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AMRC 2011 in Review

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:

Panoramic Flutist Seminar 2010

July 9, 2010

The 2010 Panoramic Flutist Seminar was held June 1-4 at CU. 44 flutists from the US, Mexico, France, Korea, and New Zealand were in attendance. Flute faculty included CU’s Christina Jennings, Rice University Full Professor Leone Buyse, and Jean Ferrandis- the extraordinary International soloist. Margaret McDonald and David Korevaar were the seminar’s amazing pianists.

Paul Miller at the Library of Congress

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.

Kathleen McGuire (DMA, 2000)

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.

Composer Daniel Kellogg and “The Autumn Orchard”

July 6, 2010

CU-Boulder composition faculty member Daniel Kellogg is working on a new opera, The Autumn Orchard, which will be workshopped this summer at the CU New Opera Workshop. Here are a few sample posts from his blog danielkellogg.blogspot.com:

Impostors Falsely Claiming to Fundraise for CU

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.

Tia Fuller on Jazz Times Cover

Tia Fuller on the cover of JazzTimes

June 24, 2010

Saxophonist and CU Jazz Studies alumn Tia Fuller (MM 2001) appeared on the cover of the June 2010 edition of JazzTimes. To read an intro to the article, visit the JazzTimes website.

Grusin Music Hall Renovation

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.

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