Jeff LaQuatra

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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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 […]

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Benjamin Pouncey Selected for the 2022 Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project

Colorado State University graduate conducting student Benjamin Pouncey, was recently selected from a national pool of applicants to conduct the U.S. Air Force Band this summer in the National Band Association’s (NBA) Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project in Washington D.C. The Young Conductor Mentor Project was implemented in 2004 at the suggestion of mentor Frank Ticheli […]


Dr. Laura Beer will join the music therapy faculty this fall

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Beer is joining Colorado State University’s outstanding music therapy faculty as associate professor in Fall 2022. Dr. Beer comes to CSU following serving the last four years as director of music therapy at Maryville University. “We are excited to have Dr. […]

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Emily Anderson takes first place in the West-Central Regional NATS Competition

Colorado State University vocal student Emily Anderson participated in the 2021 West Central Regional Student Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); the 59th annual competition for Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas vocalists. Emily Anderson, a CSU master’s student, placed first in the graduate category of the West-Central regional National Association of Teachers of […]

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CSU Alum Robert Pippin awarded endowed professorship at Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Robert Pippin (CSU B.M. ’00, M.M. ’03) Colorado State University Alum, Robert Pippin, has been awarded an appointment as the Northwest Missouri State University Dennis C. Dau Professor of Instrumental Music for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Dr. Pippin is a two-time graduate of Colorado State University, earning a B.M. in Music in […]