College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder


trumpet studio

Eyes on the prize

October 13, 2015

The CU-Boulder trumpet studio has its sights set on the biggest trumpet competition in the country. Twenty of the studio’s 22 members are getting their materials together to enter the National Trumpet Competition in March.

guitar festival

Guitar Festival competition winners return for Boulder recital

October 9, 2015

Chad Ibison and Silviu Ciulei, winners of the 2015 CU International Guitar Festival and Competition, are returning to give Boulder audiences an encore performance on Monday, Oct. 12.

Celebrating music students and supporters

October 7, 2015

On Monday, Oct. 5, the important role of College of Music donors and the accomplishments of hundreds of students were recognized at the annual Scholarship Celebration and Dinner.

Ekstrand competition

Ekstrand graduate competition celebrates 30 years

September 23, 2015

The Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition marks its 30th year with a new time and a reception for concertgoers on Sunday, Nov. 15.

cleveland orchestra

Putting things in a new perspective

September 17, 2015

For three days, the halls of Imig Music were filled with new voices and new perspectives as members of the Cleveland Orchestra spent time in residency at CU-Boulder.

gershwin concert

Alumni concert in the Big Apple

May 11, 2015

The music of Gershwin and the talents of a CU-Boulder professor and pianist will be in the spotlight this week in New York City.

kip zimmerman

First Sher Distinguished Musician Scholarship winner announced

May 7, 2015

Incoming freshman Kip Zimmerman is the first CU-Boulder student to receive the Sher Distinguished Musician Scholarship.

Eklund gift sparks $2 million endowment for CU-Boulder Opera

Downtown Boulder businessman’s gift sparks $2 million CU Opera endowment

October 20, 2014

Longtime Boulder resident Paul N. Eklund has made a transformative gift to the opera program at the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder that, combined with additional university commitments, establishes a $2 million endowment for the program, to be renamed the Eklund Family Opera Program in honor of the gift.

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.