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Music student receives national O.A.K.E. scholarship

For the second time in a month, a CSU Music master’s student has been selected to receive a prestigious national scholarship from the Organization of American Kodály Educators (O.A.K.E.). Brooke May, M.M. Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option, has been awarded O.A.K.E.’s Jenö Ádám Scholarship, which will subsidize her Level 2 Kodály training this summer. Ms. May teaches music at Lakeview […]


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Music student to present on women composers at musicology conference

Music major Annie Koppes will present a paper on women composers at the Regional American Musicological Society Conference Photo courtesy Annie Koppes Colorado State University undergraduate Musicology major, Annie Koppes, has been selected to present her paper at this year’s Regional American Musicological Society Conference. The conference will take place virtually, April 9-10, 2021. “This […]


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Music student receives national scholarship toward Kodály certification

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance music student, Laura Alleman, M.M. Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option, has been selected to receive the prestigious Denise Bacon Scholarship Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators (O.A.K.E.). According to the O.A.K.E. website, the award provides partial funding for further study at OAKE-endorsed Kodály certification programs in the United […]


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CSU Music Alum Staff Sgt. Robert Bonner Performs at Presidential Inauguration

  Colorado State University music alum and trumpet player, Staff Sgt. Robert Bonner, performed in the inauguration ceremony in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. The band provided music for President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris’ swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol; the band performed “Hail to the Chief” to honor President Biden, […]


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Maestro Wes Kenney selected as “American Prize” Honored Artist

CSU director of orchestras, Wes Kenney, selected as an HONORED ARTISTS of The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts Jan. 7, 2021, Danbury, Connecticut—The American Prize is the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the musical arts. The American Prize is nonprofit, unique in scope and structure, and is designed to evaluate, […]


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CSU Music faculty and students will present at 2021 Virtual CMEA Conference

The Colorado Music Educators Association clinic conference will take place online for 2021. Information about registering for the annual conference is available at cmeaonline.org. CSU music education graduate student Christina Herman has been selected to present a session titled: Student Perceptions of Online Peer Learning in Preservice Music Teacher Education: Motivation, Social-Emotional Learning, and Classroom Climate […]


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CSU Vocal Students Place at 58th Annual NATS Competition

In November, Colorado State University vocal students participated in the 2020 West Central Regional Student Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); the 58th annual competition for Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas vocalists was held via video submission for 2020. Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in […]


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Dr. Bonnie Jacobi to present several sessions at Elementary Music Seminar

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Bonnie Jacobi, is giving a series of online presentations at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in late Jan., 2021. The sessions are designed specifically for current music teachers and students. January 28, 2021 – “Connecting the Ear, Mind & Body! Building Musicians and Music-Lovers through Dalcroze Eurhythmics” (for HSU students) […]



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New Virtual Music Pedagogy course coming this spring

Virtual Music Pedagogy (MU 496H Group Study Pedagogy) Instructor: Cayla Bellamy Credit Hours: 1 Meeting: 8-8:50 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday Modality: hybrid Online music lessons and group classes began far before the recent shifts in teaching modalities across the United States. Undoubtedly, however, internet-based private studios have exploded in popularity since early 2020. Increased demand for virtual […]