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Benjamin Pouncey Selected for the 2022 Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project

Colorado State University graduate conducting student Benjamin Pouncey, was recently selected from a national pool of applicants to conduct the U.S. Air Force Band this summer in the National Band Association’s (NBA) Young Composer/Conductor Mentor Project in Washington D.C. The Young Conductor Mentor Project was implemented in 2004 at the suggestion of mentor Frank Ticheli […]


Dr. Laura Beer will join the music therapy faculty this fall

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Beer is joining Colorado State University’s outstanding music therapy faculty as associate professor in Fall 2022. Dr. Beer comes to CSU following serving the last four years as director of music therapy at Maryville University. “We are excited to have Dr. […]

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Emily Anderson takes first place in the West-Central Regional NATS Competition

Colorado State University vocal student Emily Anderson participated in the 2021 West Central Regional Student Auditions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS); the 59th annual competition for Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas vocalists. Emily Anderson, a CSU master’s student, placed first in the graduate category of the West-Central regional National Association of Teachers of […]

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CSU Alum Robert Pippin awarded endowed professorship at Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Robert Pippin (CSU B.M. ’00, M.M. ’03) Colorado State University Alum, Robert Pippin, has been awarded an appointment as the Northwest Missouri State University Dennis C. Dau Professor of Instrumental Music for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. Dr. Pippin is a two-time graduate of Colorado State University, earning a B.M. in Music in […]

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Maestro Wes Kenney named a 2022 Colorado State University Distinguished Professor

Wes Kenney has been named the first University Distinguished Professor from the CSU School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. University Distinguished Professorships “symbolize the continuing commitment of Colorado State University to the pursuit of excellence” and are bestowed upon “the most outstanding faculty members of Colorado State University for the duration of their association with […]

‘Hope Arises’ on the wings of the premiere of James David composition, ‘Flying Jewels’

The internationally recognized composer and CSU professor of music composition had the piece, “Flying Jewels,” commissioned for The United States Air Force Band project “Hope Arises.” The composition recently premiered at the New Jersey Music Educator’s Association conference.

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John Lindsey blazes a trail across the opera world

John Lindsey American tenor John Lindsey, instructor of music at Colorado State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, has been noted for his “clarion tone” and “blazing tenor” by Opera News. Lindsey recently brought that “clarion tone” to bear in his performance of Monostatos with Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte. Des […]

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‘Hope Arises’ on the wings of the premiere of James David composition, ‘Flying Jewels’

Dr. James David, composer and CSU professor. James M. David, an internationally recognized composer who currently serves as professor of music composition at Colorado State University, is dedicated to creating dynamic and thoughtful music for all. His work is regularly inspired by moving words, images and ideas from the past and present. David’s composition, “Flying […]

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CSU voice student, Lauren Bumgarner, wins first place at the Denver Lyric Opera Guild annual competition

On Saturday, March 19, twenty-eight talented vocalists competed for top prizes in the annual Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition. Colorado State University graduate student, Lauren Bumgarner, won first place. According to the guild’s website, the organization’s mission is to encourage and support young singers and provide continuing education for DLOG members in the appreciation and […]