Music: Singer of the Year Awarded to Cassie Murray

02.17.10 – Vocal music majors at Colorado State University received a variety of awards, including the coveted “Singer of the Year,” at the annual competition that took place on Saturday, February 13, in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts. At the Singer of the Year Competition, undergraduate voice students compete […]


Music: CSU Vocal Alum Member of Ars Nova Singers

02.15.10 – On the program of a recent Ars Nova performance were four Majo Songs by Enrique Granados and the Habanera from Bizet’s “Carmen.” These were sung by Ars Nova’s remarkable mezzo-soprano, Tara U‘Ren. There is no question that she has one of the finest voices in the Ars Nova Singers, and because of her […]


Music: Musicology Professor Janet Pollack to Speak at National Renaissance Conference

01.30.10 – Dr. Janet Pollack, Colorado State University assistant professor of musicology, will be a keynote speaker at the joint Queen Elizabeth I Society/South-Central Renaissance Society national conference in Corpus Christie, TX, on March 18-20, 2010. Dr. Pollack will speak on “Anne Boleyn: Women, Music, and Gender Politics at the Tudor Court.” Last summer, Dr. […]


Music: Alums Compete at the Rocky Mountain Region MET Auditions

01.25.10 – Colorado State University tenor alums John Lindsey and James Baumgardner advanced from the Colorado-Wyoming District auditions to the Rocky Mountain Region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions that took place in Denver on Saturday, January 23, 2010. Lindsey and Baumgardner were two of just six singers to advance, and each received monetary awards of […]


Music: Gary Moody to Present at the International Double Reed Society 2010 Conference

01.24.10 – Colorado State University associate professor of oboe and bassoon, Gary Moody, had two proposals accepted for presentation at the International Double Reed Society 2010  Conference in Norman, Oklahoma on June 22-26. At the annual convention Dr. Moody will present research on double reed tuning titled Improving Intonation: Understanding what it Means to be […]


Music: Partnership with East China Normal University flourishes through music

01.15.10 – Colorado State University brings a musical focus to its partnership with East China Normal University, or ECNU. Located in Shanghai, ECNU has partnered with CSU on a number of important initiatives including remote sensing research and student exchange. The partnership between CSU and ECNU is now expanding in a new direction to include […]


Instructor of Music Therapy, Sarah Johnson, Wins AMTA Professional Practice Award

11.13.09 – Colorado State Univeristy Instructor of Music Therapy Sarah Johnson, was awarded the prestigious American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Professional Practice Award at the AMTA national Conference in San Diego on November 13, 2009. The Professional Practice Award recognizes “a significant contribution to the profession by utilizing special skills and/or knowledge in therapeutic practice, […]


Music: Maestro Kenney Receives 2009 Outstanding Teacher Award

The Colorado State University Department of Music is proud to announce that Wes Kenney, full professor of music and director of orchestras at CSU, received the 2009 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Colorado American String Teachers Association, Inc. The award was presented during the 26th Annual Western States Honor Orchestra Festival held at Monfort Concert […]


Music: Department Alum wins 12th Simone Belsky Piano Competition

11.10.09 – Colorado State University piano alum, Miroslava Mintcheva won the 12th Simone Belsky Piano Competition in Hartford, Connecticut on November 8, 2009. The competition began with a preliminary round by recording, and culminated in four elite pianists traveling to Hartford for the finals. Following a performance of three flawless Scalatti sonatas, the tour-de-force final […]