July 20, 2010
The American Music Research Center’s annual advisory board retreat Saturday, July 17 was an opportunity for AMRC staff and board members to discuss future plans and recap the year’s events. This past year has been an eventful one at the AMRC, including the following highlights:
July 9, 2010
July 8, 2010
Instructor of Music Theory Paul Miller was invited in May to perform on three historical string instruments in the Wilkins Collection of the Library of Congress, in Washington DC. These instruments were donated in 1937 by Dr. H.
July 7, 2010
Alumna Kathleen McGuire (DMA, 2000) was one of only six conductors nationwide to have been awarded a special citation in 2010 from The American Prize for Excellence in Music Education, for her work with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. It is a recognition of distinction, noting her as among America’s finest teachers of the art of music.
AMRC Curator Wins CU President’s Award: Laurie Sampsel Receives 2009 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award
July 7, 2010
Laurie Sampsel, faculty director of the Howard B. Waltz Music Library, is the recipient of the 2009 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award. The award comes with a $1,000 research/creative work grant and a plaque. The commendation from Interim Provost Stein Sture noted Sampsel’s 2008 book on music research published by Oxford University Press. Laurie was recognized at the Fall Convocation on October 16, 2009, in Old Main Chapel.
June 28, 2010
It has recently come to the attention of the University of Colorado that door-to-door magazine salespeople have been falsely representing themselves as members of a “CU orchestra” raising money for a trip to Europe. Arvada is one of the cities in which these impostors have been spotted in recent weeks.
May 7, 2010
Grusin Music Hall is undergoing a major renovation this summer which will significantly improve its acoustics and audience experience. The stage will be lowered by 14 inches and made acoustic for better sound and a more intimate setting. A permanent rear acoustic wall will be added for better sound isolation from outside sources. Additional benefits include a larger performing space, improved lighting, more natural wood, and better handicap accessibility.