Colorado State University / Dance Brochure / Fall 2021

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C SU DA NC E | State o f Move m e nt

DANCE AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Through rigorous technical and artistic investigation, embodied practice, and progressive pedagogy, Colorado State University Dance empowers students to be engaged, reflective, and resilient. In keeping with our land-grant values, we strive to inspire and lead creative collaborations on campus and beyond through comprehensive dance practices. Welcome to Colorado State University Dance, where we offer a training center that prepares majors for professional careers in the field of dance. Dance students explore the many possibilities for movement expression, along with creative and scholarly examination, in a challenging and supportive environment. In addition to regular training in classical and contemporary dance techniques, the curriculum requires performance, choreography, pedagogy, production, and theoretical coursework. Numerous performance opportunities include five main stage productions each year and regular guest artist residencies and masterclasses. Non-majors are welcome in dance classes, space permitting. Anyone in a dance technique class is eligible to audition to perform in a dance concert. Come join the dance community at Colorado State University! —CSU DANCE FACULTY

If you are interested in having a CSU dance faculty member visit your studio or school, please contact EMILY MORGAN, DIRECTOR OF DANCE, at for more information.


Diverse faculty with expertise and qualifications on national and international levels

Comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on career preparation in a liberal arts setting

Experiential coursework and leadership opportunities including supervised teaching, concert direction, choreography, and performance

Individualized mentorship from faculty and fellow students

Live musical accompaniment for technique classes

Exceptional guest artist residencies and master-classes with world-renowned artists from companies such as Compagnie Käfig, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Keigwin + Company, Parsons Dance, and more

Community partnerships with the Fort Collins Lincoln Center and Poudre School District

Travel opportunities for majors to attend Colorado Dance Education Organization, National Dance Education Organization, and the American College Dance Association conferences

State-of-the-art facilities and immersive arts environment in the University Center for the Arts

Excellent general education at a premier research university ranked in the top tier of the nation’s best universities (U.S. News and World Report)

Ability to double major or minor in a variety of other disciplines

Alumni achievements in dance performance, teaching, choreography, arts advocacy and management, theatrical production, fashion design, exercise science, physical therapy, business, education, and somatic practices



Gaining foundational knowledge and practical tools for navigating life as a dance practitioner in college and beyond.


The B.A. allows students to tailor their study of dance to fit their interests and is designed to prepare students for a variety of dance-related careers after college. With opportunities for scholarly and creative research, community engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration, the degree is constructed for students wishing to double-major in dance and another discipline. Technique classes in contemporary and classical forms aim to help students achieve a high level of performance and artistry. Students apply theoretical knowledge in tangible ways, such as performance of repertoire, supervised teaching opportunities, concert direction, independent projects, and choreography for concerts.

B.F.A. IN DANCE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY OFFERS A RIGOROUS CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM CULMINATING IN A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN DANCE. THE CSU DANCE DEGREE REQUIRES A STRONG PHYSICAL AND MENTAL COMMITMENT AND AN EAGERNESS TO LEARN AND IMPROVE. Our B.F.A. degree is a professional education program designed to prepare students for careers in dance. Students explore the many possibilities for movement expression, along with creative and scholarly examination, in a challenging and supportive environment. Curriculum is focused on classical and contemporary dance performance, choreography, and pedagogy. This holistic approach also includes anatomy and kinesiology, music, production design, and career development. Technique classes in classical and contemporary forms are aimed at achieving an advanced level of performance and artistry. Students have multiple opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in tangible ways, such as performance of repertoire, supervised teaching, supervised concert direction, and choreography for concerts. Beginning freshman year, students are eligible to perform in our five, annually produced dance concerts.



As part of the CSU Dance Concert production running crew, students gain practical experience, including lighting, sound, video/projection, curtain/rail, and backstage operations. Dance majors are required to take Lighting Design and may take additional theatre production courses as electives. Dance majors collaborate with an incredible production team comprised of professionals, faculty, and student designers and directors.

→ D186 Production Practicum → TH262 Stage Management I → TH263 Costume Design I → TH264 Lighting Design I → TH266 Digital Media for Live Performance

GUEST ARTISTS MASTERCLASSES STUDENTS ENGAGE WITH ACCOMPLISHED DANCE PROFESSIONALS THROUGH OUR ANNUAL GUEST ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND MASTERCLASSES. THESE NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ARTISTS TEACH, CHOREOGRAPH, MENTOR, AND FORM VALUABLE CONNECTIONS WITH OUR STUDENTS. Previous artists and companies have included: the Taipei Artists Village International Residency, David Dorfman Dance, Diavolo Dance Company, Yunyu Wang, Tommy Parlon, Gabriel Masson, Katie Elliott, Viktor Kabaniaev, Salli Guitterez, Andrew Skeels, Pilobolus, Ailey II/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, BODYTRAFFIC, Colorado Ballet, Koresh Dance Company, Smuin Ballet, Catherine Cabeen, Larry Keigwin, ABT II, Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Hubbard Street 2, IMPACT Dance Company, MOMIX, Northwest Dance Project, Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, Ormao, River North Chicago, Taylor 2, Verb Ballets, Complexions Contemporary Dance, and Urban Bush Women

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PERFORMANCE Through a series of repertory courses, students learn and perform classical and contemporary dance repertoire. In addition to historical adaptations, dancers have the opportunity to perform original works created by faculty and guest artists as part of the Fall and Spring Dance Concerts. Performers also collaborate with student choreographers who are featured in these concerts, as well as in the Dance Capstone performance series. Throughout the dance degree program, students explore rehearsal and performance of dance works for CSU concerts and community engagement activities. Auditions for faculty, guest artist, and student pieces take place at the beginning of each semester. Non-majors enrolled in one or more CSU dance technique courses are encouraged to audition for Fall, Spring, and Dance Capstone Concerts.

→D286 Performance Practicum →D330 Dance Repertory Ensemble →D340 Dance Repertory Engagement

T ECH NIQ U E Dance majors receive four years of training in ballet and modern technique. All technique classes are accompanied by accomplished musicians in piano, percussion, and a variety of other instruments. Ballet study includes investigation of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary forms as well as pointe work. In addition to learning various styles of the 20th – 21st century modern techniques, students explore the contemporary developments of the instructors and excerpts from various repertories. Additional training in jazz and musical tap forms are offered and encouraged. Individual expression and artistry are fostered along with strong technical foundations in guided semesters of dance techniques (D220-421 A/B/C). Students are placed in the appropriate level based on an assessment of their previous training. Technique class placement is determined during Fall or Spring Visit and Audition Days or by video audition. Placement in technique classes for non-majors depends on space availability, technical level, and suitability.

Choreography Choreographic coursework begins by discovering organic and inventive movement through Improvisation. Students develop unique solutions for choreographic questions by exploring fundamental elements of dance composition in Choreography I. In Choreography II, compositional studies advance to include group, multimedia, and site-specific work. Graduating BFA dance majors complete the Dance Capstone Concert in which they fully produce a dance concert featuring their choreography, performance, design, and event publicity and management. In addition to coursework, students are invited to adjudicate choreography for inclusion in the Fall and Spring Dance Concerts.

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D126 Improvisation D226 Choreography I D326 Choreography II D471 Dance Capstone Concert


D471 DANCE CAPSTONE CONCERT Culminating capstone course experience for graduating dance majors combining all elements of dance concert production: choreography, rehearsal, performance, publicity/marketing, audience development, management, technical production and design, etc.

PEDAGOGY BFA dance majors complete three pedagogy courses as part of the degree requirements. BA dance majors complete one and may take two more as electives. Students explore theoretical and foundational methods and gain applied practice in planning, writing, and teaching lessons in the academic classroom as well as the studio setting. Students also experience dance instruction in higher education as they plan, develop class material, and serve as student teaching assistants for beginning level ballet and modern technique classes.

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D324 Creative Movement with Practicum Teaching D424 Ballet Technique Pedagogy with Practicum Teaching D434 Modern Technique Pedagogy with Practicum Teaching

HISTORY, THEORY, AND RELATED COURSEWORK Incoming students participate in a first-year seminar course, which surveys a variety of dance topics including anatomy/kinesiology, injury prevention, library resources, and possible career paths. Dance history courses offer dynamic learning through writing, research, discussion, video resources, and embodied experiences. In their culminating practicum, students develop interview and networking skills as well as a detailed website comprised of commonly requested documents and work samples.

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D192 Dance First Year Seminar D224 Music for Dance D292 Seminar - The Dancing Body D427 History of Non-Western Dance Forms D428 History of Western Dance Forms COURSE HIGHLIGHT:



Aligned with the Colorado Academic Dance Standards, this course explores pedagogical methods and theory, emphasizing the value of movement exploration and generation in elementary and secondary schools, private studios, and the community at large.

FACILITIES CSU Dance is located in the University Center for the Arts (UCA) at Colorado State University, an exquisite venue for music, theatre, dance, and art performances and exhibitions. The University Dance Theatre is a fully convertible theatre that doubles as a 40 x 50’ studio. The theatre is built specifically for dance performance. It’s the only such venue in Northern Colorado and one of only a few in the state. The University Dance Theatre seats 192 patrons and is equipped with state-of-the-art theatrical and audio-visual systems for use by student, staff, and faculty performers, along with choreographers, technicians, and designers. The dance wing also features two beautiful dance studios measuring 60 x 40’ and 40 x 30’, fully sprung Harlequin Liberty Panel dance floors, oak barres, mirrors, audio stations for Facilities teaching and rehearsals, grand and upright pianos, world percussion instruments, dressing rooms, and natural light. CSUCenter Dancefor is the located the University Center forDance the Arts (UCA) atin Colorado State Arts University, The University Arts in houses the Irmel W. Fagan Collection the Performing Library,an which contains printed exquisite venue for music, theatre, dance, and art performances and exhibitions. The University resources from her years in the field of dance and physical education at CSU. Classrooms, labs, libraries, production shops, and performance is a fully theatre that doubles as a 40 xfrequent 50’ studio. The theatre built exchange. spaces areDance shared Theatre with colleagues in convertible music, theatre, and the visual arts, promoting collaboration andisartistic specifically for dance performance; the only such venue in Northern Colorado and one of only a

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ADMISSION AND DANCE MAJOR AUDITIONS Admission to CSU and the dance major is competitive, therefore, it is important to apply early. Dance major and scholarship auditions for

D340 DANCE REPERTORY ENGAGEMENT Preparation of arts integration units,

prospective students (high school seniors and transfer students) are held

residencies, and lecture demonstrations

during the fall and spring Visit and Audition Days. Prospective students may

based on original and/or historic dance

also audition via video. The purpose of the audition is to assess training

repertoire investigated during the previous

background, technical level, and the potential to successfully complete the

semester in D330, to be performed at

degree at an advanced pre-professional level.

local elementary, middle, high schools,

The audition includes work in modern and ballet technique, performance of a solo of the student’s choosing, an interview, and submission of a completed application. Please see the website for full audition requirements. To be admitted into the dance major, students should have substantial training in both ballet and modern techniques, be at the intermediate technical level, and have a level of health which can withstand rigorous daily work throughout the semester. Other forms of previous dance training are highly encouraged. Notification of results are released within three weeks of the audition. Students who are not initially admitted into the dance major are welcome to enroll in appropriate classes and re-audition at a future time.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT WORK STUDY Dance scholarships are open to outstanding dance majors and range from $500 to $2,000 per year. Scholarships are initially awarded based on merit and potential. Progress and work ethic are reassessed each academic year. Prospective students under scholarship award consideration will be notified no later than April 1. Student work study positions may be available through CSU Dance, production areas of the University Center for the Arts, and the general CSU




the Financial Aid Office for more information on how to qualify.

and other community venues.

A COLLABORATIVE EDUCATION Collaboration thrives in the University Center for the Arts, home for the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Students and faculty engage in frequent interdisciplinary projects, including lighting, scenic design, costuming, performance, choreography, and stage management for dance concerts, operas, and plays. Full-time students may attend SMTD events in the UCA at no charge. visit for more details



BRAINY (BRidging Arts Integration through Youth) is a program of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at CSU with assistance from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. BRAINY was conceived to provide arts opportunities for students from Title 1 schools in Northern Colorado. Since its inception in Fall 2009, more than 2,000 third, fourth, and fifth grade students from Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor have enjoyed this collaborative, educational program.

CSU welcomes Colorado K-12 teachers and administrators to campus for five exciting days of presentations, exploration, sharing resources, and expanding one’s awareness and knowledge of the benefits of movement in the classroom. Each summer, guest speakers, university faculty, and education specialists present the latest research and tools to help reach more students, offer innovative ways to teach core curriculum, and learn about how our state is supporting our efforts.

BRAINY is meant to: ⊲ Introduce students to the arts ⊲ Demonstrate the role the arts play in our community and culture ⊲ Demonstrate to students that the arts can be part of leisure and/or academic pursuits (with connections to other academic subjects) ⊲ Bring students to a university campus

SAMPLE TOPICS ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲ ⊲

Let’s Move! Dance Skills, Concepts and Tools for the Classroom Benefits of Integrating Movement into the Academic Curriculum Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom Assessment and Curriculum Planning Collaboration within schools and the Broader Community Integrated Arts Initiatives in Education Movement and the Developing Brain

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS / TEACHERS EMILY MORGAN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DANCE, DIRECTOR OF DANCE Emily Morgan is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer. Her training is eclectic, largely rooted in Cunningham technique and postmodern release-based technique and complimented by her study of Limón, Graham, and Klein techniques, as well as ballet, kathak, capoeira, yoga, and other forms. She has performed with members of Lower Left Performance Collective in Texas and New Mexico, with Sebastian Prantl in Krems, Austria, Daniel Ashwanden in Vienna, Austria, in work in New York by Stephan Koplowitz and Ellen Cornfield, and in work in North Carolina by Sarah Council, Ashwini Gogate, Ann Dils, Martha Connerton, Jan van Dyke, and BJ Sullivan. Her choreography has been shown in North and South Carolina, Indiana, Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, and California. Morgan’s research is situated in community dance practices and interactive/ participatory dance in traditional and non-traditional spaces. This encompasses many other research interests: dance created by and for community members, site-specific dance, and interdisciplinary and/or collaborative performance and pedagogy. She has presented her written and creative research at conferences and festivals throughout the United States and internationally in Mexico, Austria, and Barbados. Morgan has taught modern dance, improvisation, choreography, history, world dance forms, ballet, and dance pedagogy, among others. She has taught at Winthrop University, the University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso Community College, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Elon University, the North Carolina Governor’s School, and at a public magnet arts high school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Morgan holds an M.F.A. in Dance/ Choreography from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, a B.A. in Dance from Denison University in Ohio, and is a doctoral student in dance at Texas Woman’s University. CHUNG-FU CHANG PROFESSOR OF DANCE Born in Taiwan, Chang danced professionally with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Kaohsiung Contemporary Dance Company, and as a guest artist with numerous companies in the U.S. As a prolific choreographer, performer, and teacher, Chang has received an array of awards including choreographic grants from the Jerome Foundation (1999), the CSU Academic Enrichment Program Award (2006), Outstanding Faculty Award from The Tau Iota Omega Chapter of Mortar Board (2008), and The Best Teacher Award from the CSU Alumni Association (2009). Chang has held creative residencies at The Yard (1999), and the American Dance Festival International Choreographers’ Residency (2006). He has received more than fifty choreographic commissions including full evening presentations of his work at the X and IX Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporanea Avant Garde in Mexico (2008-2009), and at a sold-out Breen Center for the Performing Arts concert in Ohio (2013). In 2016, Verb Ballets premiered his duet in partnership with the Martha Graham Dance Company’s Lamentation Variations Project in New York City. Chang completed his M.F.A. in Dance as a Chancellor’s Fellowship recipient from the University of California, Irvine in 1998. Previously, he received full scholarships at the Boston Conservatory, Harvard University, and at Jacob’s Pillow Bessie Schonberg Choreography Workshop. Prior teaching appointments include University of Florida and Kent State University. He has served as adjudicator, juror, judge, and panelist for the Illinois Arts Council; the Thornton Arts, Sciences, and Humanities Council in Colorado; the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung

City Government in Taiwan; and VIII Certamen Interamericano XV Aniversario Dia Internacional de La Danza in Mexico. In 2016, he served as a distinguished speaker and adjudicator for the 6th International Singapore Young Dance Festival and Experts Seminar. Chang also enjoys teaching Yoga and has his Level One Certificate from YogaFit®. His professorship biographical profile is listed in Who’s Who in America. MADELINE JAZZ HARVEY ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DANCE Madeline Jazz Harvey began her training with the North Carolina Dance Theatre School under the direction of Patricia McBride and Jean Pierre Bonnefoux. She attended summer intensives on full scholarship at Chautauqua Institution, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The Juilliard School. She began her professional performance career as an apprentice with NCDT, now Charlotte Ballet, where she performed regularly in works choreographed by Mark Diamond, Dwight Rhoden, and George Balanchine. Harvey also performed as a guest artist with American Repertory Ballet, Olney Ballet Theatre, and Colton Ballet Company of Augusta. At sixteen, she began choreographing and became the recipient of the New York Choreographic Institute Fellowship Award in 2007. Harvey graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, summa cum laude, with a Professional Training Certificate and B.A. in Dance in 2010. Upon graduation, she joined Carolina Ballet Theatre, where she spent five full-time seasons as a principal dancer, and remains a frequent guest artist. She was featured in leading classical and contemporary roles created for her by artistic director Hernan Justo. As a resident choreographer and outreach coordinator, she developed curricula for CBT’s education and community outreach programs, including ShapeX, designed for children with type II diabetes. ShapeX is sponsored by grants from General Electric and the Greenville Health System. Harvey has taught a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, pointe, variations, modern, pas de deux, and contemporary. She has served on the faculties of Charlotte Ballet, DanceArts Greenville, Repertory Dance Theatre, and Springfield Ballet Company. Since moving to Fort Collins, she has worked with IMPACT Dance Company, Canyon Concert Ballet, and Contemporary Dance Academy. She was instructor of ballet at the University of South Carolina from 2015 to 2017, where she also served as répétiteur for Shaun Boyle and Bryan Arias. Harvey holds a M.F.A. in choreography from Jacksonville University. GRACE GALLAGHER ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DANCE Grace Gallagher is an educator, choreographer, and dancer. Grace’s creative research and engaged scholarship focus on inclusivity, access, and the power of community, specifically related to Dance Education. Grace has taught Modern, Ballet, Pedagogy, Repertory, Outreach and Engagement, Understanding Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz, among others. She has taught at Arizona State University, Front Range Community College, and now is full-time at Colorado State! Grace has created four original evening-length works and presented her choreography at Nasty Woman|Phoenix Unite, ArtelPHX, Phoenix Center for the Art’s Beta Dance Festival, Breaking Ground Dance Festival, and The American College Dance Association. Grace has earned over a dozen choreography awards, and has been recognized as one of Phoenix’s “Emerging Artists” by JAVA Magazine. She has a decade of professional dance experience, including touring globally in several different modalities of dance.

Grace holds an M.F.A. in Dance, B.F.A. in Dance, Graduate Certificate in Teaching Artist Praxis, and PK-12 Teaching Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education. JUDY BEJARANO SENIOR INSTRUCTOR OF DANCE Judy Bejarano teaches improvisation, choreography, and modern technique at CSU. She is also well known for her innovative evening length productions as the artistic director of IMPACT Dance Company, whose performances speak to issues in our everyday lives. She collaborates and creates custom events with area art groups as well as for private events. Bejarano is increasingly interested in redefining the relationship between performer and audience, therefore, IMPACT’s work can be found in nontraditional spaces, from art galleries to airplane hangars. Bejarano is increasingly interested in the use of dance as a collaborative outreach tool and has a long term relationship with the arts programs at Pathways Hospice. The company also has a well established integrated arts outreach program called Every Voice Matters. Bejarano’s work has been selected for many regional and national festivals including National American College Dance Festival, Colorado Choreographers Showcase, and Gala Concert for the National Dance Association Festival. Her topic driven work often uses original text, dance, and projection and continues to be commissioned at the university level and by independent dance, theatre, and music groups. Bejarano, an enthusiastic and demanding instructor, also teaches throughout the region. She received her M.F.A. from C.U. Boulder in dance with an emphasis in choreography. MATTHEW HARVEY INSTRUCTOR OF DANCE Matthew Harvey began his dance training at the age of nine. He studied at Repertory Dance Theatre in Allentown, Pennsylannia, under the direction of Jennifer Haltzman Tracy and Trinette Singleton. He attended Summer Dance Intensives on scholarship at Joffrey Ballet School and Chautauqua Institution. Harvey danced as a trainee under the artistic direction of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride at North Carolina Dance Theatre, now Charlotte Ballet, from 2006 to 2007. He moved to Greenville, South Carolina in 2007 to join Carolina Ballet Theatre. Harvey has been featured as a guest performance artist with Olney Ballet Theatre in Maryland, Marion Ballet Theatre in Florida, Universities of North and South Carolina, and various cities across South America. In addition to dancing, he teaches a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, contemporary, and body conditioning. Harvey has been choreographing since 2006, including works for Carolina Ballet Theatre, Dance Spirit Magazine Competition, and the Youth American Grand Prix. SUSIE GARRIFI INSTRUCTOR OF DANCE Susie Garifi holds a MA in Dance Education from New York University, a BA with a major in Dance from Colorado State University and studied with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in their Independent Study Program. Susie carries a strong interest in the fundamental values of

dance and community and strives to create productive and supportive experiences that use dance as a vehicle to form connections. She is also a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor and enjoys sharing the benefits of somatic practices in all her teaching and learning experiences. Susie is part of the dance faculty at Colorado State University, a dance and yoga instructor at Impulse Dance & Fitness, and dances professionally as a company member in IMPACT Dance Company where she also acts as a Community Engagement Coordinator for their program ‘Every Voice Matters’. LISA MORGAN INSTRUCTOR OF DANCE Lisa Morgan has been a faculty member since 2000, teaching modern dance technique, choreography, and teaching methods for children’s dance. She works closely with regional schools, K–12 educators, and state agencies to increase movement experiences for children in public schools. She is on the committee for the revision of the Colorado Dance Academic Standards for the Colorado Department of Education and is part of the initiative to establish teacher licensure for dance in the state. Morgan is co-coordinator of BRAINY (BRinging Arts INtegration to Youth), bringing students from Title I schools to the University Center for the Arts to experience visual and performing arts. She also works with CSU Music Therapy, teaching movement to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as coordinating Moving Through Parkinson’s, a movement therapy program for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. Morgan was assistant director of IMPACT Dance Company, a contemporary dance company based in Fort Collins, from 1997-2016, and continues as a collaborating artist. DAVID MCARTHUR ACCOMPANIST David McArthur has a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He holds a M.M. and a B.M. from Colorado State University. An avid performer, McArthur has given solo recitals in the U.S., Bulgaria, Italy, and the Czech Republic, as well as concertizing with his wife as the Mintcheva/McArthur Piano Duo. In 2008, the duo were guest artists at the American University in Bulgaria and the XIII International Music Festival “Hopes, Talents, Masters” in Dobrich, Bulgaria. The duo has received the Ted Manning Prize and the Dean’s Audience Favorite Prize in recognition of their riveting performance during the 2009 Bruce Ekstrand Graduate Student Performance Competition at the University of Colorado-Boulder. In addition to performing, McArthur teaches piano and theory, has presented at the Colorado Teachers Music Association State Conference, and was selected as the U.S. national winner of the Studio Fellowship Award for teaching.

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