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Entrepreneurial Upbeat: Vol. 4 No. 1

August 23, 2011

ENTREPRENEURIAL UPBEAT: Vol. 4, No. 1 THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: Welcome Back Informational Session: 5:00-6:30 in C-113. As always, Free Pizza & Drinks! * A note about Convo Credit and Entrepreneurship Wednesdays: we offer credit for weeks with OUTSIDE guests only. You can use up to 2 such credits each semester. Watch this space

Grusin Music Hall Renovations: A Year Later

June 30, 2011

One year after the renovation project in Grusin Music Hall was underway, Recording Engineer Kevin Harbison talks about the changes to the aesthetics and acoustics of the hall. If you didn’t get to a concert during the 2010-11 academic year, join us in the Fall to enjoy the exciting new concert experience in Grusin.

CU Now 2011

CU NOW 2011

June 14, 2011

The CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW) returned June 22-25 with an exciting new program of workshop-style performances featuring commentary from the composers. The workshop opened June 14 with a sold-out recital by CU voice alumnus Ashraf Sewailam.

Brenda Romero

Brenda Romero wins book contract

June 10, 2011

Associate Professor of Musicology Brenda Romero is the recipient of a book contract for the Folklore Studies for a Multicultural World Series, a Mellon initiative with the American Folklore Society, the University of Illinois Press, University of Wisconsin Press, and University of Minnesota Press.  A national competition, they chose 6 authors.  Her proposal The Transcultural Matachines, Creativity and Renewal in the Americas was one of only six selected.

2011 Panoramic Flute Seminar

June 6, 2011

The 2011 Panoramic Flutist Seminar was a huge success! 45 students from all over the US gathered for four packed days of flute playing, classes, concerts, yoga and hikes. Faculty included Christina Jennings, Leone Buyse, Lisa Garner Santa, and collaborative pianist, Colette Valentine.

Panoramic Flute 2011 faculty

Takács Quartet wins Royal Philharmonic Society award

May 12, 2011

CU-Boulder’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Takács Quartet, has won the prestigious 2011 Royal Philharmonic Award in the Best Chamber Music & Song category.

Keyboard Day a Success

May 5, 2011

The Keyboard Department had a highly successful 3rd annual Keyboard Day on March 12, 2011. The audience included local teachers and students, and we spent the day exploring various aspects of keyboard playing and getting to know one another.

University of Colorado announces $1.5 billion fundraising campaign

April 26, 2011

On April 25, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson today announced Creating Futures, a $1.5 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in university history, which will benefit people, programs and places across CU’s four campuses.

Oxford University Press releases Keith Waters’ The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68

April 26, 2011

Oxford University Press has released a new book by CU-Boulder Associate Professor of Music Theory Keith Waters.  Entitled The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68, the book details the music of the “Second Quintet” — the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-1960s — and one of the most innovative and influential groups in the history of the genre.  The studio recordings released by this group made profound co

Lucas Munce

Lucas Munce wins 2011 DownBeat Award

April 26, 2011

Lucas Munce (MM candidate) received the 2011 DownBeat Magazine Award for Graduate College Outstanding Performances by a Jazz Soloist. More details about DownBeat’s 34th Annual Student Music Awards will be announced in the magazine’s upcoming June issue.

The CU Jazz Studies program has  won 15 Student DownBeat Awards since 2002 in numerous categories.