Music News

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…

Internships give Adams State music students the business

Music business students literally get into the business through internships. Internships help students build their resumes with experience in music, promotion, event planning, and social media. Continue Reading…

Opera Colorado comes to Adams State on March 16 and March 17

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 Music 4 Kids class

This service learning project will provide observation and teaching opportunities for ASU music education majors and will provide a creative and musical experience for children in the San Luis Valley. Continue Reading…

ASU vocal professor will perform on March 3

Beeman, a lyric soprano, will perform classical selections and popular, Broadway tunes. Continue Reading…

ASU alumna receives Outstanding Young Music Educator Award

“To have other music educators nominate me was a true honor..." Continue Reading…

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…