College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder


CU Music Day

October 19, 2010

On Monday, October 11, 2010, the College of Music welcomed 74 students, along with their friends and families, to the first CU Music Day.  The day presented informational sessions, events and activities for students to learn more about the College of Music and its degrees and programs.   The day began with students receiving information from the Admissions Department and the administration of the College of Music, Dean Daniel Sher, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, James Austin. 

Takács Quartet and Daniel Kellogg

October 12, 2010

The Takács Quartet just completed a three-concert series focusing on Schubert in New York City (92nd Street Y), and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The series featured the New York premiere of a new work composed for the Quartet by CU Composter Daniel Kellog based on the slow movement theme of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet; guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane, guest cellist Paul Katz, and guest bassist Joseph Feeney.


Lissy Garrison

Welcome Lissy Garrison, Director of Development

October 10, 2010

The College of Music and CU Foundation welcome Lissy Garrison who was appointed Senior Development Director on October 6, 2010.

Free Massages for College of Music Students through the Musicians’ Wellness Initiative

October 6, 2010


Free 30 minute table massages offered for College of Music students by interns from Boulder College of Massage Therapy through the Musicians’ Wellness Initiative.  Interns get hours towards certification; you get a free massage!

Faculty CD Release: Geraldine Walther and David Korevaar

September 30, 2010

David Korevaar and Geraldine Walther have collaborated on this new CD release. Information from MSR Classics below:


TRUE DIVIDED LIGHT for Viola and Piano
SONATA for Cello and Piano


Andrew Cooperstock

Boston Musical Intelligencer Review of Andrew Cooperstock

September 19, 2010

A disappointingly small audience turned out for one of the most significant and worthwhile concerts of the 2010 Maverick Concerts season in Woodstock. Saturday evening. The duo Opus Two, violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock, played a recital called “American Spirit,” and they justified their title with both repertoire and performance.

Fiske Guide to Colleges

Fiske Guide to College Picks CU-Boulder Music

August 27, 2010

The 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges listed CU-Boulder as one of only 25 Major Universities Strong in Music. CU-Boulder’s College of Music has appeared on this select list for several years. The Fiske Guide also recognized CU-Boulder as Strong in Environmental Studies and a top Major University with Strong Support for Students with Learning Disabilities.

Brad Goode Cover

Brad Goode’s New Album

August 9, 2010

Associate Professor of Jazz Studies Brad Goode debuts his exciting new quartet on Tight Like This, Goode’s fourth Delmark Records CD and his twelfth as a leader. The Chicago native has assembled the band “I’ve longed for my entire career,” one that shares his willingness to take risks “while maintaining respect for the form and the group sound.” Tight Like This will be released September 21.

Voice and Choral Alumni News

August 2, 2010

Thank you to retired Professor Joan Catoni Conlon for sending us these updates about some of our recent graduates from the Voice, Opera, and Choral Department:

Aaron Tindall

Aaron Tindall (DMA tuba) wins Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition

July 27, 2010

Aaron Tindall (DMA tuba student) won the concerto competition at the Aspen Music Festival and performed R. Vaughn-Williams’ Concerto for Bass Tuba July 28th in the Benedict Music Tent at the Aspen music Festival.  Before the performance he  gave a live radio broadcast with Warren Deck, former principal tuba of the New York Philharmonic and John Rojack, bass trombone with the American Brass Quintet on KAJX (Aspen Public Radio).