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Music: YouTube sensation takes shamisen playing seriously

From the Coloradoan Newspaper on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 It would be easy to write off shamisen player Kevin Kmetz as a novelty act if all you knew were his YouTube covers of Led Zeppelin tunes and performances with his side project God of Shamisen. But hear him performing minyos (Japanese folk songs), and you’d […]

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Music: Junior Chaazi Munyanya wins annual CSU Singer of the Year competition

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 12, 2011, in the Organ Recital Hall at the University Center for the Arts. At the Singer of the Year Competition, undergraduate voice students compete for […]

Dr. James McDonald Instructing

CSU will greatly miss Dr. James McDonald, assistant professor of voice

Colorado State University and the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance mourn the passing of James McDonald who died Feb. 11, 2011 at his home in Loveland, Colo. “A mark of an excellent teacher is the ability to teach students how to teach themselves. James McDonald did just that. He was truly inspirational. He did […]

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Music: Margaret Miller Receives 2010 Outstanding Teacher Award

The Colorado State University Department of Music is proud to announce that Margaret Miller, special assistant professor of viola and chamber music, and coordinator of CSU’s Graduate String Quartet Program, received the 2010 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Colorado American String Teachers Association, Inc. The award was presented during the 2011 Colorado Music Educators Association […]

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Music: CSU’s Dancing Band Man

Gotta check out CSU’s Dancing Band Man, Joe Spina, get his groove-thang on during a CSU Pep Band performance at a Rams basketball game. Joe is a graduate teaching assistant for the Colorado State University Marching Band and knows a thing or two about how to get a crowd pumped up!  

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Griffin Concert Hall featured on cover of School Band and Orchestra Magazine

Fort Collins, Colo –The Griffin Concert Hall, at Colorado State University’s University Center for the Arts, is pictured on the cover of the 2011 edition of School Band and Orchestra’s Music Students’ College Search and Career Guide. This special edition features profiles of music schools across the nation, as well as tips for incoming music freshmen. […]

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Music: CSU students perform at Cherry Creek Mall

This holiday season, Colorado State University music students will perform for shoppers at the Cherry Creek Mall. The weekend performances will set up between Tiffany’s and Starbucks. Enjoy the following ensembles at the Cherry Creek Mall: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m. – Woodwind Quintet (Lindsey Noble, Thomas Chen, Kira Putenney, Elena Von Reisen) Sunday, Nov. […]

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Music: BassoonaRAMa 2010 a big success

On Friday, November 19, 2010 over 50 bassoon players and enthusiasts came together from across the state for the biennial Bassoon-a-RAMa at Colorado State University. The guest for 2010 was Kathleen McLean, associate professor of bassoon at Indiana University and former associate principal bassoon with the Toronto Symphony. The day included a lecture and masterclass […]