Pep Band

Basketball Pep Band closes out the season

The season has come to a close for the Basketball Pep Band here in Las Vegas. Although the games did not end the way we wanted them to, we are still proud, still thankful, and still proud to be CSU Rams. Thank you to the outstanding students for their energy, spirit, and effort over the […]

Strike Up the Bands! American Bandmasters Association Free Concerts

The American Bandmasters Association is holding its 2019 national convention on March 6-10 at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel & Conference Center. This is the first time the annual convention has been held in Colorado since the inception of the American Bandmasters Association (ABA) in 1930. Rebecca Phillips, director of bands at Colorado State University […]

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Spring 2019 Class Notes

Marissa Rudd (B.M., ’16) made her symphonic debut at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, Colorado where she was the featured vocalist with the Colorado Symphony for their annual Comic Con concert.

CSU Marching Band

Announcing the 2019-2020 Marching Band Leadership Team

The Colorado State University Marching Band (CSUMB) is pleased to welcome and announce the leadership team for 2019-2020 academic year. This diverse and talented group of young people will assist in the leadership and development of the band as we celebrate the 118th year of bands at Colorado State University. The 2019 CSUMB will be […]

Drum Majors

Announcing the Drum Majors for the CSU Marching Band 2019-2020 Season

The Colorado State University Marching Band looks toward the 2019-20 season with the announcement of the drum major team. Please join us in welcoming head drum major Andrew Dutch, and assistant drum majors John Andretsos, and Markus Fagerberg to the podium. These gentlemen were selected in consultation with a national panel from an extremely talented […]

CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at CMEA

As a unique benefit to those attending the annual Colorado Music Educators Association conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado State University will once again offer Continuing Education Unit Credit during the 2019 conference. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and salary step increment. Cost: $112 for 1 credit hour (attendance/reflections on 13 units of CMEA sessions) […]

Holiday Spectacular

Start the holiday season at the University Center for the Arts

—By Herman Chavez, UCA Publicity Intern Kick off the holiday season this week at the University Center for the Arts with the annual Holiday Spectacular and Parade of Lights Preview. The Holiday Spectacular returns on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. in Griffin Concert Hall. The cost of […]

Student News: Sicong Zhou wins state piano competition

CSU senior piano performance major Sicong Zhou (Frank) took first place in the Young Artist Division of the 2018-2019 Colorado Music Teachers National Association Competitions held at the University of Colorado Boulder on Saturday, Oct. 20. “Frank played beautifully and the judges’ comments were wonderful,” said Zhou’s teacher, Music Professor Janet Landreth, Coordinator of Keyboard […]

13th Annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza

With the autumn season and Halloween rapidly approaching, the University Center for the Arts is preparing for the 13th Annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza. Dr. Joel Bacon, professor of organ, and his organ students will perform three shows on Halloween at 7 p.m., 9 p.m., and 11 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall at the UCA. […]

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Opera takes a look: The continued relevancy of the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice

Whether consciously recognized or not, the Greek myth of Orpheus has permeated visual and performing art forms across ancient and popular culture. From classical literature to Arcade Fire’s 2013 release, Reflektor, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice has been told and retold throughout the ages, including the presentation of the beautiful opera by the Ralph […]