Date(s) - April 6, 2022
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Music in the Museum Concert Series

This free Music in the Museum Concert Series explores the cross-fertilization of music and the visual arts through concerts in the galleries. Performances by Colorado State University music faculty and students are enriched with context provided by faculty from the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.


Music in the Museum: Wednesday, April 6, performances at noon and 6 p.m.

Musicians: Michelle Stanley, flute; Stanley Curtis, trumpet; Jooyeon Chang, piano
Singer: Tiffany Blake, soprano
Art Historian: Lynn Boland, Director and Chief Curator of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
Theme: Martyrdom and Hagiography, inspired by the exhibition Glorioserías: The Body in Late Twentieth Century Mexican Art



Martyrdom of Marsyas                                                     Robert Bariller (1918-1980)
Michelle Stanley, flute
Jooyeon Chang, piano


Selections from The Hermit Songs                                 Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Tiffany Blake, soprano
Jooyeon Chang, piano


The Hollow Men                                                        Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)
Stanley Curtis, trumpet
Jooyeon Chang, piano


This concert is free and open to the public, but we ask for reservations as space is limited.

(registration closes 1 hour before the concert or if event reaches total capacity)

Register for Music in the Museum, April 6 at 12 p.m.

Register for Music in the Museum, April 6 at 6 p.m.


Music in the Museum is a free concert featuring faculty from the music department at CSU. The performance will be held in GAMA’s Griffin Foundation Gallery and Director and Chief Curator Lynn Boland will speak on the connection between music and the art of Glorioserías: The Body in Late Twentieth Century Mexican Art.


About the performers:

Associate Professor of Music Tiffany Blake:

Praised by Opera News Online for her “…truly virtuoso performance… immaculate tone, good support and breath to spare,” soprano, Dr. Tiffany Blake, received her D.M.A. in Vocal Performance with a minor in Opera Stage Direction from the Eastman School of Music, where she also earned her M.M. and was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate.

Dr. Blake’s operatic roles include Desdemona in Otello, Marguerite in Faust, the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and Mercedes in Carmen among others. Solo engagements have included appearances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Fort Collins. Dr. Blake has a special interest in song literature, and has given several recitals in Scotland, France, Salzburg, and across the U.S., appearances with Chicago’s Arts at Large and the Odyssey Chamber Music concert series in Columbia, Missouri, and a vocal chamber music recital with Salzburg International Chamber Music Concerts.

She currently serves as associate professor of voice and director of the Charles and Reta Ralph Opera Program at Colorado State University.


Assistant Professor of Music Stanley Curtis:

Stanley Curtis has developed a multi-faceted career as a trumpeter, composer, and early music specialist. After studying at the University of Alabama, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and in the Netherlands on a Fulbright Scholarship, he received his Doctor of Music from Indiana University in 2005. Having retired from a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., he was appointed to a one-year position in 2018 and then accepted a tenure-track offer in 2019 as assistant professor of trumpet at Colorado State University.

Currently, Stanley performs as principal trumpet of the Fort Collins Symphony, and is a member of the CSU Faculty Brass Quintet. In the U.S. Navy Band, he performed hundreds of concerts in the Washington, D.C., area, went on dozens of national and international tours with the Concert/Ceremonial Band, was a member and leader of the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quartet and, as a ceremonial bugler, performed Taps thousands of times at Arlington National Cemetery. He also served as assistant principal trumpet in the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (in Spain) from 1994- 1997 and as principal trumpet with the Evansville Philharmonic from 1991- 1994. He won third prize at the 1995 Altenburg Baroque Trumpet Competition, in Germany. He was also a concerto competition winner at Indiana University, Brevard Music Camp, and the University of Alabama.


Associate Professor of Music Michelle Stanley:

Michelle Batty Stanley is associate professor of music, flute at Colorado State University where she is also the Director of Arts Management at the LEAP Institute. Praised for her “fine breath control and offers subtlety in playing and a strong sense of the long, lyrical lines”, Michelle is a performer of solo, chamber and orchestral music. She is a regular international artist and has enjoyed giving masterclasses from China to the U.S. She has performed across the globe and is on the faculty of the Interharmony Music Festival in Italy and director of CSU’s Arts Management program.

Michelle received a M.M. and D.M.A. in flute performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a B.A. in Music from the University of New Hampshire. She also attended Trinity College of Music in London where she studied with Anne Cherry.


Instructor of Music Jooyeon Chang:

Dr. Chang is an active collaborative pianist, embracing a massive variety of repertoires including winds, strings, opera, musical theatre, and large ensembles.

She has worked as a collaborative pianist around the world and has performed with world-renowned brass musicians such tuba greats as Øystein Baadsvik, Roland Szentpali, Thomas Lulu, and euphonium players Steven Mead, Anthony Caillet, and Bastien Baumet.

For many years, she has been official staff pianist for the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival, Chœur de l’Orchestre de Paris, and a guest accompanist of Musique de Armée de l’Air de Paris.

Born in Seoul, Dr. Chang earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. She holds Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music in London, a Diplôme d’Études Musicales at the Conservatoire national de région de Paris, and an Artistic Diploma at the Korean National University of Arts in piano accompaniment. She also received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Korean National University of Arts in 2003. Her major teachers include Bangwon Han, Anne Epperson, Collet Valentine, Andrew West, James Baillieu, Michael Dussek, Claude Collet and Jongphil Lim.


About the speaker:

Director and Chief Curator Lynn Boland:

Lynn Boland joined CSU as the director of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in July 2017. They bring more than 20 years of experience in various academic and university museum roles. Boland received an undergraduate degree in art history from the University of Georgia and a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with a dissertation that examined the relationship between atonal music theory and abstract art in early twentieth century Europe. Their publications and exhibitions have received awards from the College Art Association (CAA), the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM); their research and publications have received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kress Foundation, and the Getty Foundation, among others.

Boland specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century art. While working as the Pierre Daura Curator of European Art at the Georgia Museum in 2016, Boland curated and produced a comprehensive catalogue to accompany the exhibition Paper in Profile: Taller de Gráfica Mexicana. In 2017, they presented a talk for From Mexico City to LA: A Visual History of Graphic Art in participation with the Getty Foundation’s 2017 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA at Mixografia Gallery, tracing the history of printmaking in Mexico through the twentieth century.