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2020 Graduation Celebration for CSU Music

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance celebrates our 2020 music graduates! We are very proud of everything you’ve accomplished at Colorado State University! While the semester did not conclude in the traditional way, unique circumstances create unique individuals. We’re excited to see how EVERYTHING you’ve learned during your time at CSU will create a […]


Performing arts majors present research and creativity

Several School of Music, Theatre, and Dance students creative work was selected for Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC). This year, the annual event is being held online and is open for viewing. Presented in this gallery are more than 225 posters showcasing the fantastic work that CSU undergraduates from all eight colleges are doing […]


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Announcing Dr. Cayla Bellamy as CSU’s new assistant professor of bassoon

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is excited to announce Dr. Cayla Bellamy as our new assistant professor of bassoon, starting Fall 2020. Dr. Bellamy comes to Colorado State University following four highly successful years as the bassoon professor at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also taught courses in music education and […]



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Socioemotional Learning in the Music Classroom

Dr. Bonnie Jacobi will present a professional development session entitled “Socioemotional Learning in the Music Classroom” for K-12 Music Teachers in Forsythe County School District, in Georgia, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The session will be presented via live video-stream.


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K. Dawn Grapes receives Renaissance Society of America fellowship

In Dec., Dr. K. Dawn Grapes, associate professor of music history, was awarded the Claude V. Palisca Fellowship in Musicology by the 2020 Renaissance Society of America fellowships committee; the honor included a research stipend. The fellowship is specified for Dr. Grapes’ biography project “Patrons and Biography: John Dowland,” and funds will be used to […]


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Emeritus Professor Janet Landreth inducted into Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame

In Fall 2019, emeritus piano professor, Janet Landreth, was inducted into the inaugural Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. With their names included on a commemorative display, 43 of North America’s most committed professionals were honored with a red carpet award ceremony and dinner during the two-day event hosted at the historic Steinway factory in […]


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CSU Offers Continuing Education Credit at CMEA

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 2020 event. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and salary step increment. 2020 Cost: Price $112: 1 credit hour (attendance/reflections on 13 units of CMEA […]


In Memory: Robert Franklin Nisbett

Robert Franklin Nisbett, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in North Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, Nov. 25. He leaves his wife of 53 years, Ellen Nisbett; his daughter Tamara Di Pasquallucci; son Heath Nisbett; four grandchildren; and his younger brother David Nisbett. Robert Nisbett was born on August 12, 1937, in Niles, Ohio. […]


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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 […]