School of
Music, Theatre, and Dance

In A Year of Challenges, SMTD Experiences Great Support

It’s been a very tough year for the performing arts, but donor support has not wavered. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance received $20M in support in 2020, including the upgrade and naming of the Instrument Rehearsal Hall, thanks to Cindy Haraway “Boomer.”

Spring 2018

Attention Was Paid: Retiring CSU theatre professor receives the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion

Laura Jones’ four decades of work in theatre in higher education didn’t go unnoticed, earning her one of the most prestigious honors in theatre education.

Winter 2017

Joint Stock: Exploring the human experience with the Freshman Theatre Project

Professor Walt Jones challenges his freshmen students to bring the human experience to life on stage in a unique way: through a production of interview theatre.

Spring 2017

Middle School Outreach Ensemble inspires the next generation

The Middle School Outreach Ensembles (MSOE) program is an internationally recognized, community-based music outreach program sponsored by CSU that provides music instruction to local middle school students.

Winter 2016

A Great Museum for a Great University

Great universities have great art museums, and Colorado State is no exception.

Awakening the mind with music

A CSU program shows that attending the symphony reverses cognitive decline in people with dementia.

The CSU Marching Band: longest-standing Ram tradition

Formed in 1901, CSU’s marching band is the longest-standing tradition, and has maintained it’s mission to represent the University, support our athletic teams, and entertain fans.