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Music major Hannah Steward accepted to National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute

Hannah Steward, a Colorado State University first-year trombone performance major, was one of sixty exceptional young musicians accepted to the prestigious National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute. Steward was excited to see her selection email from The Kennedy Center, especially given the large number of applicants. “Dr. Leslie made a difference just encouraging me to […]

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CSU Music Education Alums and Family Treated to Mozart’s Masterpiece

CSU Music Education alums and family were treated to a reception and matinee performance by the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus at Boettcher Concert Hall on Sunday, March 24. Peter Oundjian conducted W.A. Mozart’s final and greatest masterpiece, Requiem Mass. Principal conductor, Oundjian has an international career leading orchestras in major musical centers across […]

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Erik Johnson to present at International Society of Music Education world conference

In July 2024, Associate Professor of Music Erik Johnson will co-presented a paper at the 36th annual International Society of Music Education world conference in Helsinki, Finland. The presentation titled “Music Teacher Identity Over Time: The Impact of Musical Experiences and Teacher Philosophy” is one of only eight papers accepted for the empirical research category […]

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Kathryn Harms is harpist for the Central City Opera

Kathryn Harms will be the Principal Harp of Central City Opera for the coming season. The Colorado State University instructor of music recently accepted a one-year substitute contract for the position. Ms. Harms often appears with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Spring Philharmonic, and Opera Southwest, and was previously acting principal harpist with the New Mexico […]

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Dr. Cayla Bellamy releases new album of contemporary works for bassoon

Dr. Cayla Bellamy, CSU’s bassoon professor, has recently released an album titled “American Bassoon Voices, Contemporary Works for Solo Bassoon,” published by Mark Records and available on Apple Music and Spotify. Performing collaborators include CSU faculty pianist, Jooyeon Chang and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony from Iowa conducted by Jason Weinberger. Compositions include “There and Back, […]

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Dr. Cayla Bellamy to perform at international conference

Dr. Cayla Bellamy Dr. Cayla Bellamy, CSU’s bassoon professor, has been invited to give a concerto performance and a chamber recital at the 53rd annual International Double Reed Society conference. Dr. Bellamy will be joined by CSU music instructor, Dr. Megan Lanz, on the chamber recital that includes world premieres of commissions for flute and […]

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Fourth annual Trumpet Day at CSU

The fourth annual CSU Trumpet Day occurs at the University Center for the Arts on Saturday, March 4, 2024. The day-long event features guest artists Dr. Chloe Swindler and Gabriel Mervine to discuss their careers and trumpet-playing ideas. CSU Trumpet Day, led by trumpet professor, Dr. Stanley Curtis, is a day of learning and performing […]

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Dr. Nathan Payant makes his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Nathan Payant will make his conducting debut at Carnegie Hall in New York, as one of MidAmerica Productions featured conductors on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Carnegie Hall’s mission is to “present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences. Since it opened in 1891, Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for musical excellence as the aspirational destination for the world’s finest artists.”