Events

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.


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Jaca Duo

Jaca is comprised of CSU faculty artist Wesley Ferreira, clarinet, and guitarist Jaxon Williams. Their virtuosic, engaging and memorable artistic concerts aim to stimulate emotion, inspire imagination, and bridge cultural divides with audiences. With a strong leaning towards performing “the music of the people,” Jaca works to champion innovation by redefining the parameters of non-traditional […]


Margaret Miller playing the viola

Virtuoso Series Concert, Margaret Miller, Viola

With Tim Burns, Piano CSU faculty artists Margaret Miller and Tim Burns perform Fantaisie by Helene Fleury, the Cadenza for Solo Viola by Krzysztof Pendereck, and the Sonata in E flat major for Viola and Piano, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms. “I enjoy revisiting familiar works as well as new ones, and this program has all of that,” exclaims Miller.


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. […]


The members of The Mendelssohn Trio

Virtuoso Series Concert, Mendelssohn Trio

The Mendelssohn Trio — comprised of Erik Peterson, violin; CSU faculty artist Barbara Thiem, cello; and Theodore Lichtmann, piano — presents works by two women composers: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Ellen Zwillich. The program also includes a trio based on Irish folk music by Swiss composer Frank Martin. Join us as the Trio prepares to […]


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Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE

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. In this series, music is performed against the backdrop […]


Black and white music notes on a light background

Music in the Museum Concert Series / FREE

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. In this series, music is performed against the backdrop […]


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Virtuoso Series Concert, Stanley Curtis, Trumpet

With Juhyun Lee, Piano, and Erik Angerhofer, Baritone CSU faculty artist Stanley Curtis performs Joseph Haydn’s famous trumpet concerto in E flat major, as well as a piece Curtis wrote called “Night Passages.” The concert includes a collaboration with voice professor Erik Angerhofer on a work by Eric Ewazen. Curtis has developed a multi-faceted career […]


John McGuire playing French horn

Virtuoso Series Concert, John McGuire, Horn

Images-Paintings in Sound With Tim Burns, Piano; Michelle Stanley, Flute; Andrew Jacobson, Oboe; Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Brian Jack, Bassoon; and James David, Composer CSU faculty artist John McGuire performs a program featuring the U.S. premiere of James David’s Batuque for Horn, Clarinet, and Piano, as well as Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28 (Merry […]


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Wind Symphony Concert — Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/HISTORY

With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; and James David, Composer 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 Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with an historically significant […]


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Singer of the Year Competition / FREE

This popular annual competition features CSU’s top undergraduate vocal students competing for more than $50,000 in scholarship monies including the top Singer of the Year Award and the Most Improved Award. The awards are based on the students’ vocal performance and on progress toward their degree.


Virtuoso Series Concert, John Carlo Pierce, Tenor

With Joel Bacon, Piano, and Jeff LaQuatra, Guitar The first half of CSU faculty artist John Carlo Pierce’s program features music by Robert Schumann — Liederkreis, Opus 24for voice and piano, written in 1840 during his “Year of Song,” as well as Ghost Variationsfor piano, composed shortly before his final decline. The second half of […]


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Jazz Ensembles Concert: Jazz Classics Concert: Art Music for Dancing

For this performance, the CSU Jazz Ensembles, conducted by Wil Swindler and Shilo Stroman, explore the enjoyable intersection of big band concert music and the infectious swing of the “dance band” tradition. Big band jazz as popular music from the 1930s and 40s grew out of the functional role of the music to support dancers, […]


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University Sinfonia Concert

Join the University Sinfonia, CSU’s select chamber orchestra conducted by Wes Kenney, and three of CSU’s best student instrumentalists for the annual concerto competition finals. “Our concerto competition finals is always a friendly, but intense competition, with phenomenal performances,” exclaims Maestro Kenney. The second half of the concert features the beguiling Symphony No. 99 by Franz […]


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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Concert Band Concert / FREE

The 120-member Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs music inspired by nature and the ever changing, beautiful, and sometimes tumultuous relationship between the earth and sky. This concert features literature by prominent wind band composers Eric Whitacre, Percy Grainger, John Mackey, Carl Reinike, and Karl King. “It is extremely exciting to work with a […]


Symphonic Band Concert: History

With Michelle Stanley, Flute The Symphonic Band, conducted by T. André Feagin, presents its third concert of the academic year with a program titled “History.” Using American history, patriotism, opera, an ancient Greek poem, and a French satire by Voltaire as sources of musical inspiration, the program promises to awaken the senses while reflecting back […]


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Wind Symphony Concert — Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/HISTORY / FREE

With Wesley Ferreira, Clarinet; Tiffany Blake, Soprano; and James David, Composer 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 Wind Symphony, conducted by Rebecca Phillips, continues the season with an historically significant […]


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Concert Orchestra Concert — Simple, Elegant, and…Wow / FREE

With Copper Ferreira, Clarinet The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kreutz, performs selected movements from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622featuring CSU faculty artist Copper Ferreira. Also on the program are C. Hubert Parry’s English Suite for Stringsand Pietro Mascagni’s Intermezzo fromCavaleria rusticana.


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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)


Solar Flair Festival: A Celebration of Clarinet and Composer Theresa Martin

The Solar Flair Festival 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 public and continues […]


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Concert Orchestra and Concert Band Concert / FREE

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 […]


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2019 Pre-College Percussion Camp

The Pre-College Percussion Camp 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.