March 11, 2013
The students of the pre-professional organization for music education majors at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently been recognized nationally and locally for the quality of their programs and their commitment to providing learning experiences for their members.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 5, 2012
Composition faculty Daniel Kellogg has been awarded a coveted Aaron Copland Award that includes a residency at Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark house in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. During this residency, Professor Kellogg will continue his exemplary composition work.
January 12, 2012
Several students of Professor of Piano Andrew Cooperstock were recently named prize winners in the “New York Concerti Sinfonietta 2011 International Piano Concerto Competition.” Grand Prize winner Antonio Pastor-Otero (DMA), now professor at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Switzerland), performed Haydn’s “Concerto in D Major” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on Dec. 17. He was joined by his wife, second prize winner Pia Bose (DMA), who performed Mozart.
April 26, 2011
Lucas Munce (MM candidate) received the 2011 DownBeat Magazine Award for Graduate College Outstanding Performances by a Jazz Soloist. More details about DownBeat’s 34th Annual Student Music Awards will be announced in the magazine’s upcoming June issue.
The CU Jazz Studies program has won 15 Student DownBeat Awards since 2002 in numerous categories.
March 18, 2011
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This year, College of Music faculty and students won four of these prestigious grants: