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Trombonist Ian Bousfield at CU-Boulder Jan. 22

Trombonist Ian Bousfield to perform at CU-Boulder Jan. 22

January 14, 2014

Ian Bousfield, one of the world’s top trombonists, will perform at the CU-Boulder College of Music Jan. 22 as part of a three-day residency through the James and Rebecca Roser Visiting Artist Program. 

“Ian Bousfield is simply one of the most remarkable trombonists in the world,” says William J. Stanley, associate professor of trombone and chair of the brass/percussion department at CU-Boulder. “We are honored to have him.” 

Stephen Wade to speak at CU-Boulder Feb. 10

Stephen Wade, roots music ‘detective,’ to speak at CU-Boulder Feb. 10

January 13, 2014

2014 Robert R. and Ruth J. Fink lecturer has delved deep into the origins of American folk tunes — and tunesmiths

BOULDER, Colo. – Perhaps we should call Stephen Wade the Sherlock Holmes of American roots music. 

Vivaldi, Boccherini on tap for Venice Baroque Orchestra at Macky Feb. 13

January 9, 2014

Premier period-instrument ensemble will play its first Boulder concert Feb. 13 

BOULDER, Colo. — When the Venice Baroque Orchestra, one of the world’s premier period-instrument ensembles, takes the stage at Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus Feb. 13, audiences can expect a full course of Vivaldi, followed by a feast of Boccherini 

CU Regent Ludwig write poem in appreciation of Holiday Festival

CU Regent Ludwig pens poem in appreciation of Holiday Festival

December 11, 2013

Moved by a performance of the 2013 Holiday Festival, one of the College of Music's and CU Presents' most popular events year after year, University of Colorado Regent Stephen Ludwig authored a poem, "Cosmic Gift," that distills some of the emotions stirred by the performance.

In a letter to Dr. James Austin, interim dean at the CU-Boulder College of Music, Ludwig wrote:

Anna & John J. Sie Foundation funds $2 million Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment at CU-Boulder

December 2, 2013

Some of the University of Colorado Boulder’s most promising musicians will receive scholarships thanks to Anna and John J. Sie, who have committed $2 million to establish the Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment.

Teaching peace through music: Liz Shropshire to speak at CU Nov. 14

November 5, 2013

Following the brutal ethnic cleansing that ravaged Kosovo in the late 1990s, Liz Shropshire wanted to find a way to help the tens of thousands of children living in refugee camps. 

Music Theory News

October 25, 2013

Thanks to Daphne Leong for providing these recent highlights from the CU-Boulder Music Theory program:

Van Cliburn winner Kholodenko to play at CU-Boulder Nov. 8

October 14, 2013

A program rich in Rachmaninov comes to Macky Auditorium

Here’s the kind of musician 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Vadym Kholodenko is: Dissatisfied with cadenzas he’d heard to the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, he decided he’d write one himself.

Fall 2013 faculty, alumni student news

October 10, 2013

CU-Boulder was a strong presence at the biennial Symposium on Music Teacher Education, which took place this September at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sponsored by the Society for Music Teacher Education, a division of the National Association for Music Education, the symposium hosted several College of Music students, alumni and faculty.

"The Sound of Ecstasy" at CU-Boulder Oct. 17

"The Sound of Ecstasy" explores the role of music in Jewish Renewal Oct. 17

October 8, 2013

Scholars, musicians and religious practitioners will gather to highlight and explore the role of music in Judaism in “Embodied Judaism: The Sound of Ecstasy,” a day-long symposium on Oct. 17 on the CU-Boulder campus.