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Music, Science Blend in ‘Geeky’ Student Project

By Tony Phifer, CSU External Relations Rachel Lana loves to play the clarinet, but when she developed tendinitis in high school from playing the instrument she wondered what she could do to treat the painful condition. Beyond physical therapy, the only treatment advice she got was to simply stop playing the clarinet and rest. She […]


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February 2018 Class Notes

Chloe Patrick, 2016, B.A. Music I graduated from CSU with a degree in music and a minor in business administration. I am currently the customer service representative at Squires Insurance Solutions LLC, and obtained my Property and Casualty Producer icense earlier this year. However, music is my passion; it always has been, and always will be. Up until […]


Student Musicians Prepare for Final Round of Annual Concerto Competition

By Nicole Towne, Publicity Intern A love for music, passionate performances, and a bit of competition will be spotlighted at the University Center for the Arts during the Finnish and Fabulous Finals concert on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the University Center for the Arts. CSU students Dmitri Ascarrunz, Sicong Zhou, Kate Gelsinger, and Omar Calixto […]


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 2018 conference. The credit can be used for re-licensure, and salary step increment. Cost: $112 for 1 credit hour (attendance/reflections on 13 units of CMEA sessions) […]


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Spring 2018 Student Internships

General Information In the Spring of 2018, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University Center for the Arts will have two (2) available internship positions. The following information applies to both positions: Department: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; University Center for the Arts, Marketing Office, Rm. 112Academic Credit Offered: YesHours Per […]



OneBeat Music Festival Encourages Fort Collins to Listen Globally

By Tyler Stup, SMTD Publicity Intern As the lights dim on the Lincoln Center’s Magnolia Stage, four people remain lit. They are musicians and activists prompted by two questions. “What do you feel is the role of music in sustaining and reimagining cultural identity and traditions? And why is that important for you on a […]


The Value of Music Education

By Katie Knutson, CSU Music Education Major This piece was originally written as an assignment for my Writing Arguments (CO 300) class. For the assignment, I had to choose an issue related to my field of study and argue for a stakeholder group to take action on; it was presented in the form of a […]


CSU Wind Symphony Highlights Innovative Music Moments to Help “Find Your State”!

By Tyler Stup, SMTD Publicity Intern Whether you’re seeing it spoofed, as a gif, or you’re even in theaters, it’s impossible to see Star Wars yellow text crawl without imagining the powerful beginning chords. Come Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Rebecca Philips will conduct CSU’s Wind Symphony on pioneering pieces of music, like the […]


Same holiday cheer, brand new Holiday Spectacular production

By Shannon Dale, Assistant Director of CLA Development It is that time of year again! Join the Northern Colorado community at Colorado State University’s University Center for the Arts for the delightful, family-friendly Holiday Spectacular. Performed by the University Symphony Orchestra, combined choirs, and special guests, the popular show has a whole new storyline. While […]