Music News

Honor Festival Showcase Concert is February 18

This special concert is part of the Adams State Top of the Nation Honor Festival, an annual event that brings over 200 talented high school singers and instrumentalists to campus. Continue Reading…

Air Force Academy Band’s Academy Winds will present free concert at Adams State

Academy Winds, a six-member woodwind and percussion group, superbly supports the Air Force Academy Band’s missions of community relations, educational outreach, and Air Force recruiting. Continue Reading…

Tracy Doyle will perform with Japanese clarinetist Sugo on February 9

Tracy Doyle, professor of music, teaches applied flute, chamber music, and courses in music education. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin February 16

This semester the theme will be “Pop Goes the Music,” celebrating popular music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Continue Reading…

Valley Community Chorus presents “A Light in the Darkness”

“Join us and find the joy and meaning of this season,” said VCC director David Schneider. Continue Reading…

ASU Voice Recital is December 10

The Voice Area Recital is the culmination of the students’ progress for the semester. Continue Reading…

ASU Wind Ensemble Concert is December 1

“We have some exciting standards to help ring in the holiday session and a special treat at the end for our last piece,” said Dr. Angela Winter, band director. Continue Reading…

Celebrate the season with the Adams State Celtic Christmas concert

Come and enjoy traditional holiday classics - alongside whirling jigs and reels, all with a Celtic flair. Continue Reading…

ASU Percussion Extravaganza is November 23

From Ghana to Guatemala, Prokofiev to Reich, the concert will include music of the Americas and beyond. Continue Reading…

ASU alumnus shares Fulbright experience

“Saxophonists and traditional instrumental musicians thought it was impossible.” Continue Reading…

ASU Choir Concert recognizes anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination

In addition, the choirs will be performing early American hymns, folk songs and spirituals, as well as works based on texts by the Civil War poet, Walt Whitman. Continue Reading…

ASU Wind Ensemble is October 25

The Adams State University Department of Music Wind Ensemble Concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in Richardson Hall Auditorium. Continue Reading…

Guest percussion artist to perform on Adams State campus

Pennington presents concerts, clinics and masterclasses as a cultural envoy for the State Department in the Middle East (Lebanon). Continue Reading…

Pianist Alex McDonald will perform on the ASU campus

Alex McDonald has soloed with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, among others. Continue Reading…

ASU Faculty Collage Concert is September 24

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

Valley Community Chorus rehearsals begin September 22

This semester the theme will be “Light in the Darkness,” with a mix of traditional, modern, and newer pieces performed. Continue Reading…

SLV Symphony Spring Concert is May 9

The program will feature popular selections including Ludwig van Beethoven's dramatic Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus, J. S. Bach's profound Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D Major. Continue Reading…

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…