Sandy Collins Spahr awarded Opera Colorado Grant

Alumna Sandy Collins Spahr (2006 double major in Music Ed and Horn Performance) teaches MS and HS Orchestra and Drama teacher at Frontier Academy in Greeley, CO. She won the 2012-13 “Page to Stage,” a grant awarded by Opera Colorado to one high school each year. The grant funded a full production for 31 student ages 14-18 to adapt The Scarlett letter into a musical. Students, with guidance from Sandy, two other teachers, and Opera Colorado, wrote the script, lyrics and music. They also designed props and created costumes, held auditions and acted and directed the production.

The local paper featured their story: Sandy wrote, “I am so thankful for the education I received at CSULB!  I consistently am reminded of what a high-caliber education I received as I’m out in the work world comparing my training with other colleagues.”

Tom Peters Tours Nosferatu

Tom Peters is touring with his live score for Nosferatu. His first stop is Portland, Oregon in October. Tom’s live electronic score seamlessly weaves through Nosferatu’s dark alleys. Tom specializes in creating music for silent films, performing original scores through looping electronics and synchronized electronic soundscapes with his bass.