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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.

CU Invitational Orchestra

CU Invitational Orchestra Festival

April 18, 2011

n April 8, 2011, the College of Music hosted the first CU Invitational Orchestra Festival. The festival involved the participation of three orchestras from Boulder High School, and orchestras from Legacy High School, Lakewood High School and Cherry Creek High School.

CU Presents 2011-12 Season Announcement

April 15, 2011

CU Presents is a part of the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music. We offer over 50 ticketed concerts every year as well as numerous educational and outreach events. CU Presents includes the Artist Series, CU Opera (including the CU New Opera Workshop), the Takács Quartet Chamber and Encore Series, and the Holiday Festival. CU Presents welcomes over 40,000 concertgoers to its events every year.

Fulbright Scholars at CU Music

March 18, 2011

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This year, College of Music faculty and students won four of these prestigious grants:

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.

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