College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Development

Anna & John J. Sie Foundation funds $2 million Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment at CU-Boulder

December 2, 2013

Some of the University of Colorado Boulder’s most promising musicians will receive scholarships thanks to Anna and John J. Sie, who have committed $2 million to establish the Daniel and Boyce Sher Distinguished Musicians Endowment.

Jack and Jeanne Thompson

CU-Boulder fundraising leaders fund $2 million jazz studies endowment

March 1, 2013

Jeannie and Jack Thompson have made an unprecedented commitment to the Jazz Studies program at the University of Colorado Boulder — building $1.6 million in combined gifts to trigger a new $2 million program endowment.

To honor and recognize this transformational gift, the program will be renamed the Thompson Jazz Studies Program, as announced at yesterday’s annual Spring Swing big band concert. It is CU-Boulder’s first named program.

Artem Chirkov

Rocky Mountain String Bass Festival

August 29, 2012

The 12th Rocky Mountain String Bass Festival is being held on Sunday, September 16 in the CU College of Music.   The Festival is features guest artist Artem Chirkov, one of the foremost double bassists in the world today.  Mr. Chirkov is principal bass of the St.

commencement

Noah Fulton-Beale: The Power of Music

January 6, 2012

The following speech was given by College of Music Outstanding Graduate Noah Fulton-Beale at the College of Music Commencement Ceremony in December 2011:

University of Colorado announces $1.5 billion fundraising campaign

April 26, 2011

On April 25, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson today announced Creating Futures, a $1.5 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in university history, which will benefit people, programs and places across CU’s four campuses.

CU’s Glenn Miller Archive acquires one of world’s best Big Band Era collections

March 1, 2011

The Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado Boulder American Music Research Center has acquired one of the world’s most significant collections of Big Band Era recordings and memorabilia.

The Ed Burke Collection – named for its shepherd and founder – contains approximately 1,400 reel-to-reel tapes containing hundreds of hours of live radio programs featuring virtually every musician of major importance during the Big Band Era.

Erin Paton

Student Voice: Erin Paton

February 17, 2011

Hello friends!

My name is Erin Paton and I am currently a freshman studying music education and jazz studies here at CU Boulder. I play saxophone and love to compose – it’s how I “roll,” so to speak. Apart from that, I am also an entrepreneur. Over the past summer, while talking with my brother who is also in the music business, I thought of an idea that would send me off on an entrepreneurial adventure – the Tūturu Jazz Orchestra.

Grusin Hall

College of Music Faculty by the Numbers

October 19, 2010

In 2009-2010 College of Music faculty:

Lissy Garrison

Welcome Lissy Garrison, Director of Development

October 10, 2010

The College of Music and CU Foundation welcome Lissy Garrison who was appointed Senior Development Director on October 6, 2010.