Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony 

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm in Young Auditorium. 

This event celebrates the acheivements of students in the College of Arts and Communication and other academic and creative excellence. 

The event will be live streamed for family and friends who are unable to attend.

Keynote Speaker -Calvin Hofer

Calvin Hofer is currently Head of the Music Department and Director of Bands at Colorado Mesa University, where he conducts the CMU Wind Symphony and teaches instrumental conducting. He is principal trumpet in the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and the CMU Faculty Brass Quintet, as well as trumpet instructor at Rushmore National Music Camp. Active as a conductor and performer, he has been in the solo cornet section in the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band and the Yankee Brass Band (based in New England), which specializes in performing on period instruments, and has conducted and adjudicated bands in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Iowa. In 2000, Professor Hofer launched CMU’s annual Best of the West Music Festival, which grew from a one-day event of 40 high school students to a two-day festival with over 220 participants. He has conducted the world-premieres of works by John Mackey, David Gillingham, Eric Ewazen, Karl Boelter, Carolyn Bremer and Michael Markowski. 

Professor Hofer is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, the International Trumpet Guild and the Colorado Bandmasters Association.

Professor Hofer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from South Dakota State University, a Master of Music Education from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Texas. 


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