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Assistant Band Director Kevin Poelking’s With Eyes Anew performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra

Kevin Poelking, instructor of music and assistant director of bands at Colorado State University was honored in July 2023 to work with the award-winning Budapest Scoring Orchestra on a recording of his new composition, With Eyes Anew. The work, which takes the audience on a five-minute journey conveying a “story of ego, reflection, growth, and […]

The Duo Francois FICA21 Promotional Poster

Violin Professor Ron Francois and the Duo Francois travel to Mexico for annual festival

The Duo Francois – comprised of CSU faculty violinist Ron Francois and pianist Silvana Santinelli – will be featured at the FICA21 festival at the University of Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico. The International Camerata 21 Festival (FICA 21) of the Faculty of Music of the Universidad Veracruzana (UV) has been held uninterrupted since 1998. Founded by […]

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MSOE Composition Competition

Announcing the 2024 Middle School Outreach Ensemble Composition Competition! Winners will have their piece performed during the 2024 MSOE Concert. We would like to invite all music students to participate in the 2024 MSOE Composition Competition. The competition is open to ALL middle school and high school students who are enrolled in their school music […]

Ysmael Reyes

Announcing Ysmael Reyes as CSU’s new flute professor

Join the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in welcoming Dr. Ysmael Reyes, the new Instructor of Flute at Colorado State University. Dr. Reyes is no stranger to the Front Range, where he has performed in numerous organizations over the past 14 years, including the Cheyenne Symphony and the Colorado Bach Festival Orchestra. He has […]

Welcoming Romina Monsanto as CSU’s new cello professor

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance welcomes our new cello professor, Romina Monsanto, to the faculty. Ms. Monsanto is active regionally as a teacher at Aims Community College, maintains a private studio, and is a frequent performer; she is “all but dissertation” status with the University of Northern Colorado’s doctor of arts program. Ms. […]

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2023 Music Alumni Notes

2023 Music Alumni Notes Gregg Cannady, B.M., Music Education, 1985; M.M., Music Education, 1989 Gregg Cannady Gregg co-founded and is COO of the non-profit, One Voice 4 Change, where innovation is the center of global collaborative learning adventures. A glimpse of the miracles that have come from One Voice 4 Change can be seen on […]

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Announcing Dr. Rachel Waddell as the new director of orchestras at CSU

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is thrilled to introduce Dr. Rachel Waddell as the next conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and director of orchestras at Colorado State University. Dr. Waddell comes to CSU from the University of Rochester where she has served as the director of orchestral activities. She is the co-founder […]


CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at ClarinetFest 2023

International Clarinet Association presents the 50th Anniversary Conference – ClarinetFest® 2023 July 5-9, 2023 in Denver, Colorado 2023 Continuing Education Credit Details As a unique benefit to those attending the ClarinetFest 2023 Conference, Colorado State University will offer Continuing Education Unit Credit during the 2023 event. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and salary […]