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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 […]

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Dr. Blythe LaGasse receives CSU Board of Governors Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award

Every year, Colorado State University celebrates the teaching, research, and service achievements of CSU students, alumni and friends, academic faculty, administrative professionals, and classified staff. As one of the most anticipated Universitywide events, various committees across campus nominate and select esteemed honorees. BOARD OF GOVERNORS EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING AWARD Recognizes a faculty member whose […]

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CSU announces Music Therapy Ph.D. program

Colorado State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Announces New Music Therapy Ph.D. Program Colorado State University is now accepting applications to its new Ph.D. in Music Therapy program, which will begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. With a long tradition in clinical education, research, and scholarship in music therapy — approved by the […]

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Music student receives national O.A.K.E. scholarship

For the second time in a month, a CSU Music master’s student has been selected to receive a prestigious national scholarship from the Organization of American Kodály Educators (O.A.K.E.). Brooke May, M.M. Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option, has been awarded O.A.K.E.’s Jenö Ádám Scholarship, which will subsidize her Level 2 Kodály training this summer. Ms. May teaches music at Lakeview […]

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Music student to present on women composers at musicology conference

Music major Annie Koppes will present a paper on women composers at the Regional American Musicological Society Conference Photo courtesy Annie Koppes Colorado State University undergraduate Musicology major, Annie Koppes, has been selected to present her paper at this year’s Regional American Musicological Society Conference. The conference will take place virtually, April 9-10, 2021. “This […]

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Music student receives national scholarship toward Kodály certification

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance music student, Laura Alleman, M.M. Music Education Specialization, Kodály Option, has been selected to receive the prestigious Denise Bacon Scholarship Award from the Organization of American Kodály Educators (O.A.K.E.). According to the O.A.K.E. website, the award provides partial funding for further study at OAKE-endorsed Kodály certification programs in the United […]

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Announcing the Spring 2021 SMTD and MSAC representatives!

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance would like to congratulate those elected to serve on the inaugural SMTD Student Advisory Council, starting in the Spring 2021 semester. The new SMTD Student Advisory Council: Riley Busch, 2nd year, music therapy Beatrice Lincke, 3rd year, music performance Elliot Benson, 1st year, dance Sierra La Rue, 2nd […]


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, […]