Summer 2018 Programs and Camps

This summer, Colorado State University is offering a wide range of performing arts experiences including annual favorites and exciting new programs designed for high school students, adults, and youth. A fee is associated with most programs 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 this summer!

Middle School and High School Programs

Organ Week: June 3-7

Expand (or begin) your organ study with a faculty of prominent organists. One-to-one instruction, masterclasses, and recitals on the finest pipe organs in Northern Colorado. Learn more

Pre-College Percussion Camp: June 7-8

High school students can prepare for college auditions through instruction on mallets, timpani, snare drum, and drum set, as well as insight on applications, scholarships, equipment, and student skills. Day camp only. Learn more

Jr. LIFT Clarinet Academy: June 18-22

An action-packed five-day journey, designed for students ages 13-18 who seek to expand their clarinet study within a supportive and engaging musical environment. Cost: $350-$600; housing and dining options available. Learn more

Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Program: August 6-11

For students entering grades 9-12

This summer, students in grades 9-12 will write, design, and compose musical plays entirely of their own creation. Students experience a practical application of all aspects of theatre practice—from acting, movement, voice, props and scene design to songwriting. The week-long workshop is guided by music, theatre, dance, and art students and faculty, learning skills such as speech and voice projection, dance and movement, set and prop design, stage combat and vaudeville tricks. Learn more

Youth Programs

Kids Do It All: Music-Theatre Program – Multiple sessions available (dates below):

For young people ages 7 to 13 (grouped by age)

This summer, kids ages 7-13 will write, design, and compose musical plays entirely of their own creation. Students experience a practical application of all aspects of theatre practice—from acting, movement, voice, props and scene design to songwriting. The weeklong workshops are guided by music, theatre, dance, and art students and faculty. In addition to learning skills such as speech and voice projection, dance and movement, set and prop design, stage combat and vaudeville tricks, kids also get a head start in the critical areas of self-esteem, self-worth, working with others, collective problem solving, sense of community and public presence.

One week day-camp sessions in Fort Collins:

  • June 11-16
  • June 18-23
  • June 25-30
  • July 9-14
  • July 16-21
  • July 23- 28

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One-week day-camp sessions in Todos Santos, Mexico:

  • July 9-14

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Summer Mystery Art Hunt

Hey kids, parents, grandparents, and caretakers, come explore the museum’s collections! Children visiting the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art can take part in a fun, interactive hunt for clues in the museum. Age appropriate activity guides provided to all participants and all participants receive a small prize! FREE; See museum hours. Learn more

Creative Musical Movement Class: June 18

A fun session focused on music and movement for ages 6-9. The music through movement approach to music education teaches an understanding of music through ground-breaking techniques incorporating rhythmic movement, aural training, and physical, vocal, and instrumental improvisation. FREE! Learn more

Children’s Singing Camp: July 24, 25, 26

A fun day camp of singing games, choir, folk dancing, keyboard improvisation, and movement with sessions for K-6 graders. Learn more

Adult Workshops and Classes

LIFT Clarinet Academy: June 11-15

The Academy gives each participant a tailored program with personalized instruction. The academy program also includes activities such as topic and performance masterclasses, participant chamber music performances, and a faculty recital as well as social gatherings that allow students and faculty to mingle and take in some of beautiful Colorado. Learn more

Education in Motion: Professional Development Seminar for Colorado K-12 Teachers: June 11-15

CSU invites Colo. K-12 teachers and administrators to join us on campus for five exciting days of presentations, exploration, sharing resources, and expanding our awareness and knowledge of the benefits of movement in the classroom. Guest speakers, university faculty, and education specialists will present the latest research and tools to help you to reach more students, offer innovative ways to teach our core curriculum, and learn about how our state is supporting our efforts. Learn more

Dalcroze-based Eurhythmics Course: June 13-22

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

Colorado Kodály Institute Summer Seminar: July 14-28

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. Learn more

View specific programs for cost, housing, registration details, and additional information.

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