Music News

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ASU Music 4 Kids sparks love of music

“The program was awesome. I am glad we took advantage of the opportunity. It would be great if it was available through-out the year.” Continue Reading…

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Valley Community Chorus will perform in Creede and Alamosa

“We look forward to celebrating with you music that is a vibrant part of our nation’s cultural heritage,” said director David Schneider. Continue Reading…

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Percussion Academy students will perform in concert on April 25

“It is a really great program,” Manzanares added. “I enjoyed learning from Adams State students and would recommend this program for others.” Continue Reading…

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Percussion Extravaganza will feature Salida Circus

Transformations, a performance with interesting costuming, makeup, and aerialists, will be Cirque de Soleil in nature. Continue Reading…

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Adams State choir concert is April 20

A special addition to the evening will be performances by the men and women of Chamber Choir. Continue Reading…

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Richmond will join Adams State Jazz Ensemble for benefit concert

The concert will also feature the a cappella group, 68 West, jazz standards, popular music, and much more. Continue Reading…

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Chamber Choir will perform with the Winds and Percussion Ensemble on April 11

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, the ASU Winds and Percussion will perform an arrangement of Three Dance Episodes. Continue Reading…

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Music Alumnus assists at Top of the Nation Honor Band

“Adams State is a very congenial school and the professors take the time to work with students individually. The students here receive better training in all areas..." Continue Reading…

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The next ASU Faculty Lecture is March 14

Adams State faculty members will address these challenges while discussing the intersection of emerging gender fluidity in the fields of counseling, theatre, and music. Continue Reading…

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Winds and Percussion Concert is March 8

The performance is the kick-off event for the Adams State Top of the Nation Honor Band, which will host over 150 high school instrumentalists from Colorado and Texas. Continue Reading…

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Learning the music business hits a high note

“There are so many opportunities at Adams State, if you apply yourself and take advantage of those that come your way.” Continue Reading…

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ASU Music Department will offer free Music 4 Kids class

The class is open to the first 20 students who register and the course is free of charge. Continue Reading…

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Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin February 13

The first rehearsal is February 13, in the Adams State University Music Building room 117. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Chamber Choir will perform at Broadmoor

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to share what we are doing at Adams State and potentially recruit new students through recommendations from the high school teachers who are present.” Continue Reading…

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Two performances of Handel’s Messiah are scheduled

“Join us for one of the world’s most beloved concert experiences,” said David Schneider, Valley Community Chorus director. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Jazz Concert will feature Chris Wabich

Chris Wabich, Los Angeles based drum set and steel pan artist, will perform with the jazz and steel pan groups. Continue Reading…

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Composition XX is November 15

The concert, “Composition XX,” will feature Delaney Armstrong and premieres Miranda Johnson. Continue Reading…

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ASU Choir Concert is November 3

The concert will celebrate the heritage of immigrants, recognizing the hardships many face. Continue Reading…

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Percussion Academy open to grades 9 through 12

Students will be taught a variety of styles including steel pans, African hand drumming, Brazilian Samba, drum set, drum line, concert percussion, Central America and Zimbabwean marimba. Continue Reading…

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Adams State Music Alumna Victoria Ricci will perform October 26

While at Adams State, Ricci performed extensively in both Music and Theatre Department events. Continue Reading…

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VOCES8 performance is October 30

Based in London, Voces8 expertly blends eight exquisite voices as they perform repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and jazz and pop arrangements. Continue Reading…

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Lipke will speak at next faculty lecture

In order to bring music to the common person, rather than just the highly educated, many chorale tunes were composed. Continue Reading…

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Music alumnus Rahn to perform during Homecoming

“I knew Adams State would provide an all-around education and time for me to devote to learning my craft” Continue Reading…

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VOCES8 will perform at Adams State University

Based in London, VOCES8 expertly blends eight exquisite voices as they perform repertoire from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and jazz and pop arrangements. Continue Reading…

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Piano Taos will perform a recital of Hispanic composers at Adams State

This recital is in support of the Music Department’s ETHOS: Exploring Equity through Music project. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin September 12

The first rehearsal is September 12, in the Adams State University Music Building room 117. Continue Reading…

Guest artist recital is September 5

The concert will include works by Rufus Wainwright, John Mayer, Philip Rothman, Paul Harvey, and Libby Larsen. Continue Reading…

Adams State percussion concert to feature violinist Chloe Trevor

Internationally recognized violinist Chloe Trevor will solo in the concert "Xochiquetzal: Percussion Works of Goddesses, Earth, Skies, and Souls," Monday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Richardson Hall Aud. Continue Reading…

Support music students at spring fundraiser

“I’m certain there is something for everyone at this concert and the students have worked very hard,” Doyle said. “We prepared far more music than we can present in one evening.” Continue Reading…