Music News

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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…

Adams State Choir Concert is April 21

A special addition to the evening will be the performance of “Unicornis Captivatur” by Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo. Continue Reading…

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…