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Searching for the new VOICE of the CSU Marching Band

We’re looking for the new VOICE of the CSU Marching Band! If you (or someone you know) love the band, want to have an important and on-going role with the program, and are an alum with a great announcer voice, then you might be the next “VOICE of the CSUMB.” The band seeks an individual with […]




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CSU Music receives two 2022 College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award

The College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize one outstanding teacher in each of the following four categories: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty, and Associate Professor. Full professors, who are eligible for the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor Award, are not eligible for this award. Jeff LaQuatra, Instructor of Music, […]


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Dr. Rebecca Phillips Honored as Guest Conductor of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

Dr. Rebecca Phillips, Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Colorado State University, grew up in Washington D.C., attending many military band concerts. Phillip’s father and grandfather were trombonists in the U.S. Navy Band, which instilled in her a natural reverence for military band traditions. Phillips was incredibly honored when Col. Jason K. Fettig, […]



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Spring 2022 Music Education Faculty Notes

Dr. Seth Pendergast Dr. Pendergast published both “Research-to-Resource: Two Motivation Frameworks for Encouraging School Choral Participation” for The Choral Journal and “Creative Music-Making with Digital Audio Workstations” in Music Educator’s Journal. Dr. Pendergast appeared on the Choralosophy Podcast to discuss the “Encouraging School Choral Participation” article. Listen to the podcast here. Dr. Bonnie Jacobi Dr. […]


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Spring 2022 Music Education Alumni Notes

Scott Wheeler, B.M., Music Education, ‘95 Scott Wheeler is choir director at Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, and has worked as a music teacher in the Poudre School District for 25 years.  How have you experienced innovation in your job (including overcoming challenges to find success with your students)? I think […]



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CSU Music Student, Paul Rose, Inspires Others to Retrace and Create a Diverse Canon with his TEDx Talk

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, senior music student Paul Rose delivered his TEDxCSU talk, “Music Education: Creating a Canon as Diverse as We Are” at the Colorado State University Lory Student Center. Rose was inspired to create the talk after many conversations on diversifying music in his classrooms at CSU. Rose said, “after many of […]