Faculty News

elizabeth swanson

New faculty spotlight: Elizabeth Swanson, associate director of choral studies

June 21, 2017

New Associate Director Elizabeth Swanson decided to come to Boulder from New York City for a number of reasons, including the legacy of the choral studies program.Read more »
jazz students perform

Summer Jazz Academy hosts violinist during sixth year

June 20, 2017

Now in its sixth year, the Summer Jazz Academy this summer brings in Christian Howes, a guest artist who might be considered unconventional.Read more »
andrew garland

New faculty spotlight: Andrew Garland, baritone

June 15, 2017

Baritone Andrew Garland is the newest assistant professor of voice, and he has big plans for his new cohort of students.Read more »
musicians' wellness class

Mini-Documentary: The Musicians' Wellness Program

May 11, 2017

Experts in balancing mind and movement teach the Alexander Technique and other tactics for leading a healthy musical life through the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music’s trailblazing Musicians’ Wellness Program.Read more »
indigo girls with the orchestra

Recapturing the magic

April 25, 2017

After a sold-out concert with pop-folk duo the Indigo Girls in Spring 2016, this spring the College of Music’s premier ensemble again booked a gig with the Girls—this time to record a live album.Read more »
patti peterson

A woman of many hats

April 17, 2017

One of the college's longest-serving faculty members, Associate Professor of Voice Patti Peterson, retires this spring after 25 years at CU Boulder.Read more »
screenshot of alejandro's piano program

Online summer piano course open for registration

April 11, 2017

This summer, Alejandro Cremaschi will teach a class of 15-20 students the finer points of beginner piano playing. They'll go through a sequence of fun piano pieces and learn about rhythm, reading music, hand placement and chords—and they'll do it entirely online.Read more »
jeremy smith teaching class

Uncovering a Renaissance musical controversy

April 10, 2017

In this faculty spotlight, Jeremy Smith talks about his controversial book on the equally controversial song output of English composer William Byrd.Read more »
yo-yo ma and the cello studio

Artist Series season brings top artists and eye-opening experiences

April 4, 2017

As the Boulder community benefits from the Artist Series' concerts, students at the College of Music enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing, learning from—even talking shop with—their idols.Read more »
jazz ensemble on stage

Concert Jazz Ensemble prepares for trip to Costa Rica

March 21, 2017

This year over Spring Break, the students and faculty of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program will give whole new meaning to the idea of taking their show on the road.Read more »

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