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Laurie Sampsel

Laurie Sampsel elected to MLA Board

December 20, 2010

The Music Library Association (MLA) has elected CU-Boulder Music Library Faculty 
Director Laurie J. Sampsel as one of its three new Board of Directors Members-at-Large.

Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says Thomas Riis

December 15, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music.

Sasha Haft is a Finalist for the YouTube Symphony

December 10, 2010

Sophomore flute performance major Sasha Haft has been named one of 4 finalists for piccolo for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Viewer votes will determine the winner, so please and vote for Sasha once per day through December 17th.

CU Master's student Ed Breazeale and CU Jazz students and faculty conduct a session on improvisation.

CU Jazz teams up with the St. Vrain Jazz Festival

December 8, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, CU Jazz Ensemble I took part in the first St. Vrain Jazz Festival. Seven high schools from the St. Vrain school district took part in the festival, which is in its inaugural year. The following high schools participated: Niwot, Erie, Frederick, Longmont, Silver Creek, Mead and Lyons. Niwot had two bands participate!

Macky Auditorium

Macky Auditorium has a new website

December 6, 2010

Macky Auditorium, one of the College of Music’s premiere performance venues, has just launched a new interactive website,! There you can find many new features that will help to enhance your visit to Macky including:

CU Opera Recognized by National Opera Association

December 1, 2010

College of Music graduate students John Lindsey and Nicole Vogel have been invited to perform a scene fromCarmen at the National Opera Association National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on January 6.  Together with music director Christopher Zemliauskas, this scene will also be performed on the opera scenes program Tuesday, December 7 in the Music Theatre.

Barber Centennial

Hsing-Ay Hsu’s Recording: Barber Centennial

November 29, 2010

Hsing-ay Hsu, director of Pendulum New Music, just released her new CD, Barber Centennial.  This album features Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata and his Piano Concerto (which won him a Pultizer Prize), recorded in Moscow with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra.  Samuel Barber is one of the most lyrical and poetic 20th century composers, and helped to define t

Madrigal Festival 2010

Madrigal Festival 2010

November 5, 2010

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the 49th Annual Madrigal Festival took place at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

CU students win MTNA Competition

November 3, 2010

Congratulations to the following CU student performers and their teachers for winning the following awards at the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) state competition. The competition is open to anyone in the State of Colorado and winners will advance to the Division Competition in January in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Buzzword: “Entrepreneurship”

October 27, 2010

ECM Director Jeffrey Nytch discusses what “entrepreneurship” means, and the resources available within the College of Music in attaining professional success!