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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

Christina Herman 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 […]


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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 […]


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CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at CMEA

2021 CMEA Credit Registration 2021 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 2021 online event being held Jan. 27-30, 2021. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and […]


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Singing outdoors provides a lift

Within the context of strict adherence to School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (SMTD) and CSU COVID-19 policies, SMTD has persevered. Rather than abandon a semester of group music-making, the choral area has modified its approach to rehearsals by moving outdoors and providing a much-needed creative outlet for skill development.  University Chorus director, Dr. Seth […]


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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 […]