College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder



September 4, 2012

ENTREPRENEURIAL UPBEAT: Vol. 6, No. 2 Hi Gang! If you’re like me, you’re wondering how we could already need that Labor Day holiday as much as we did… But now it’s time to dive back in! Lots of things cooking at the ECM, so check ‘em out: This Week on Entrepreneurship Wednesdays We start off

Artem Chirkov

Rocky Mountain String Bass Festival

August 29, 2012

The 12th Rocky Mountain String Bass Festival is being held on Sunday, September 16 in the CU College of Music.   The Festival is features guest artist Artem Chirkov, one of the foremost double bassists in the world today.  Mr. Chirkov is principal bass of the St.

Michael Thornton and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

August 27, 2012

As the Colorado Symphony Orchestra moves forward with a new consumer-focused business model, Associate Professor Michael Thornton feels a sense of ownership for the culture change the CSO is undergoing, since he had a hand in the orchestra’s fresh direction.

The past three years have been challenging for the financially strapped symphony. A disparate philosophy and vision between the former management and the musicians on how to reduce operating costs added to the turmoil.

CU Presents Single Tickets Now on Sale!

August 20, 2012

Single tickets for the Artist Series and CU Opera are now on sale.

CU Youth Piano Program: Learn from the Best

August 9, 2012

The CU Youth Piano Program trains students through weekly, one-hour or half-hour private or group lessons. Instructors are experienced teachers from the CU College of Music, and the program is supervised by the CU Piano Pedagogy Chair, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi.

VIDEO: Maria Schneider on careers in music

August 6, 2012

Renowned jazz composer Maria Schneider visited CU-Boulder last year for a week-long residency. In between rehearsals and clinics, she found time to record these helpful videos for prospective music students. Thanks to for sharing these insightful clips:


CU Opera in “Brundibar”

July 23, 2012

CU Opera provided the student vocalists for the lead roles in the Colorado Music Festival’s presentation of Hans Krasa’s “Brundibar” June 28-29, 2012. Jessi Goebel and Lukas Graf played the young heroes, Anniku and Pepicek, in search of milk for their ailing mother.

Michael Theodore Presents New Piece at CU Art Museum

May 30, 2012

In the true spirit of collaboration, a month-long summer exhibit at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum will feature a dynamic new media composition based on innovative robotics technology.  Called “Swarm Wall,” the large-scale interactive piece displays changing fields of color, light, and sound that are driven by a distributed form of artificial intelligence.

Tesla Quartet Places at Multiple Competitions

May 14, 2012

The Tesla Quartet, graduate string quartet-in-residence at the CU College of Music, has earned the Gold Medal in the Senior Strings Division of the illustrious Fischoff Chamber Music competition.  After several rounds of rigorous competition, the Tesla Quartet emerged with the gold medal in the senior strings division along with a $3,000 cash prize.  In addition to the prize money, the Tesla Quartet will participate in a tour of the midwestern United States in October.

Keane Southard (MM 2011) Fulbright in Brazil

May 1, 2012

Keane Southard (MM 2011, composition) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to spend nine months next year pursuing research in Brazil.