Bach’s Enduring Influence

As a music student, I had to study 18th-century counterpoint as a core curriculum.  Simply put, the content of that class was how to write a fugue -- like Bach did. For those who are not familiar with the term, a fugue is a contrapuntal composition in which a short...

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The Colorado Bach Ensemble Story

In 2011, Colorado State University hosted a National Collegiate Choral Organization’s biennial conference in Fort Collins. This was a gathering of nearly 500 collegiate choral directors from across the country participating in performances, lectures, reading sessions,...

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Our Community of Musicians

Performing Bach is challenging, especially for those of us who don’t get to perform this music often. This summer, I had a chance to visit Leipzig (where Bach worked for 27 years) and hear the St. Thomas Boys Choir for the first time. These young men and boys continue...

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