College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder


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.

Graduate Choral Conducting at CU

October 9, 2012

Each school year the graduate program in choral conducting in the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder welcomes through its doors aspiring conductors from across the nation and around the globe.  As they dawn their degree work, these young men and women are initiated into a choral legacy steeped in excellence, history, and tradition.  Graduates from CU’s program have ascended the ranks of their profession, making significant impacts on the research and performance of choral

VIDEO: Allan McMurray

November 4, 2011

Chair of the CU-Boulder Conducting Department, Allan McMurray