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2023 Summer Voice Intensive

June 5, 2023 – June 9, 2023 @ 12:00 am –

Spend a week honing your craft on the beautiful CSU campus!  Auditioned students will perform a solo in our beautiful Recital Hall. Participants will also take voice lessons with CSU faculty, and participate in workshops, masterclasses, and talkbacks, including ‘Conquering the College Audition.’

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2023 Musical Theatre Summer Workshop

June 5, 2023 – June 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm –

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance offers a six-day workshop (Monday-Saturday) studying musical theatre for ages 14-18. This intensive program is an opportunity to study musical theatre with the award-winning faculty of CSU’s Musical Theatre program: Broadway performers Noah Racey (Curtains, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Patty Goble, (Curtains, Ragtime), have performed in 11+ Broadway shows and have 50 years’ professional experience between them. Students will work on college audition material, bring song interpretation skills to a new level, and study movement from one of Broadway’s top song and dance performers. This summer workshop is offered June 5-10, 2023. Camps take place at CSU Spur in Denver. Cost is $540 per participant; scholarships are available.

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2023 CSU Jazz Summer Workshop

June 8, 2023 – June 10, 2023 @ 12:00 am –

This is an excellent opportunity for middle school and high school students to begin to unravel the mystery of Jazz improvisation by working with our excellent Jazz faculty at CSU.  We can help you make sense of all of those chord changes and equip you with tools and strategies to improvise better and improve over time. This workshop will provide the information, practice techniques, and experience to grow as a Jazz musician.

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2023 Organ Week Concert: Ken Cowan

June 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Rice University, Shepherd School of Music, Head of Organ Program Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique, and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule that takes him to major concert venues and churches in America, Canada, Europe, and Asia. […]

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2023 Organ Week Concert: Todd Wilson

June 13, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Praeludium in F# minor, BuxWV 146 by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) Two Cincinnati Improvisations by Gerre Hancock (1934-2012) transcribed T. Wilson Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Variations on an Easter Theme (for organ duet) by John Rutter (b. 1945) Ken Cowan and Todd Wilson Two Preludes on American Hymn Tunes by George […]

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2023 CSU Brass Workshop

June 26, 2023 – June 29, 2023 @ All Day –

The CSU Brass Workshop is an exciting new opportunity for student brass players to gain valuable instruction and improve on their instrument in a low-pressure and supportive environment. This three-day workshop is designed to help students with all aspects of their brass playing through daily warm-up sessions, clinics, chamber ensembles, group lessons and more!

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2023 Summer Conducting Seminar

June 30, 2023 – July 16, 2023 @ All Day –

The unique program is designed for music educators, enabling students to earn a master’s degree while continuing to work full-time. With the exception of a two-week summer seminar held on the CSU campus, all course work can be completed online or using your own school orchestra, choir, or band as your conducting laboratory.


International Clarinet Association Conference – ClarinetFest® 2023

July 5, 2023 – July 9, 2023 @ 12:00 am –

All musicians and clarinetists are invited to an opportunity of a lifetime. The International Clarinet Association’s 50th Anniversary Conference – ClarinetFest® 2023, is taking place in Westminster, Colorado from July 5-9, 2023. CSU Clarinet Professor Dr. Wesley Ferreira is the artistic director of this event, which will attract thousands of clarinetists of all levels, abilities, and ages from around the world.

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Fall 2023 Student Recitals FREE

September 7, 2023 – December 9, 2023 @ All Day – Please join us in celebrating the recital performances of our CSU music students. Student Recitals are FREE and open to the public. Note: Dates, times, and locations are subject to change, please check back to confirm performance details. Saturday, October 7, 2023: 5 p.m., Organ Recital Hall, Rachel Richardson, Horn Friday, October 20, 2023: 5 […]

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2023 CSU Honor Band Festival

December 7, 2023 – December 9, 2023 @ 12:00 am –

The annual CSU Honor Band Festival brings together the finest high school musicians in the Rocky Mountain Region, selected from hundreds of applicants throughout the western region; the three-day festival takes place at the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Guest clinicians and conductors enhance the student’s experience, providing invaluable insight and expertise. In addition to rehearsals, students enjoy several concerts given by CSU faculty and student ensembles. The experience is capped off with a performance by the Honor Wind Symphony and the Festival Concert Band in the beautiful, world-class Griffin Concert Hall.