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CU-Boulder announces two finalists for dean of College of Music

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.

Pope Francis names CU-Boulder College of Music graduate bishop of Pueblo, Colo.

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.

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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.