College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder


Patrick Mason to receive 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 10, 2012

Patrick Mason, a professor of voice at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music, has been selected to receive the 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize. The prize is the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Mason will receive an engraved university medal and $20,000, the largest single faculty award funded by CU-Boulder. He will be recognized at spring commencement on May 11 and at a reception in his honor in the fall.

Daniel Kellogg

Composition Faculty Daniel Kellogg Wins Aaron Copland Award

April 5, 2012

Composition faculty Daniel Kellogg has been awarded a coveted Aaron Copland Award that includes a residency at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley.  During this residency, Professor Kellogg will continue his exemplary composition work.

Anasazi String Quartet

Alumni Anasazi String Quartet win MTNA Chamber Music Competition

March 29, 2012

The Anasazi String Quartet (ASQ) won 1st Prize in the 2012 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. The quartet, praised by audiences for their passionate and engaging performances, has been playing together since the fall of 2009. Founded at the University of Colorado at Boulder, ASQ pursued studies with the school’s string faculty: Lina Bahn, Judith Glyde, Erika Eckert, and the Takács Quartet.

Megan Marino

Megan Marino MM 2008 wins 3rd prize in 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition

March 27, 2012

CU-Boulder Music alumna Megan Marino (MM 2008, vocal performance) won third prize in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition on April 21, 2012, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker, Broadway and Encores! music director Rob Berman, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President and American Theater Wing Chairman of the Board Theodore S. Chapin served as judges.

CU Presents Season Tickets Now on Sale

March 18, 2012

Season tickets for the 2012-2013 Artist Series, Takács Chamber & Encore Series, CU Opera, Holiday Festival and Spring Swing are now available!

Following in the 75 year tradition, the Artist Series brings a diverse array of world class performers to CU Boulder.  From engaging and thrilling dance, a world of musical sounds and exciting classical performances the 2012-2013 Artist Series is one not to miss!


March 13, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: FOR-PROFIT or NON-PROFIT? With special guest Travis LaBarge, Founder of Parlando School for the Arts Many aspiring musicians assume that the arts venture they’re dreaming of starting someday will be a non-profit. But this isn’t always the best choice…how do you figure that out? Come hear Travis LaBarge, Founder and


March 13, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: CONTRACTS with Attorney Dave Ratner and CU Presents Exec. Director Joan Braun Sooner or later we’ll all have to deal with a contract – either as an artist being contracted to perform, compose, or write, or as a presenter hiring artists for your venture. Come learn about how contracts are

Joel Burcham

Faculty Joel Burcham in La Traviata

March 6, 2012

Recently featured as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Assistant Professor of Voice Joel Burcham has received exceptional praise in this new review on

“Burcham has a velvety, seamless tone that’s never forced…are tours-de-force, such as the rise and fall in volume at the end of his Act 2 aria.”

Read the full review by clicking here.

Japanese Balinese Music

Diversity in the College of Music

February 28, 2012

Highlighting the broad range of activities undertaken by our students and faculty, the Diversity Committee at the College of Music has assembled an impressive list.  From teaching in Ghana and Mexico to the publication of books and articles, our esteemed faculty is committed to embracing and celebrating diversity.


February 21, 2012

College of Music Director of Development Lissy Garrison

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about how to approach individual patrons for support, and how to develop and maintain relationships with donors. This is a skill that EVERY musician needs to learn, so what better time & place than with our own Lissy G.?