CSU’s annual Organ Week features nightly concerts and free public lectures and masterclasses

The six annual Organ Week, a summer organ festival presented by the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University, takes place June 4-7 with concerts, lectures, and masterclasses held at the University Center for the Arts, First United Methodist Church, and First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins. The School continues its year-long […]


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Impact of Music Therapy on Attention

Study Participants Needed: Impact of Music Therapy on Brain Responses in Children with Autism We are seeking children ages 6-12 for a study on the impact of a music therapy attention protocol on the brainwaves and behaviors of individuals on the autism spectrum. Purpose of this study: This is a research study to examine if […]


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Connection through improvisation

Cover photo artwork, titled “Ball Game with Dog”, by abstract artist Tatawa (Wei Tan) // www.tatawaart.com // Instagram: @_tatawa This story is being presented as part of PechaKucha Vol. 4 at The Music District, May, 2018. Pecha Kuca nights are an informal gathering of creatives and opportunity to share ideas. Lara Mitofsky Neuss, Clarinet By Lara Mitofsky Neuss […]


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University Symphony Orchestra Concert: The Last Dance

With Guest Tiffany Blake, Soprano The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, plays two dance inspired works: Edvard Grieg’s Symphonic Dances and Igor Stravinsky’s iconic Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). In between the two, CSU faculty artist Tiffany Blake performs the beautiful Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss to round out […]


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April 2018 Faculty Notes

CSU’s Director of Strings Ron Francois and Silvana Santinelli won two Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising Silver Medals for Outstanding Achievementat the Global Music Awardsfor their CD, Mexico City Blues. The Duo Francois placed in both the DUO and the EMERGING ARTISTS categories. The CD, which was released on the Itinerant Classics label last fall, features […]


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Heather Bellotti receives the 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce that Heather Bellotti, office manager for the School, has received Colorado State University’s 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and service to the University by State Classified employees. In her nomination of Heather, Music Therapy Professor Blythe […]


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Wind Symphony presents “State of Imagination”

By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern The Colorado State University Wind Symphony 2017-2018 season highlights the University’s commitment to excellence through the “State of” series. On April 16, the group is performing the final installment of the series, “State of Imagination.” The idea for the series came from the Wind Symphony’s conductor, Rebecca Phillips, CSU’s […]


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Make music and friends in the CSU Concert Band: A letter from Alyson Lhungay

Alyson Lhungay, CSU junior Zoology major CSU’s non-auditioned ensembles continue to grow, providing a place for students to play their instruments, or sing, while in college. Students in these ensembles come from biological sciences, business, engineering, computer sciences, English, political science, zoology, music, and more. Alyson Lhungay is a junior zoology major in the College […]



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Concerto Competition Recap: Meet This Year’s Winner

By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern Sicong “Frank” Zhou, a senior piano major from Shanghai, China. The night of the Concerto Competition finals, Sicong Zhou, an undergraduate music performance major, sits down at the piano positioned at center stage. It is seemingly within an arm’s reach from the first row. The black, glossy grand piano […]