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College of Music freshman Michael Ochoa named Esteemed Scholar at CU-Boulder

College of Music freshman Michael Ochoa named Esteemed Scholar at CU-Boulder

September 19, 2014

College of Music freshman Michael Ochoa has been named to the inaugural class of the CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars program.

"I was honored to be awarded this scholarship and to be included in this program," Ochoa says. "A huge factor for me was the professor of oboe here (Peter Cooper), also the environment of CU-Boulder is a really welcoming place."

Syrian-American musician, peace activist to perform and speak at CU-Boulder Sept. 29, 2014

Syrian-American musician, activist Malek Jandali to perform Sept. 29 at CU-Boulder

September 16, 2014

As his country continues to suffer from violent political upheaval, terrorism and atrocities, renowned Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will bring his message of peace and human rights to CU-Boulder with a lecture and public concert on Sept. 29.

Get loud and get moving with Step Afrika! at CU-Boulder Sept. 19

Get loud and get moving with Step Afrika! at CU-Boulder Sept. 19

August 25, 2014

Dance troupe brings full theatrical performance of unique American form to Colorado for the first time

BOULDER, Colo. — Brian Williams has a request of anyone planning to attend Colorado’s first full dance concert by Step Afrika! at Macky Auditorium Sept. 19: Get loud and get moving.

Indian classical master Rajeev Taranath comes to CU-Boulder Sept. 6-23, 2014

Indian classical master Rajeev Taranath to give public classes, concerts at CU-Boulder Sept. 6-23

August 22, 2014

Rajeev Taranath, one of the world’s true masters of North Indian classical music and the sarod—a richly textured relative of the lute—will teach and perform during a Sept. 6-23 residency at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music. 

Takacs Quartet announces fall 2014 music programs at CU-Boulder

Takács Quartet fall programs announced

July 31, 2014

The Takács Quartet has announced music programs for its fall concerts.

Sept. 21-22

String Quintet in G minor, K. 516                                    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  Adagio ma non troppe
  Adagio – Allegro

Revealed: What really happened when Glenn Miller disappeared in 1944

July 8, 2014

D.B. Cooper. Amelia Earhart. Jimmy Hoffa. All prominent Americans whose unexplained disappearances have fascinated and confounded armchair historians and professionals alike—and created fertile ground for all manner of wild explanations and conspiracy theories.

In the good ol' summertime — 8th annual Great American Sing-along is June 29

June 12, 2014

Get in the spirit of Independence Day — and shake out the winter rust from your vocal pipes — at the 8thannual Great American Sing-along at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music on June 29. 

This year’s theme is “In the Good Ol’ Summertime” and will feature such beloved tunes as “Camptown Races,” “Home on the Range” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The hour-long sing-along also features free lemonade, a free souvenir songbook and more. 

CU Opera to open with ‘Pirates of Penzance’ Oct. 24-26

April 30, 2014

CU Opera will open its 2014-15 season with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic operetta, “The Pirates of Penzance,” at Macky Auditorium Oct. 24-26.

“This is one of the two or three most important pieces by Gilbert and Sullivan, and we’ve got just the right students to fill these roles,” says Leigh Holman, director of CU Opera. “This is a delightful piece and audiences just go crazy for it.” 

New faculty: Andrea Ramsey, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Associate Director of Choral Studies

April 29, 2014

Andrea Ramsey comes to the College of Music from the The Ohio State University in Columbus, where she is currently teaches choral methods and undergraduate conducting, and conducts the University Chorus. 

New faculty: Paul McKee, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

April 29, 2014

Paul McKee received a BME from the University of Northern Iowa and an MM in composition from the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1984 he joined Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and appeared on several Grammy-nominated recordings. Over the years McKee has served on the jazz faculty at schools including DePaul University, Youngstown State University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Florida State University.