Dr. Jess Rushing is joining CSU Music Therapy this fall

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is pleased to announce that Dr. Jess Rushing is joining Colorado State University’s outstanding music therapy faculty. Dr. Rushing comes to CSU following three years at the University of Louisville as an assistant professor of Music Therapy, and receiving her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of […]


Artist’s Guide to Wellness is back for Fall 2021

The popular course is back for Fall 2021. 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 Artist’s Guide to Wellness, is designed to provide creative arts students with an increased understanding […]

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CSU Marching Band announces drum majors for Fall 2021

Fall 2021 Drum Majors: Kathryn Kennedy from Fruita Monument High School, and Katie St. Gemme-Pate from Legend High School The Colorado State University Marching Band announces the drum majors for the 2021 season. In the coveted role, Fruita Monument High School alum Kathryn Kennedy and Legend High School alum Katie St. Gemme-Pate will conduct the 250-member […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Keyboard Area

Sicong “Frank” Zhou (B.M. 2019, CSU; M.M. 2021, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music) was offered a full fellowship to pursue his D.M.A. at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. While a CSU student, Frank won the CSU Concerto Competition, performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with the University Symphony Orchestra, and was an International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival (IKOF) silver […]

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Music faculty recognized for outstanding contributions in 2021

The College of Liberal Arts announced the 2021 college award winners where staff and faculty are recognized for their contributions to their units, the College, the university, and to their colleagues and their profession/discipline. Dr. Blythe LaGasse and Dr. Erik Johnson were recognized for outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and service in 2021. Ann Gill Faculty […]

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Music Ed alum named Niwot High School Teacher of the Year

Laura Walters (Marshall), a CSU alum of the M.M. Music Education with Licensure program, was selected as the 2021 Teacher of the Year for Niwot High School. Laura shared the news saying, “I am so incredibly humbled and blessed to to have even been nominated, let alone have won! This year has been completely bizarre, […]

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Filming an organ concert during the pandemic

If you’ve never seen the hands and feet of an organist up-close during an organ concert, Colorado State University’s RamProductions’ most recent project will change that. With social-distancing guidelines impacting large gatherings, CSU music professor, Dr. Joel Bacon, put on a private organ concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Listen to Journalism and Media Communications […]

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Milestone Year of Service

Every year, Colorado State University celebrates employees achieving a decade of service of more. Congratulations to all who have reached a Milestone year of service this academic year, and thank you for your commitment to Colorado State University. 10 years Dawn Grapes, Associate Professor of Music; Music History Bonnie Jacobi, Associate Professor of Music; Music […]