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"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. 

Your Brain Needs Music, Oct. 11-12 at CU-Boulder

Tuning the brain for creativity: 'Your Brain Needs Music' symposium, Oct. 11-12

October 3, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. – “Access to arts education is one of the civil rights issues of our time,” says Anthony Brandt, associate professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. That may sound like hyperbole, but Brandt says it’s just neuroscience. 

Complex human behavior involves both automated behavior — rote memorization — and mediated behavior, which requires synthesis, reasoning and creativity.

Holiday Festival tickets go on sale September 29

September 24, 2013

The best tickets for this popular event go fast, so order early.

Elephant gig revives grad student Brett Madsen's interest in orchestral music

September 9, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Brett Madsen was deeply interested in music as a high-school student in Florida. It just wasn’t the pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres most of his peers listened to. 

He was into classical music, from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Chopin. And he was very into writing the same kind of thing.

Cleveland Orchestra members coming to CU-Boulder

Cleveland Orchestra members give public master classes at CU-Boulder

August 29, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Fourteen musicians with the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra presented public master classes on Sept. 10 as part of a three-day residency at the CU-Boulder College of Music.

 

Provost announces search committee for CU-Boulder College of Music dean

August 28, 2013

CU-Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore announces the formation of a search committee to lead a national search for a new dean of the College of Music.

Joel Schut, CU-Boulder College of Music, in Afghanistan.

CU-Boulder music graduates bring music education to the heart of Afghanistan

August 12, 2013

Little more than a decade before Joel Schut arrived for a two-month teaching project at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, music was banned in the war-torn central Asian nation.

From 1992 to 2001, the ruling Taliban prohibited the playing of music and actively destroyed thousands of instruments. An entire generation of Afghans was not allowed to take part in the act of creating music.

College of Music composers, performers featured in Pac-12 TV commercial

August 5, 2013

When the Colorado Buffaloes catch a breather during Pac-12 network football games this fall — ditto for the basketball team, right into spring — expect to see a top-notch team from the CU-Boulder College of Music step in.

Brenda Romero inducted into Chicano Music Hall of Fame

July 22, 2013

When Brenda M. Romero was inducted into the Chicano Music Hall of Fame on July 26, it was just another step in her long-running effort to utilize “old New Mexican music” to teach a history that is largely unknown today.

James Austin

James Austin named interim dean of College of Music

June 28, 2013

James Austin has been named interim dean of CU-Boulder’s College of Music, Provost Russell Moore announced today. The appointment is effective on July 1.

Austin, a professor of music education, joined the College of Music in 1994. He has served as associate dean of undergraduate studies since 2006. He was the music education chair from 1997 to 2012. In 2004, the college awarded Austin the Richard Bern Trego faculty fellowship.

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