Congratulations, Dr. Meghan Taylor

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance congratulates Meghan Taylor, the department’s athletic band support specialist on several major accomplishments. Meghan attended her hooding ceremony this past weekend at the University of North Texas and has two international speaking engagements related to her primary academic focus. According to the University of North Texas website, “The […]

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Music Education Alum Nominated for Teacher of the Year

CSU Music Education alum, Maisie Phillips (B.M., 2020), who teaches at Sanborn Elementary School in St. Vrain School District, was awarded Teacher of the Year for her school during a district-wide Tribute to Teachers awards ceremony held on April 29, 2023. About the Award The awards program, sponsored by the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education […]

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Celebrate! CSU Milestones

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 Denise Apodaca – Senior Instructor, Honors Faculty Erik Johnson – Associate Professor of Music, Instrumental […]

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Dr. Cayla Bellamy has article published on curriculum diversification

Cayla Bellamy, CSU bassoon professor, had an article published on New Music USA’s New Music Box on “Diversifying Curriculum: Representation, Risks, and Responsible Pedagogy.” The online article includes a video overview of Dr. Bellamy’s five steps for ethical inclusion and responsible pedagogy for visual/audio audiences. According to New Music USA’s YouTube post, the article discusses how “increasing […]

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CSU students elected to the board of the collegiate music educators association

When voting for the Collegiate National Association (CNAfME) of Music Educators state board of directors, three CSU Music Education majors were elected to serve in the positions of president, secretary, and general music representative. CNAfME is an organization open to students who are interested in any phase of music teaching and is the collegiate arm […]

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Bonnie Jacobi selected for music education national panel

Music education professor, Dr. Bonnie Jacobi, has been selected to serve on a national panel for historical research in music education, which will take place at the Normal Symposium for the History of Music Education in Normal, Illinois in May 2023. The event is part of a scholarly research interest group within the National Association […]

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Wil Swindler’s Elevenet releases new album, Space Bugs

Music instructor Wil Swindler recently released a new album titled “Space Bugs.” The album by Wil Swindler’s Elevenet received a four-star review in Downbeat Magazine in February. Downbeat is a popular magazine, but given jazz’s origins, it is considered one of the premier publications on the art form. “Any review in the magazine has a […]

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Jazz professor Wil Swindler featured at Jazz Education Network Conference

The head of CSU Jazz Studies, Wil Swindler, and his band, The Elevenet were featured performers at the 2023 Jazz Education Network Conference. The fourteenth annual conference was held on Jan. 4-7 in Orlando, Florida. According to the organization’s website, the conference offers a variety of events, including sessions and clinics to fit every attendee’s […]