Music Department - Artists In Residence

Artists in Residence Program

About AIR:

The Fort Lewis College Artists in Residence Program is administered by a group of Durango volunteers known as the Artist in Residence Committee. The program has been active since 1995 in enhancing the education of FLC music students by providing funds for the presentation of master classes and performances by visiting musicians.

This program also provides Four Corners residents with the opportunity to enjoy these master classes and performances.  Although the program is endowed, continued financial support from the Four Corners community is necessary to sustain the program’s viability.

Contribute to AIR:

We invite you to join us in financial support of this program that benefits the students of Fort Lewis College and our community. The committee administers the program through the Fort Lewis College Foundation.

To contribute please call the Foundation at (970) 247-7121.

Come to our Concerts and Master Classes:

Please check out the many fine musicians/clinicians we have committed to bringing to you this season. Master Classes are free and open to anybody. All events take place in Roshong Recital Hall (Jones 205, FLC Campus), unless otherwise noted.

Recitals/Concerts cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. FLC students are free with ID. Entry is paid at the door via cash or check. Your participation helps sustain this vital program - thanks!

2017-2018 Artists in Residence Recital/Master Class Series


September 30 - October 1, 2017

Hosanna! Interfaith Choral Workshop

    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    1:00pm 4:00pm
    First United Methodist Church (map)

Calling all singers! This interfaith workshop for community singers will focus on achieving your best technique in a choral environment. Singers will participate in targeted warm-ups, sectionals with the singers of Quadrivium, and group rehearsals with our guest conductor, Maestro Thomas Heuser. The workshop culminates in a performance of Ola Gjeilo's breathtaking piece for choir and strings, The Ground, as part of Quadrivium's Sunday evening concert.


    Sunday, October 1, 2017
    5:00pm 6:30pm
    First United Methodist Church (map)

Quadrivium's second season kicks off with Hosanna!, a concert celebrating the power of the heavenly spirit. Selections include William Byrd's elegant Mass for Five Voices and motets by Rheinberger, Barber, Mathias, Rubbra, and Bortniansky. Participants in the Hosanna! Choral Workshop will join Quadrivium and guest conductor Thomas Heuser for the finale, Ola Gjeilo's moving hymn, The Ground.

Hosanna! features guest bass-baritone Toby Vaughn Kidd, tenor Andreas Tischhauser, and Maestro Thomas Heuser. It is supported in part by the Fort Lewis College Artist in Residence program.

Quadrivium was formed in 2016 to bring world-class vocal chamber music to Durango, CO, and the surrounding region. We perform fine small-ensemble vocal music to enrich our community, showcasing infrequently performed vocal repertoire at the highest level of artistry. Consisting of four to five voices, Quadrivium provides audiences a uniquely intimate ensemble experience.

The name “Quadrivium” reflects the importance of our location near the Four Corners, as well as our interest in the intersection of music and education. We invite our audiences to experience new cultural and artistic frontiers through performances of repertoire that is varied and challenging, yet accessible. Through engagement with community institutions and students, Quadrivium aims to bring chamber music to broad and diverse audiences throughout our region.


Become a Music Major:

Admission/Scholarship Procedures and Application

2017 - 2018 Audition Dates:

  • November 9, 2017
  • February 2-3, 2018