News from the Music Education’s Kodály area

CSU M.M. Kodály Emphasis alum, Gabriela Ocadiz (left), presented as a clinician for the Chicago Area Kodaly Educators organization on Nov. 9, 2019. Gaby is also a leader of CSU’s Kid’s Do It All summer music-theatre camp, held annually at CSU’s Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Dr. Lauri Hogle (right), CSU M.M. Kodály […]


Music education master’s student selected for annual graduate showcase at CSU

Sarah Butler, Master of Music in Music Education with Kodaly Emphasis degree student, was selected to present her research at CSU’s Graduate Showcase on Tuesday November 12, 2019. Her topic is: “A Culturally Responsive Mindset: Meaningfully Incorporating Spanish Language Music in the Elementary Music Classroom” The event is a showcase of research, entrepreneurship and creativity — a […]


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Music Education students and faculty present research at national conference

CSU Music Education faculty and students recently presented at the National Biennial Society for Music Teacher Education. The 2019 conference took place Sept. 12-14 in North Carolina and the theme was Cultivating Perspectives and Practices. Research sessions The CSU contingency presented two research sessions: Music Teacher Identity Development Through the Lens of Interactive Near-Peer Assessment of […]


Dr. Bonnie Jacobi selected for music education journal editorial board

Associate Professor of Music Dr. Bonnie Jacobi was recently invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education (JHRME). Founded in 1980, the Journal is an international, peer-reviewed music education journal published through SAGE Publications and housed within the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). According to the publication’s website, […]



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British one-act operas bring varied emotions to the University Center for the Arts in April

We caught up with the director of CSU’s Ralph Opera Program, Tiffany Blake, to find out more about the upcoming presentation of two highly contrasting one-act operas by British composers, The Wandering Scholar by Gustav Holst and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The composers were dear friends and both operas premiered in the 1930s. […]


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Fall 2019 student recital application request form is now open

To requisition your Fall 2019 student recital, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/Fj19Qe1koO   Information regarding this form is available in the student hnandbook or through your applied instructor All dates and times must be approved by your applied instructor and accompanist prior to filling out this form. Please do not request any dates or times that […]


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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.