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Music department revamps master’s program and add minors for undergrads

photo by Lindsay Wolking The Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo has revamped its Master of Education degree program. A new change will allow undergraduate students to pursue a master's degree while obtaining their teacher's certification for K-12 education. "Previously students had to do the music emphasis at the bachelor's level and then the master's of education with a music emphasis was for teachers who were already certified,” said department chair David Volk. Students will now be able to earn an undergraduate music degree in the area of their...

Music department to hold concert benefitting injured professor

The music department is holding a benefit for Charles Ortega as he recovers from his injuries. Photo courtesy of CSU-Pueblo students and faculty will be holding a benefit concert on Feb. 20 for adjunct music professor Charles Ortega as he recovers from injuries he sustained in an accident in Colorado Springs Jan. 18. The concert, which will be held in Hoag Recital Hall, will include two performances at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ortega is recovering in Penrose Hospital. “He continues to be more aware and is working to...

Seventh annual Festival of Winds brings high school band members to CSU-Pueblo

High school band members participated in the Festival of Winds in CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Hall Feb. 5-7. Photo by Jessica Warren. The seventh annual Festival of Winds brought high school band members to CSU-Pueblo’s Hoag Hall Feb. 5-7. This program works to enrich high school bands through small group rehearsals and master classes with CSU-Pueblo faculty. Students were also able to enjoy a weekend series of concerts for free. A select few of the nominated students were chosen to receive specific awards, in addition to the showcase of talent. Four students...