Fighting on with all its might, CSU anthem turns 90

Play the CSU Fight Song The Rocky Mountain Collegian from Nov. 16, 1932 The CSU Fight Song turns 90 years old this Saturday, Nov. 19! While the lyrics have changed slightly over time – mainly the modification of “stalwart Aggies” to “stalwart Ram Team” as the university’s mascot and name changed in 1950s – the […]


CMEA at the Broadmoor pictured

CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at CMEA

NOTIFY ME WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS MU 590D Course Assignment MU 590D Course Syllabus 2023 CMEA Continuing Education Credit Details As a unique benefit to those attending the annual Colorado Music Educators Association conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado State University will once again offer Continuing Education Unit Credit during the 2022 event being held at the Broadmoor […]


Gaby at Todos Santos

CSU Music alumna, Gabriela Ocádiz Velazquez, is new Professor of Music Education at University of Arizona

Music alumna, Gabriela Ocádiz Velazquez (Master of Music, Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option, 2015), accepted a tenure-track assistant professor of music education position at the University of Arizona in Aug. Among several topics, Dr. Ocádiz Velazquez is an expert on transcribing and preserving Mexican folksongs and has returned to CSU’s Colorado Kodaly Institute to present […]


professional development workshop

Music education master’s student leads district-wide presentation

Music education masters student, Laura Taylor, presented a district-wide professional development session titled “Kodály-inspired Teaching in the General Music Classroom” to teachers in Waynesville R-VI School District in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in Sept. Laura completed her Kodaly Level III during the Colorado Kodaly Institute this summer, and is a music teacher at Thayer Elementary School […]


Tim Sanchez

Alum Tim Sanchez is THE VOICE of the CSU Marching Band

The CSU Marching Band is excited to announce that band alum Tim Sanchez is the new Voice of the CSUMB! Tim graduated from CSU in 2017 with B.M. degrees in percussion performance and composition. You can hear Tim announcing in Canvas Stadium during our pregame and half time shows. Congratulations, Tim! About Tim Sanchez Tim […]


Montana MEA

Music education master’s student to present in Montana

Music education masters student, MaryRose Schiemann, will give a conference presentation titled “Long Range Planning for Success” at the Montana Music Educators Association Conference on Oct. 21, 2022. MaryRose was the recipient of Colorado Kodály Institute’s first Jenna Olschlager Williams Award on July 29, 2022, and was selected to conduct the final song on the Institute’s […]


George Crumb

Music Professor Abigail Shupe’s new book explores collective memory through the music of George Crumb

CSU music professor Dr. Abigail Shupe’s newest publication, War and Death in the Music of George Crumb: A Crisis of Collective Memory, argues that a crisis of collective memory persists among Americans, especially in terms of American war. Dr. Shuppe analyzes this in terms of two pieces by George Crumb, “Winds of Destiny” (2004) and “Black […]


Young musicians in Ecuador

CSU clarinet professor making music with an extra measure of meaning

In mid-October, Ferreira is traveling with his group, Jâca Duo, to Ecuador to perform at the Festival International de Musica, a trip that was postponed due to COVID. While there, he will fulfill a promise to donate funds to a local musical community in need, funds gathered through his guitar and clarinet duo’s philanthropic mission to create “Music with Meaning.”



Flowers in front of UCA

Fall 2022 Music Education Faculty Notes

Dr. Jacobi will present an invited session at the 2022 National Conference of the American Eurhythmics Society in Helotes, Texas on October 8, 2022. The title of the session is: “Developing the Child’s Sense of Touch: Tactile Activities Then and Now.” Also, this fall, Dr. Jacobi will join the CSU Concert Orchestra on Dec. 4 […]