Music News

Recital will feature percussion music from Japan

The recital “Reikan: Percussion Music from Japan,” will include works for marimba, vibraphone, multi-percussion, timpani, and snare drum. Continue Reading…

Roundtable discussion will feature music faculty and guests

This lecture will investigate the recording industry, the return on investment from streaming services, and the cultural and psychological impact of the industry on society. Continue Reading…

Piano Taos will perform a Women Composers Concert on March 16

The program features music by Cecile Chaminade, Maria Szymanowska, Ethel Smyth, Germaine Tailleferre, Clara Schumann and Lili Boulanger. Continue Reading…

Opera Colorado has scheduled a free performance on March 14

Opera Colorado’s Young Artists are post-graduate emerging professional opera singers in an eight-month residency with Opera Colorado. Continue Reading…

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…

Guest pianist will perform at Adams State

Grimpo will perform "The Year" a full-length Romantic Period piano cycle by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. Continue Reading…

Adams State Band Concert is March 9

“Each of these works were inspired and influenced by the culture, geography, and people of the San Luis Valley,” said Dr. Angela Winter, band director. Continue Reading…

Irish band, Colcannon, will perform on Adams State campus

Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place. Continue Reading…

Her Voice Uplifted Concert is March 7

The performance will include works by Schumann, Chaminade, Boulanger, Higdon, Brandon, Matsushima, and Beglarian. Continue Reading…

Guest percussionist will perform at Adams State

Pickering has been commissioned by Adams State University, James Madison University, and many individual interests. Continue Reading…

Adams State will host Chicago Concert Choir Kapelle on March 5

Sunday’s concert program will center on music in respect to the theme, “No Greater Love” which will include a variety of pieces programmed for wide audience appeal. Continue Reading…

Adams State Choir Concert is March 3

This diverse program will include works from Zambia as well as a Romani dance from Serbia. Continue Reading…

2017 Adams State Mariachi Concert is March 4

The concert will showcase Mariachi Corazon del Valle, the Adams State mariachi group; Mariachi San Luis, from San Luis, Colo.; and Mariachi Tigre and Mariachi Tigritos, both from Taos, NM. Continue Reading…

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…