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Because by R.K. Slade drew enormous attention from the marching band world with an accurate depiction of a music-focused lifestyle. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

R.K. Slade’s ‘Because’ brings new light to the marching band lifestyle

Mckenzie Moore April 11, 2017

"Because" by R.K. Slade recently skyrocketed up the Amazon bestseller charts in the music genre, quickly drawing attention from the nationwide marching band community. The story follows the adventures...

Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

CSU Men’s Chorus and University Chorus share the stage for themed spring concert

Mckenzie Moore April 7, 2017

A crowd packed into Griffin Concert Hall on Friday night to see a double choral performance, featuring "The Music of Living" by the CSU Men's Chorus and "The Music of Life" by the University Chorus. The...

The Polaris String Quartet performed two pieces in four movements each on April 5 at the Organ Recital Hall. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

CSU Polaris String Quartet performs spring concert at UCA

Mckenzie Moore April 7, 2017

The Polaris String Quartet, composed of four string players from a variety of backgrounds, performed their spring semester concert on April 5. An audience of community members, Music Appreciation students...

The Ralph Opera Program presents A Little Night Music, a comedy about diverse couples on the search for love. Photo credit: Christian Johnson

Ralph Opera Program presents spring opera “A Little Night Music”

Mckenzie Moore April 2, 2017

Opening March 30 and running until April 2, "A Little Night Music" continues the Ralph Opera Program's 2016-2017 year with a hilarious production in Griffin Concert Hall at the UCA. Dr. Tiffany Blake...

Photo credit: Jack Starkebaum

CSU Oboe Studio performs technique-based repertoire

Mckenzie Moore March 30, 2017

CSU Oboe Studio students showcased their skills in a varied repertoire on March 29, featuring the compositions of Mozart, Beethoven and more modern musical influences such as Benjamin Britten. Madoka Asari...

The sculpture Steel Splat by Doris Laughton sits in front of the University Center for the Arts. With the recent removal of the Soup Can sculpture from the UCA, the building will be adding new art instalations throughout.

Frangel López Ceseña wins CSU Concerto Competition

Mckenzie Moore March 9, 2017

Three Concerto Competition finalists competed against each other March 7, each playing a unique solo with the CSU Sinfonia. Frangel López Ceseña on violin, Joe Jones on marimba and Julius Hochmuth on...

The CSU Concert Band stands after their final piece in Joie de Vivre, a French-inspired repertoire to kick off their Spring 2017 performance season. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

CSU Concert Band performs lively French-inspired repertoire

Mckenzie Moore March 7, 2017

The non-audition Colorado State University Concert Band performed their first concert of the semester on Sunday, presenting the audience with an engaging repertoire consisting of French compositions and...

The cast of Arturo Ui takes a bow at the end of their environmental performance, interspersed between audience members. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

CSU theatre students master political satire in ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

March 6, 2017

The cast of "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui" engaged the audience in an environmental performance at the University Center for the Arts Friday evening. The satirical plot depicts the story of Adolf...

The CSU Concert Choir and Concert Orchestra combined for a special collaboration. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

CSU choirs and orchestra combine for double feature

March 4, 2017

The Griffin Concert Hall welcomed two groups to its stage on March 3. The first, a combined group featuring the Colorado State University Concert Choir and the CSU Concert Orchestra, presented “Vivaldi’s...

The Colorado State University Wind Symphony performed at the University Center for the Arts Friday night. Photo credit: Brooke Buchan

CSU Wind Symphony presents “War and Peace”

Mckenzie Moore February 25, 2017

Rebecca Phillips conducted the CSU Wind Symphony's most recent concert, "War and Peace: The Hundred Years' War," on Feb. 24 in Griffin Concert Hall. With guest musicians and featured directors, the performance...

CSUs Jazz Ensemble II concludes the first part of the concert. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

Fort Collins High School Jazz Band and CSU jazz ensembles present invitational concert

Mckenzie Moore February 24, 2017

On Feb. 22, three jazz ensembles gathered in Griffin Concert Hall for the first jazz performance of the spring 2017 semester. In addition to Colorado State University's two jazz ensembles, the University...

The Trebuchet Wind Trio prepares for their final piece of the night, the Cantina Song from Star Wars. Photo credit: Mckenzie Moore

Trebuchet Wind Trio performs lively Valentines concert at UCA

February 16, 2017

The University Center for the Arts welcomed the Trebuchet Wind Trio for a Valentine's Day performance. The trio, comprised of Andra Bohnet, Kip Franklin and Rebecca Mindock, performed a diverse repertoire...

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