessor of a comprehensive technique who brings an inner glow to every bar…poetic and pianistic command could hardly go further.” – Gramophone
“Elegant yet natural,” “Passionate yet deliberate,” “Chiseled yet expressive,” describe this brilliant Korean pianist. Now a favorite with Fort Collins audiences, Ju-eun Lee returns to dazzle once again with her elegant and passionate playing.
Performing worldwide from a vast repertoire, the Croatian pianist presents fascinating, uncompromising and ever-changing interpretations, always generating frenzied audience enthusiasm.