February 21, 2014
BOULDER, Colo. — The German composer Engelbert Humperdinck composed the first music for his 1893 opera, “Hansel and Gretel,” in response to his sister, who asked if he’d set lyrics she’d written for her children as a Christmas surprise.
Adelheid Wette would eventually write the libretto based on the famous Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, and the opera became something much more grand than originally conceived
January 31, 2014
University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced two finalists for the position of dean of the College of Music.
The finalists for the position are Mary Ellen Poole, former dean of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
January 17, 2014
Pope Francis named Monsignor Stephen J. Berg, a 1973 graduate of the College of Music, bishop of the Catholic Diocese on Wednesday, Jan. 15 by Pope Francis.
The 62-year-old bishop-elect, who graduated with a degree in piano performance, will be ordained and installed in a Feb. 27 ceremony.
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.”
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.