College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

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Music Education Student Organization Receives National Recognition

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.

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.

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.

Daniel Kellogg

Composition Faculty Daniel Kellogg Wins Aaron Copland Award

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.

Students win NY piano competition

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.

Takács Quartet wins Royal Philharmonic Society award

May 12, 2011

CU-Boulder’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Takács Quartet, has won the prestigious 2011 Royal Philharmonic Award in the Best Chamber Music & Song category.

Lucas Munce

Lucas Munce wins 2011 DownBeat Award

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.

Fulbright Scholars at CU Music

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:

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