As our community and those around the world respond to COVID-19, we are faced with difficult decisions. One was whether or not to cancel our performances. What we do here in the Moss Performing Arts Center is magical. Every year it takes faculty and students countless hours to prepare CMU’s Theatre and Music and Dance productions and concerts. So, it’s with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of our remaining 2019/2020 Season.

CMU Theatre and Music and Dance are reliant on the balance between the cost of artistry and the support of our audience. Now, as we all face an uncertain future, that is especially true for cultural organizations throughout our community. Individuals wishing to receive a refund should contact the box office at or 1-970-248-1210 by March 30th. All other ticket sale revenue from cancelled performances will be considered a donation of the value of the ticket to CMU’s Theatre or Music scholarship fund. Please be aware that the value of individual tickets in season ticket packages is less than the face value of individual tickets. If you wish to allow your ticket cost to remain a donation to our scholarship funds, you need do nothing but accept our thanks for helping us continue providing an exceptional performing arts education to the next generation of aspiring artists.

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Studying the Arts at CMU

When you study the arts at CMU, you won't get lost in the shuffle. Our fine and performing arts departments are large enough to produce an intensive schedule of performances and gallery shows each year, yet small enough for faculty members to devote their energies to the development of each student. We are committed to offering instruction that provides opportunities for students to acquire skills and achieve an understanding of the fundamentals of art and performance production, and to readying our students for the challenges of a career in the arts.

Moss Performing Arts Center

The Moss Performing Arts Center, named for local Colorado Mesa University supporters John and Angie Moss, provides music, dance and theatre students with the facilities needed to let their creativity shine. As the major center for arts and culture between Denver and Salt Lake City, Moss was named one of the top 25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers by The Moss Performing Arts Center is home to about 600-seat William S. Robinson Theatre, the 300-seat Carolyn Love Recital Hall, the Walter Walker Reception Area, the Mesa Experimental Theatre, a design studio, numerous music practice rooms, smart technology classrooms, and a dance studio with panoramic views of the Grand Valley.

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437CO: CMU's Art Gallery in Downtown Grand Junction

437CO is located at 437 Colorado Avenue (between 4th and 5th Streets) in a building shared with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). In addition to the gallery, the building houses a studio space for classroom instruction and artist presentations. During exhibits, the gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 12-5pm. Gallery admission is free and all receptions and artist events are free and open to the public. For additional information, please call the Art and Design Department at (970) 248-1833.

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