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Eddie Palmieri on NPR's JazzSet; 'Miles Davis of Latin jazz' at Macky April 5

February 24, 2014

By Mark Schramm and Becca Pulliam
National Public Radio 

Viola professor Erika Eckert featured on Colorado Public Radio

February 24, 2014

By Brad Turner, Colorado Public Radio

When violist Erika Eckert sets out to plan and perform a recital, she searches for music that explores a theme or tells a memorable story.

Colorful, fantastical ‘Hansel and Gretel’ will appeal to all ages, March 14-16

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 

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: