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Honoring Don Campbell

September 15, 2012

If you are already acquainted with the American Music Research Center, then you probably know the sad news that the AMRC lost a dear friend and supporter Don Campbell to cancer on June 12. Don was a world-famous authority on the transformative power of music, a dynamic teacher and lecturer, and the author of The Mozart Effect, Healing at the Speed of Sound, and more than a dozen other books.

Robert Cloutier

Hitting the right note with Robert Cloutier

September 15, 2012

When it was time to prepare for a concert, Frank Sinatra could have had his pick of any piano tuner in the world. The same went for Victor Borge, Roger Williams and Bruce Hornsby. When these legendary musicians needed their keyboards prepared for a performance, they called on Robert “Bob” Cloutier.


September 10, 2012

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: This Week on Entrepreneurship Wednesdays For the next month, Entrepreneurship Wednesdays will be offering a series of meetings on Your Basic Career Toolkit: This Week à Come to this week’s session on tips for demo recordings and head shots, and then sign up for the ECM Photo Shoot on Friday! (See


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.