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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.

Review: Takács Quartet

January 28, 2011

After devoting their London appearances last season to Beethoven, the Takács Quartet’s three Southbank recitals in the current term range much more widely. Their second emulated the basic outline of the first, two months ago: a quartet from Haydn’s Op 71 set was followed by major 20th- and 19th-century works, in this case by Bartók and Smetana.

So You Think You Can Collaborate?

January 20, 2011

The College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosted its first competition dedicated specifically to collaborative music-making: So You Think You Can Collaborate? Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. The winners of the competition were Forty Fingers of Fury (Allan Armstrong, Laura Brumbaugh, Doreen Lee and Sunyoung Lee, pianos with Owen Zhou, technical guru).

Nicole Vogel and John Robert Lindsey with their NOA award plaque.

CU Opera wins National Opera Scenes Competition

January 14, 2011

CU Opera won first place in the National Opera Association (NOA) opera scenes competition held Thursday, January 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Music Student for a Day – FEB 21

January 12, 2011

The College of Music is excited to welcome prospective students with an interest in majoring in music to Music Student for a Day, Monday, February 21, 2011.

Events will include a walking tour of campus, parent and student panel discussions with current students, admissions information, and lunch.  Students will also have the opportunity to sit in on ensemble rehearsals and hear from the Entrepreneurship Center for Music Director, Dr. Jeffrey Nytch.

Cover art by Peter Mendelsund

Michael Theodore’s “Panauromni” on Chicago Top 10

December 21, 2010

Michael Theodore‘s ensemble Psychoangelo’s new recording Panauromni has been named a top ten classical album of 2010 by Time Out Chicago. The recording has also been receiving airplay on various college radio stations in the United States, and on BBC’s Radio 3.

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