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VIDEO: Maria Schneider on careers in music

August 6, 2012

Renowned jazz composer Maria Schneider visited CU-Boulder last year for a week-long residency. In between rehearsals and clinics, she found time to record these helpful videos for prospective music students. Thanks to MajoringinMusic.com for sharing these insightful clips:

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CU Opera in “Brundibar”

July 23, 2012

CU Opera provided the student vocalists for the lead roles in the Colorado Music Festival’s presentation of Hans Krasa’s “Brundibar” June 28-29, 2012. Jessi Goebel and Lukas Graf played the young heroes, Anniku and Pepicek, in search of milk for their ailing mother.

Michael Theodore Presents New Piece at CU Art Museum

May 30, 2012

In the true spirit of collaboration, a month-long summer exhibit at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum will feature a dynamic new media composition based on innovative robotics technology.  Called “Swarm Wall,” the large-scale interactive piece displays changing fields of color, light, and sound that are driven by a distributed form of artificial intelligence.

Tesla Quartet Places at Multiple Competitions

May 14, 2012

The Tesla Quartet, graduate string quartet-in-residence at the CU College of Music, has earned the Gold Medal in the Senior Strings Division of the illustrious Fischoff Chamber Music competition.  After several rounds of rigorous competition, the Tesla Quartet emerged with the gold medal in the senior strings division along with a $3,000 cash prize.  In addition to the prize money, the Tesla Quartet will participate in a tour of the midwestern United States in October.

Keane Southard (MM 2011) Fulbright in Brazil

May 1, 2012

Keane Southard (MM 2011, composition) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to spend nine months next year pursuing research in Brazil.

CU Chamber Ensembles to Participate in Fischoff Competition

April 17, 2012

Three chamber ensembles, all of differing instrumentation, have been accepted to compete with top musicians from across the country in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.  Based on audition materials and applications, the Zenobia Quintet, the Flatirons Brass Quintet and the Tesla Quartet have all been accepted into this illustrious competition.

ENTREPRENEURIAL UPBEAT: Vol. 5, No. 9

April 16, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES with guest DENNIS PAUL from Elevations Credit Union How many of you have student loans? Credit card balances? Other financial responsibilities? How many of you are already saving for retirement or paying your own health insurance? Do you know your credit score and why it’s so

ENTREPRENEURIAL UPBEAT: Vol. 5, No. 8

April 16, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: BUILDING A “PORTFOLIO CAREER” with special guest artist, flutist LINDSEY GOODMAN What’s a portfolio career? It’s what many (if not most) music students say they aspire to have: a career made up of teaching, an orchestral job, and chamber/solo performing. Learn what it takes to build such a career from

Takács Quartet Inducted into Gramophone Hall of Fame

April 12, 2012

Gramophone, the world’s authority on classical music, in preparation for its 90th birthday celebration, has selected 50 names to be the first inductees into The Gramophone Hall of Fame.  Among these 50 names are only two ensembles, one of them being CU Boulder’s very own Takács Quartet.

Patrick Mason to receive 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 10, 2012

Patrick Mason, a professor of voice at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music, has been selected to receive the 2012 Hazel Barnes Prize. The prize is the highest faculty recognition for teaching and research awarded by the university.

Mason will receive an engraved university medal and $20,000, the largest single faculty award funded by CU-Boulder. He will be recognized at spring commencement on May 11 and at a reception in his honor in the fall.

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