Rams create the barre for at home dance class

Harvey brought the idea for a cost-effective portable PVC ballet barre to Workman who said it was “a no-brainer” for the University Center for the Arts’ scene shop to produce the kits. “Whenever there is an opportunity to help the education of our students, it is all hands-on deck,” he said, explaining how work study and practicum students rolled up their sleeves to help their fellow students.

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Announcing Dr. Cayla Bellamy as CSU’s new assistant professor of bassoon

Dr. Bellamy comes to Colorado State University following four highly successful years as the bassoon professor at the University of Northern Iowa, where she also taught courses in music education and chamber music, as well as music courses in the liberal arts core. She is an active professional bassoonist, performing nationally and internationally, and is also active in the commissioning and premiering of new works for the bassoon, including works by Theresa Martin, John Steinmetz, and Rebecca Burkhardt. Dr. Bellamy received her D.M. from Indiana University, where she was awarded the Jacobs School of Music Fellowship for Artistic Excellence.

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CSU Theatre makes masks for essential employees

Sgt. Adam Smith with the CSU Police Department faced a significant need when Governor Jared Polis urged Coloradans to wear masks in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Thanks to the efforts of CSU Theatre’s costume shop, within a week of the announcement every essential member of CSUPD had two cloth masks.

Rams take care of rams: the well-known motto is being demonstrated by CSU Theatre students and staff. They have diligently created face masks for more than 1,000 essential employees across the CSU campus, starting with the police department.

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The sound of technology

While recorded sound was the ‘first big thing’ as far as technology’s impact on music, everything from the synthesizer to the computer and composition software has had an impact on how music is composed, created, and shared. Modern technologies in the classroom and in the performance halls at the University Center for the Arts allow music students and music patrons to experience state-of-the-art music performances.

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