Music News

Adams State spring semester filled with sounds of music

Let the magic of live performance smooth the wrinkles of your day and support Adams State students in pursuit of their dreams. Continue Reading…

Guest marimba recital is February 23

Wilson, a doctoral candidate in percussion performance at the UNC, is a fast-rising artist who has appeared as soloist, chamber musician and clinician throughout the United States. Continue Reading…

The USAF Academy Concert Band will perform a free concert at Adams State

The afternoon will feature a diverse repertoire that celebrates our Air Force’s 70th anniversary, the patriotic spirit of the American people, and also pays special tribute to our veterans. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin February 21

Valley Community Chorus is available to all adults and high school students. No auditions are required. Continue Reading…

Adams State's SLV Cultural Commissions to be premiered at CMEA convention

Internationally renowned composer Dr. Jack Stamp will conduct the Adams State Winds & Percussion Ensemble when it performs his piece San Luis Snapshots at the Colo. Music Educators Assoc. convention. Continue Reading…

ASU will participate in Ghostlight Project

“January 19th is a moment of gathering within a larger resistance to intolerance at all levels. We aim to create brave spaces that will serve as lights in the coming years..." Continue Reading…

SLV Symphony Holiday Classics Concert is December 10

The program will conclude with holiday favorites: Ralph Vaughan William’s Fantasia on Greensleeves and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Continue Reading…

ASU Music Dept. seeks patrons for SLV Cultural Commissions

The Adams State University Music Department is seeing patrons to support the commissioning of three original works that will celebrate the culture and soundscape of the San Luis Valley. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus presents “Winter’s Night”

“Join us, escape the hectic movement of the world, and reflect on the meaning of this season,” said VCC director David Schneider. Continue Reading…

ASU Percussion Extravaganza is December 2

The concert, directed by Dr. James Doyle, is a sampler of percussion from numerous cultures and will display the breadth and variety of percussion opportunities at Adams State. Continue Reading…

ASU Faculty Recital will feature Japanese clarinetist

Sugo, associated professor at Gunma University, teaches wind instruments and other courses including Japanese Traditional Instruments. Continue Reading…

William Lipke will present a Faculty Recital on November 20

In his tour of Eastern Europe this year, Lipke performed three recitals in Russia, including recitals in Igor Stravinsky’s hometown and in St. Petersburg, and one in Serbia. Continue Reading…

ASU Jazz Concert is November 17

“We invite you to a fun evening of contemporary and classic jazz standards, as well as popular arrangements by 68 West,” said Dr. Beth Robison, professor and chair of music. Continue Reading…

Madera Wind Quintet will perform on Nov. 16

All proceeds go to The Ethos Project: Exploring Equity Through Music. Continue Reading…

ASU Fall Choir Concert is November 4

This diverse program will include works from Columbia, Nigeria and the Sotho and Zulu cultures of South Africa, as well as an American hymn and spiritual. Continue Reading…

ASU Band Concert is October 18

The concert is a joint event with the Salida High School Band, under the direction of Adams State alumnus Andre Wilkins. Continue Reading…

ASU will host Brass Quintet Recital

The recital will feature works by Anthony Plog, Rafael Mendez, Gustavo Campa, and Hiram Rodriguez (world premier). Continue Reading…

ASU Faculty Collage Concert is September 29

After the concert, there will be a reception welcoming new and renewing Friends of Music members in the lobby of the Music Building. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin September 20

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

Donations help ASU Music Dept. dance to a different drum

"We have been incredibly fortunate to have such a beautiful relationship with Valerie Naranjo. Not only is she a world-renowned percussionist, but a wonderful educator and mentor to my students." Continue Reading…

Adams State will host the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory

The Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory is a week-long program designed for strings and piano students. Continue Reading…

Concert proceeds will benefit ASU music students

Choice will perform music from his recent CD, Tempest/Timberline. Continue Reading…

SLV Symphony Spring Concert is May 7

The program will conclude with an audience favorite, Johann Strauss Jr.'s "Thunder and Lightning Polka.” Continue Reading…

No Holds Barred: An Evening of Performance Art is May 3 and 4

Featuring performances by art, music, and theatre students, audiences should expect entertainment that is engaging, controversial, whimsical, personal, political, and more. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus presents “Pop Goes the Music”

Pop Goes the Music, will feature popular songs from stage, screen, radio, and television. Continue Reading…

Tracy Doyle honored by National Flute Association

“I am very honored and excited to have been selected for this special performance,” Doyle said. Continue Reading…

ASU Band Concert is May 1

“The pieces the Wind Ensemble are performing are all original works or arrangements done by our very own students.” Continue Reading…

ASU Spring Choir Concert is April 29

The concert will include Renaissance works by William Byrd and Pierre Passereau, and more. Continue Reading…

ASU Jazz Concert is April 21

68 West will be performing pieces by Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, ABBA, Queen and Michael Jackson. Continue Reading…

ASU Opera Workshop in concert on April 15

“I am extremely grateful to have worked with this very talented group of young singers. They have worked very hard to get to this particular performance." Continue Reading…