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Music Theory News

October 25, 2013

Thanks to Daphne Leong for providing these recent highlights from the CU-Boulder Music Theory program:

Elephant gig revives grad student Brett Madsen's interest in orchestral music

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.

College of Music composers, performers featured in Pac-12 TV commercial

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.

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.

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.

Aakasg Mittal

Alumni News – Aakash Mittal wins ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award

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.

Annie Booth

Annie Booth gets Honorable Mention in 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards

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.

Takács Quartet and Daniel Kellogg

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.

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Composer Daniel Kellogg and “The Autumn Orchard”

July 6, 2010

CU-Boulder composition faculty member Daniel Kellogg is working on a new opera, The Autumn Orchard, which will be workshopped this summer at the CU New Opera Workshop. Here are a few sample posts from his blog danielkellogg.blogspot.com: