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CU-Boulder jazz ensemble to swing Ellington's 'Nutcracker' Dec. 11 at Dazzle Jazz

CU-Boulder jazz ensemble to swing Ellington-Strayhorn 'Nutcracker' Dec. 11 at Dazzle Jazz

December 9, 2014

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, which premiered the week before Christmas in 1892, is among the most iconic works of art associated with the holiday.

First recorded in 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazz interpretation takes the Russian composer's classic, amps the tempo and makes it swing

JOB - Asst. Dir of Communications & Web Administration

December 2, 2014

The CU Boulder College of Music seeks an Assistant Director of Communications and Web Administration (ADWA), who will expand its capacity to create and share content through traditional, web-based, and social media outlets.

$2.3 million gift from late CU-Boulder grad endows chair in Baroque music

November 25, 2014

Endowment is part of $6 million overall gift from the late Eugene D. Eaton Jr.

Although he divided his time between Arizona and Alaska, the late Eugene D. Eaton Jr. never lost his connection to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned three degrees in economics from 1961 to 1971. 

Altius Quartet wins Ekstrand music competition at CU-Boulder

Altius Quartet wins top prize at CU-Boulder College of Music Ekstrand competition; Sharon Park wins audience favorite award

November 20, 2014

Altius String Quartet won the Ekstrand Prize and violinist Sharon Park took home the Dean's Audience Favorite Prize at the 28th annual Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition on Nov. 27 at Grusin Music Hall.  

CU-Boulder College of Music alumni news, fall 2014

CU-Boulder College of Music alumni news, fall 2014

November 18, 2014

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Annie Booth (BA jazz piano ’11) released her debut CD, Wanderlust, featuring nine original compositions, on the Denver-based Dazzle Recordings label on Oct. 24.

Myra Jackson, CU-Boulder College of Music

Long-time College of Music staff member Myra Jackson, Nov. 24, 1940-Oct. 29, 2014

November 13, 2014

Myra Lee (Barnes) Jackson, known to every student and faculty member who scheduled a recital or concert at the College of Music and widely known to the Boulder community for her work with CU Presents, died at her home Oct. 29, 2014. She was 73.  

CU Boulder Holiday Festival 2014

CU Presents for the holidays: Scrooge and show tunes, English a cappella, seasonal sing-alongs and more

November 10, 2014

If your holiday entertainment tastes run to silly, sublime or sentimental—or all three—CU Presents can help you celebrate this holiday season.

“Whether you want to laugh, sing the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus or experience a taste of an English Christmas, CU Presents is delighted to offer our community three very distinct artistic celebrations of the season,” says Joan McLean Braun, executive director. 

Ekstrand music competition finals at CU-Boulder Nov. 8, 2014

Eclectic Ekstrand music finalists to duel onstage at CU-Boulder Nov. 17

November 7, 2014

All apologies to Forrest Gump, but you really never know what you’re going to get at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Ekstrand music competition finals. Might be Bach, Bernstein or Basie, show tunes or a string quartet, a jazz solo or guitar duo. 

World Music concert at CU-Boulder Nov. 8

Culture from a world away: Nov. 8 World Music concert at CU-Boulder

November 7, 2014

By Peter Alexander | Boulder Weekly

The University of Colorado College of Music won’t quite take you around the world in 80 minutes, but in one concert of that length, they can take you into musical cultures from the other side of the globe.