College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Conducting

Joel Schut, CU-Boulder College of Music, in Afghanistan.

CU-Boulder music graduates bring music education to the heart of Afghanistan

August 12, 2013

Little more than a decade before Joel Schut arrived for a two-month teaching project at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, music was banned in the war-torn central Asian nation.

From 1992 to 2001, the ruling Taliban prohibited the playing of music and actively destroyed thousands of instruments. An entire generation of Afghans was not allowed to take part in the act of creating music.

VIDEO: Allan McMurray

November 4, 2011

Chair of the CU-Boulder Conducting Department, Allan McMurray