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ENTREPRENEURIAL UPBEAT: Vol. 5, No. 1 – the Welcome to 2012 edition!

January 24, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: A very special panel discussion on THE FUTURE OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA If you only make one Entrepreneurship Wednesday this semester, this is the one you should attend. Join me as I moderate a panel discussion with Jim Copenhaver (Interim CEO of the Colorado Symphony), Kevin Shuck (Executive Director of

Students win NY piano competition

January 12, 2012

Several students of Professor of Piano Andrew Cooperstock were recently named prize winners in the “New York Concerti Sinfonietta 2011 International Piano Concerto Competition.” Grand Prize winner Antonio Pastor-Otero (DMA), now professor at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Switzerland), performed Haydn’s “Concerto in D Major” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on Dec. 17. He was joined by his wife, second prize winner Pia Bose (DMA), who performed Mozart.


Noah Fulton-Beale: The Power of Music

January 6, 2012

The following speech was given by College of Music Outstanding Graduate Noah Fulton-Beale at the College of Music Commencement Ceremony in December 2011:

2012 CU New Opera Workshop Announced

January 3, 2012

The CU New Opera Workshop has just been announced for this summer and you’re invited to explore this year’s exciting offerings including Lori Laitman’s opera “Ludlow,” based on the verse novel by Colorado poet laureate David Mason about the deadly Colorado coal mining strike.

Library Sound Equipment

Discovering Music Locally

December 19, 2011

By Stephen Mantz

If you’re in Boulder, answers to your music questions are as close as the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Whether you visit the music library’s Web site ( or come to the Imig Music Building in person, the library staff is available to help.

Coleen Sheline 1926-2011

November 23, 2011

Coleen Sheline worked for the University of Colorado for 20 years as secretary to the director of marching bands and as administrative assistant to the Dean of the College of Music until she retired in 1990.

Coleen (Ewy) Sheline died on November 11, 2011 at a nursing home in Loveland. Coleen was born March 26, 1926 to Leonard and Luella Drage on the family farm in Campion, Colorado.


November 15, 2011

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST MARIA SCHNEIDER! Jazz performing artist Maria Schneider joins us as part of her visit to CU. Come hear her speak about her entrepreneurial career, especially her use of the website ArtishShare to distribute her recordings and how she came to win the first-ever Grammy for an independently-produced album.


November 13, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: This Week on Entrepreneurship Wednesdays: Resume & CV Open Hour & Feedback session Join Professor Nytch and Career Services Asst. Director Jon Schlesinger for an open working session on resumes, CVs, and cover letters. We’ll take as many folks as we can on a first-come, first-served basis, so bring your stuff


November 8, 2011

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Aakash Mittal and the launching of his quartet Our series of guest alums continues to jazz musician Aakash Mittal, founder and leader of the Aakash Mittal Quartet. Whether you’re a jazz musician or not, this will be an informative session about the journey of starting your own performing

VIDEO: Allan McMurray

November 4, 2011

Chair of the CU-Boulder Conducting Department, Allan McMurray