July 24, 2015
Combining composition and computer science, double major Willie Payne is exploring new ways to use music in video games.
May 13, 2015
CU NOW, a three-week workshop that introduces vocal and composition students to the leaders in their field, begins its sixth year at CU-Boulder on May 26.
October 25, 2013
Thanks to Daphne Leong for providing these recent highlights from the CU-Boulder Music Theory program:
September 9, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. — Brett Madsen was deeply interested in music as a high-school student in Florida. It just wasn’t the pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres most of his peers listened to.
He was into classical music, from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Chopin. And he was very into writing the same kind of thing.
August 5, 2013
When the Colorado Buffaloes catch a breather during Pac-12 network football games this fall — ditto for the basketball team, right into spring — expect to see a top-notch team from the CU-Boulder College of Music step in.
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 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.
February 7, 2012
The Aakash Mittal Quartet, led by Aakash Mittal (BM 2007, saxophone), received the ASCAP/Chamber Music America award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for jazz ensemble in January in New York. The group performs its members’ original works and draws heavily on the improvisational vocabulary and compositional aspects of the North Indian classical raga tradition.
February 25, 2011
Jazz Piano Bachelor of Music student Annie Booth received an Honorable Mention as part of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. This program, established in 2002, was created to encourage gifted jazz composers from throughout the United States. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 9 to 29, and are selected through a juried national competition.
October 12, 2010
The Takács Quartet just completed a three-concert series focusing on Schubert in New York City (92nd Street Y), and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The series featured the New York premiere of a new work composed for the Quartet by CU Composter Daniel Kellog based on the slow movement theme of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet; guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane, guest cellist Paul Katz, and guest bassist Joseph Feeney.