University Center for the Arts

Bonnie Jacobi appointed chair-elect to Special Research Interest Group on Gender and Sexuality

Dr. Bonnie Jacobi, associate professor music, Music Education, has been appointed as Chair-Elect (2020-2022) for the National Association of Music Education’s (NAfME) Special Research Interest Group on Gender and Sexuality. This appointment will evolve into the role of Chair of NAfME’s Gender and Sexuality SRIG during 2022-2024, during which time she will lead the United States […]

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Music returns to Griffin Concert Hall

It was an emotional moment when the University Symphony Orchestra (strings and percussion) took the Griffin Concert Hall stage and played the first concert at the University Center for the Arts in six months. The concert was conducted by Wes Kenney and graduate conducting student, Andrew Mendizabal. Maestro Kenney spoke several times during the concert, conveying how […]

Denver Young Artist Orchestra pictured conducted by Wes Kenney

Kenney and the DYAO named 2020 American Prize Winner of the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award

Wes Kenney, director of orchestras at CSU, is also the music director of the Denver Young Artist Orchestra (pictured)—the premier youth orchestra in Colorado. Kenney and the DYAO were named the 2020 American Prize Winner of the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award in the youth/school ensemble division. The ensemble was also awarded 2nd Place in Orchestra Performance […]

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August 2020: Music Education News

CSU Kodåly master’s student, Laura Alleman, presented a professional development session on Aug. 7, 2020. The session, entitled “Planning with a Purpose,” was presented to 1500 fine arts teachers within the Frisco Independent School District in Frisco, Texas. Laura will be graduating with a Master of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option from CSU this […]

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CSU Marching Band Newsletter: August 2020

Many of you may have heard the news that the Mountain West Conference and CSU have decided to not play football this year. However, the marching band will continue to perform! Instead of playing at football games, we will be having recording sessions of our music throughout the season. This newsletter will give you a quick […]

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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance COVID-19 Policies

All information and health protocols provided are based on information and CDC, local government, and CSU guidelines available at the time of posting. This website will be updated frequently to account for changes in CDC, local government, and CSU guidelines and protocols.  Read the complete list of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance COVID-19 policies […]

Sign up for one of the most popular theatre classes: Singing for Actors

TH 153 SINGING FOR ACTORS is a fusion of acting technique and singing technique for credible performance in the musical genre. You do not have to be a theatre major to take this class with Broadway singer and actress, Professor Patty Goble. Class size is limited, so sign up today in Aries!


New Course: Self-care for Creative Arts Majors

Working in the arts is amazing—and sometimes difficult. Learn how to take care of yourself by understanding the challenges that are, more or less, common to all artists MU 180A2 Self-care for Creative Arts Majors, is designed to provide creative arts students with an increased understanding of mental, emotional, financial, physical, and social wellness against […]

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2020 Graduation Celebration for CSU Music

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance celebrates our 2020 music graduates! We are very proud of everything you’ve accomplished at Colorado State University! While the semester did not conclude in the traditional way, unique circumstances create unique individuals. We’re excited to see how EVERYTHING you’ve learned during your time at CSU will create a […]