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.
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
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.
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.
October 25, 2013
Thanks to Daphne Leong for providing these recent highlights from the CU-Boulder Music Theory program:
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.
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.
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.
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.