School of Music

Music Calendar of Events

Spring 2023


All performances are FREE unless otherwise noted with an *


January

Sunday, January 29 at 6:00 pm  
CSU Arts Campus, Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall  
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the Cleveland Chamber Choir
Scott MacPherson will workshop and record SATB unaccompanied choral works by six CSU Student Composers.  

February

Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
Off-Campus
Cleveland State University Jazz Faculty Trio@ BOP STOP*
Cleveland State University's Faculty Jazz Trio performs live at the BOP STOP. The band features Dan Bruce on guitar, Chris Vance on bass, and Bill Ransom on drums. Special guests, including John Perrine on saxophone and other CSU faculty, will join the trio.
Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page (@bopstop). 
*Tickets to attend this show in person are $15 each. 

Thursday, February 2 at 8:00 pm 
CSU Arts Campus, Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall  
No Exit and Zeitgeist: Here and There 2023 in Cleveland 
No Exit teams up with St. Paul-based ensemble Zeitgeist for world premiere works by Philip Blackburn, Daniel Jiménez Rojas and Jonathan Posthuma.   

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Undergraduate Composition Studio Recital
Andrew Rindfleisch, director
School of Music ensembles will perform compositions written by the School of Music graduate and undergraduate music composition majors.

Saturday, February 25 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building
Double Reed Day at CSU School of Music
Clinicians: Stefanie Cohn, Oboe (CSU Music Faculty); Arleigh Savage, bassoon (CSU Music Faculty)
Join Cleveland State University’s Artist Faculty in a fun, instruction-filled day for Double Reed students and community players.  This event features masterclasses, a faculty recital, reed-making, and instrument repair sessions. Bring your oboe or bassoon to join the double reed band to conclude the day!  This Double Reed Intensive is especially helpful to high school and college students preparing for upcoming summer festivals and college and post-collegiate auditions.
For more information, please contact the School of Music at music@csuohio.edu.

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
Off-Campus, The Grog Shop, 2785 Euclid Heights Boulevard, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Cleveland State University Pop/Rock Ensemble*
4 groups - Original music, new rock n roll, blues/neo-soul mashups
*Click here to purchase tickets. ($8 adv / $10 dos; +3 at door if under 21)

March

Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II - Guest Ensemble
Michael Komperda, conductor
Tim Reynish, guest conductor
Matthew Marsit, guest soloist, clarinet

Friday, March 3 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Gabriel Ramos, cellist (Winner of the Daniel Rains Concerto Competition – Graduate Category)

  • Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33
  • Franck – Symphony in D minor

Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Philharmonic*
Victor Liva, conductor
Shuai Wang, guest performer, piano

  • SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A minor
  • DEBUSSY: Three Nocturnes
  • COPLAND: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

*Click here to purchase tickets.

Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
The Cleveland Winds
Birch Browning, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I - Guest Ensemble
Darren Allen and Daniel Crain, conductors
Tim Reynish and Matthew Marsit, guest conductors 

Monday, March 6 at 4:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the renowned Cavani String Quartet
The Cavani String Quartet will perform compositions written by the School of Music graduate and undergraduate music composition majors.

  • Annie Fullard, violin
  • Catherine Cosbey, violin
  • Eric Wong, viola
  • Kyle Price, cello

Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Jazz Combos
Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
A jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm
CSU Arts Campus, Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Chorale and Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor

Friday, March 31 at 8:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series
No Exit
The No Exit New Music Ensemble presents an evening of recent works and world premieres.

April

Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the Boston-based duo Transient Canvas
The Boston-based duo Transient Canvas will perform compositions written by the School of Music graduate and undergraduate music composition majors.

Friday, April 14 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
Cleveland Contemporary Players Artist in Residence Series
Boston-Based Duo – Transient Canvas - Turn Your Hand

Cleveland State University presents Transient Canvas: Turn Your Hand. This program examines artistic resiliency in difficult times and features music written for Transient Canvas by Brittany J. Green, Sid Richardson, Yaz Lancaster, Yi-Ting Lu, and Mikhail Johnson.

Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Chorale and Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor
Eastlake North High School, Guest Ensembles
Devra Levine, conductor

Friday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Vocal Theater Workshop
Nick Klein, director

  • The Seven Deadly Sins – Kurt Weil
  •  In Pieces – Joey Contreras 

Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
Cleveland Philharmonic*
Victor Liva, conductor
Concerto to be announced, featuring the winner of the 2023 Frieda Schumacher Competition

  • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 in D Major

*Click here to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Wind Ensemble
Birch Browning, conductor
Notre Dame College Wind Ensemble
Michael Krueger, conductor

Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium
CSU Symphony Orchestra
Victor Liva, conductor
Ephrem King, tuba (Winner of the Daniel Rains Concerto Competition – Undergraduate Category)

  • Vaughan Williams – Concerto in F Minor for Bass Tuba
  • Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70

Sunday, April 30 at 6:00 pm
CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall
CSU Student Composer Workshop with the violinist Cara Tweed. Works for solo violin
Andrew Rindfleisch, director
Violinist Cara Tweed will perform compositions written by the School of Music graduate and undergraduate music composition majors.

May

Tuesday, May 2 from 7:00 ­– 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Cleveland State University Jazz Combo Showcase Livestream @ BOP STOP
Joe Miller and Alfredo Guerrieri, directors
Tune in to BOP STOP's Facebook page (@bopstop) at 7:00 pm for a jazz-filled evening featuring the CSU Jazz Combos! The bands will perform original arrangements as well as jazz standards.

Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm
Off-Campus, St. Peter Catholic Church, E. 17 and Superior, Cleveland
CSU Chorale and Chorus
Brian Bailey, conductor


All events are located at Cleveland State University in the
Music and Communication Building, 2001 Euclid Avenue, unless otherwise noted.