Programs and Camps

Summer 2018 dates are not yet available

Next  summer, Colorado State University will offer a wide range of performing arts experiences! Programming will include exciting programs designed for youth, high school students, and adults. A fee is associated with each program and registration is required.

Many of the programs include concerts or presentations that are free and open to the public. The programming takes place at the state-of-the-art University Center for the Arts (UCA), an exquisite performance and exhibition venue for music, theatre, dance, and art. We hope to see you, your students, and children at the UCA next summer!

For your convenience, the 2017 program is described below to provide an idea of the types of experiences which may be available in summer 2018.

Drum Major and Leadership Academy:

June 18-21, 2017
Contact: Richard Frey

Emphasizing conducting, peer teaching, and team building skills, the Academy prepares drum majors and section leaders for enhanced roles in their school band program. Learn more


Lift Jr. Academy:

June 19-23, 2017
Contact: Wesley Ferreira

Action-packed five-day journey, designed for students ages 12-17 who are seeking to expand their clarinet study within a supportive and engaging musical environment. Learn more


Organ Week:

June 4-9, 2017
Contact: Joel Bacon

This camp features prominent organists instructing high school students interested in beginning or expanding their organ study. Festival concerts are free and open to the public. Learn more


Pre-College Percussion Camp:

June 8-9, 2017
Contact: Eric Hollenbeck
Instruction for high school student on mallets, timpani, snare drum, drum set, and preparing/auditioning for acceptance as a collegiate music major. Learn more



Children’s Singing Camp:

July 24-26
Contact: Bonnie Jacobi

A fun day-camp of singing games, choir, folk dancing, keyboard improvisation, and movement with sessions for 1st – 6th graders. Register by July 1st. Learn more


Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Program

Contact: Maile Speetjens

For young people ages 7 to 13 (grouped by age)
Day camp leads youth (ages 7 – 12) through the entire theatre process resulting in original plays created and performed by the students.

6 one-week sessions for 2017:

  • June 12-17
  • June 19-24
  • June 26–July 1
  • July 10-15
  • July 17-22
  • July 24-29

Learn more


Adult Workshops and Classes

Colorado Kodály Institute Summer Seminar:

July 15–29, 2017
Contact: Bonnie Jacobi
Designed for elementary, secondary, and independent music educators, the unique program combines online curriculum with hands-on experience and features the annual Institute residency, which can be attended for Kodály Certification (non-credit). Learn more


Dalcroze-Based Eurhythmics Course:

(Returns in Summer 2018)

Teaching the relationship between movement and music, the college-level course engages the entire being; facilitating the spirit of play in a discovery-based, imaginative fashion, analysis and theory follow practice. Learn more


LIFT Clarinet Academy:

June 12–16, 2017
Contact: Wesley Ferreira

Unique focus on the musical, technical, and artistic goals of each participant. Through planning prior to the academy, individualized programs ensure a musical boost for each high school and adult student. Learn more

Camps run between June 15th and July 30th with varying schedules. View programs for cost, housing, registration details and additional information.

School of Music, Theatre and Dance
(970) 491-5529

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