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Video: CU Opera’s “Susannah”

March 9, 2011

Meet Malcolm Ulbrich and Wei Wu, the singers portraying Reverend Olin Blitch in CU Opera’s production of “Susannah” by Carlisle Floyd. Features clips from rehearsal and a short interview. Ulbrich will be performing Saturday, and Wu on Friday and Sunday.

CU’s Glenn Miller Archive acquires one of world’s best Big Band Era collections

March 1, 2011

The Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado Boulder American Music Research Center has acquired one of the world’s most significant collections of Big Band Era recordings and memorabilia.

The Ed Burke Collection – named for its shepherd and founder – contains approximately 1,400 reel-to-reel tapes containing hundreds of hours of live radio programs featuring virtually every musician of major importance during the Big Band Era.

Annie Booth

Annie Booth gets Honorable Mention in 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards

February 25, 2011

Jazz Piano Bachelor of Music student Annie Booth received an Honorable Mention as part of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. This program, established in 2002, was created to encourage gifted jazz composers from throughout the United States. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 9 to 29, and are selected through a juried national competition.

5 Practical Wellness Tips for Musicians

February 22, 2011

Professor James Brody discusses 5 Wellness Tips for Musicians. For more information about the Musicians’ Wellness Initiative at CU-Boulder, visit http://music.colorado.edu/departments/wellness/.

Questions?

Email musicwellness@colorado.edu

Erin Paton

Student Voice: Erin Paton

February 17, 2011

Hello friends!

My name is Erin Paton and I am currently a freshman studying music education and jazz studies here at CU Boulder. I play saxophone and love to compose – it’s how I “roll,” so to speak. Apart from that, I am also an entrepreneur. Over the past summer, while talking with my brother who is also in the music business, I thought of an idea that would send me off on an entrepreneurial adventure – the Tūturu Jazz Orchestra.

Congratulations Ekstrand Competition Winners!

February 10, 2011

2011 BRUCE EKSTRAND MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

Alumni News: Miroslava Mintcheva wins MTNA Fellowship

February 8, 2011

Dr. Miroslava Mintcheva (DMA 2010, piano performance) is the recipient of the 2011 MTNA StAR Studio Teacher Fellowship Award.  This prestigious award is given to an individual who exhibits exceptional teaching and performance skills and is deeply committed to the teaching profession. She is very proud to have been selected as the winner out of a large national pool of applicants. The award is in the amount of $3,000. In addition, Dr.

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CU Opera in Italy

February 8, 2011

In August 2011, four CU students will travel to the Friuli region of Italy to perform with the Piccolo Festival.  (Nicole Vogel, Meagan Mahlberg, Jeffrey Seppala, and Wei Wu.) Three will be performing in Rossini’s one-act opera La cambiale de matrimonio. (The fourth student will be performing in their concert series). Leigh Holman will serve as stage director for that production.

CU New Music Alums… Where are they now?

February 8, 2011

Danny Schade BM/2008/Percussion, BME/2008/Elementary General
Private lesson teacher, Substitute teacher, Freelance drummer/composer. His first album was just released: “Predestination and Other Games of Chance… the Soundtrack.” Featuring music from his scoring of the podcast-audio-drama, Antithesis. Available at jdsawyer.net. Danny has also composed and self produced over 90 pieces of music in 2010, available at www.dannyschade.com

Lisa Canning

Lisa Canning – No more starving artists!

February 4, 2011

I first met Lisa Canning a little over a year ago at the first-ever conference on music entrepreneurship in higher ed, sponsored by the College Music Society. When, during our very first conversation, I learned that she had studied clarinet at Northwestern University — a leading conservatory preparing musicians for orchestral performing jobs — and that she had discovered there that playing in an orchestra was not her calling, I felt an immediate bond.

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