Music News

Valley Community Chorus presents “A Celebration of Words in Music”

This concert pairs the words from religious texts, anonymous texts, and poetry from Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling with music by Eric Whitacre, Paul Manz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others. Continue Reading…

Percussion Extravaganza is April 28

The Adams State Percussion Ensemble will perform the works of Levitan, Rennick, Reich, Shostakovich, Trevino, Westlake, and more. Continue Reading…

Composers Concert is April 25

The concert will feature newly written chamber music by student composers Ben Paden, Dryden Hill, Logan Hjelmstad, Lais Harmsen, Sage Vickers, and Jon Colson. Continue Reading…

Chamber Choir to perform Liebeslieder (Lovesong) Waltzes at spring concert

The Adams State University Concert and Chamber Choirs will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Sacred Heart Church, located in Alamosa. Continue Reading…

Spring Jazz Concert is April 22

“We will be dipping into some classic Smokey Robinson, art rock from King Crimson and a twist on a Kurt Weil classic." Continue Reading…

Powell’s Faculty Recital is April 18 CANCELED

This event has been canceled - a rescheduled date will be announced at a later date. Continue Reading…

ASU Brass Choir is April 9

“The music being made by this group is inspiring and delightful.” Continue Reading…

Adams State will host the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory

The Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory program is designed for strings students, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Continue Reading…

Guest percussion concert is March 12

As a teacher, Wier has taught students of all ages and directed indoor and outdoor percussion programs at several high schools in Arizona. Continue Reading…

Adams State establishes 15-credit requirement for full-time status

Adams State University undergraduate students must now enroll in 15 credit hours per semester to be considered full-time, effective for the fall 2015 semester. Continue Reading…

Opera Colorado comes to Adams State on March 10

Take the journey as Opera Colorado presents the world famous love story of Romeo and Juliet, Gounod’s opera based on the play by William Shakespeare. Continue Reading…

ASU Top of the Nation honor band and choir festival is in its 16th year

They will be joined by the Honor Choirs for Franz Biebl’s double choir setting of “Ave Maria.” Continue Reading…

Doyle’s Faculty Recital is February 17

Music will include Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich; Woodpecker by Louis Andriessen; First Concerto by Lou Harrison; After the Crash by Andrew Staniland and New-thaan by Bob Becker. Continue Reading…

Spring enrollment stays even with last year

Total enrollment as of census date, February 4, is 3,470, a decrease of less than 1 percent (14 students) from last spring. This includes 2,503 undergraduates and 967 graduate students. Continue Reading…

The Sounds of Science

One-thousand photos . . . Several thousand lines of data . . . At least six different software packages Continue Reading…

Annual Winter Fest Concert is December 7

The choirs will be performing holiday music from across the centuries. Continue Reading…

Percussion Extravaganza is December 10

“This unique work is an aural and visual treat to audience members of all ages,” Doyle said. Continue Reading…

SLV Symphony presents Holiday Classics Concert

The program will feature beloved holiday favorites including the Overture and Pastoral Symphony from Handel’s Messiah and “A Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson. Continue Reading…

ASU Wind Ensemble CONCERT LOCATION CHANGED

The program will include music by Gustov Holst; Alfred Reed, “Russian Christmas Music;” and music by Charles Ives. Continue Reading…

Fall Jazz Concert is November 20

The ASU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Joseph Armetta, will perform numbers by jazz greats including Miles Davis, Billy Strayhorn, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bennis Haris... Continue Reading…

Beeman will perform her first faculty recital on November 6

She will perform a mixture of classical, theatre, folk songs, and classical jazz. Continue Reading…

Concert Choir to perform Ave Maria at fall concert

The Concert Choir will perform Ave Maria, a beautiful double choir piece by German composer, Franz Biebl, as well as works featuring texts by William Blake and Rumi. Continue Reading…

Wind Ensemble Concert on October 26 is in Leon Memorial Hall

“The music selected for this concert will take advantage of the acoustics and setting to provide for a great experience for audience members and performers.” Continue Reading…

Homecoming jazz performance will be at the Brew Pub

“We invite other students and community members to come and sit in and play.” Continue Reading…

Wonder Kid Band to perform at Adams State

The program will include selections by Schumann, Massenet, Wainwright, Garner, Séjourné, Cacci, Radiohead, and Joni Mitchell. Continue Reading…

Alumni to be honored at Homecoming

Activities during the 2014 Adams State University Homecoming include fire, jazz, floats, awards, food, golf tees, theatre, and, of course, football. Continue Reading…

Luna Itzel will perform Mexican folk music in Leon Memorial Hall

According to lunaitzel.com, Itzel has the most beautiful and expressive voice on Mexico’s contemporary music scene. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin September 30

Valley Community Chorus is open to all adults in the San Luis Valley including high school students, in ninth through twelfth grades. Continue Reading…

Classical Music Concert Series begins with tenor Adam Klein

“This is the start of a continuing classical music concert series collaboration with a community of music lovers from around the SLV,” said Dr. Tracy Doyle, ASU Music Department chair. Continue Reading…

Alamosa Town Band presents free concerts at Adams State

The Alamosa Town Band will perform patriotic and Americana music at two concerts over the Independence Day weekend. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 8, on the east la Continue Reading…