College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Faculty

$2.3 million gift from late CU-Boulder grad endows chair in Baroque music

November 25, 2014

Endowment is part of $6 million overall gift from the late Eugene D. Eaton Jr.

Although he divided his time between Arizona and Alaska, the late Eugene D. Eaton Jr. never lost his connection to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he earned three degrees in economics from 1961 to 1971. 

CU-Boulder, Takacs Quartet violist Geraldine Walther featured in Houston Chronicle

Takács violist Geraldine Walther featured in Houston Chronicle

October 9, 2014

By Joshua Kosman | Houston Chronicle

It's been nearly a decade since Geraldine Walther packed up her viola and left the ranks of the San Francisco SympCalifornia drought: Major cutbacks by many Northern Californians

hony in favor of the life of a chamber musician. It doesn't sound like she regrets the decision for a moment.

For new CU-Boulder music faculty, Boulder hard to beat

For new faculty, engaged students, talented colleagues and Buff spirit make Boulder hard to beat

October 6, 2014

They come from diverse backgrounds and have worked all over the world, from Santa Fe to Salzburg, New York to northern Iowa. But all four new full-time faculty members at the College of Music agree: Boulder is hard to beat.

Takacs Quartet announces fall 2014 music programs at CU-Boulder

Takács Quartet fall programs announced

July 31, 2014

The Takács Quartet has announced music programs for its fall concerts.

Sept. 21-22

String Quintet in G minor, K. 516                                    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  Allegro
  Menuetto
  Adagio ma non troppe
  Adagio – Allegro

New faculty: Andrea Ramsey, Assistant Professor of Conducting and Associate Director of Choral Studies

April 29, 2014

Andrea Ramsey comes to the College of Music from the The Ohio State University in Columbus, where she is currently teaches choral methods and undergraduate conducting, and conducts the University Chorus. 

New faculty: Paul McKee, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies

April 29, 2014

Paul McKee received a BME from the University of Northern Iowa and an MM in composition from the University of Texas at Austin.

In 1984 he joined Woody Herman’s Thundering Herd and appeared on several Grammy-nominated recordings. Over the years McKee has served on the jazz faculty at schools including DePaul University, Youngstown State University, Northern Illinois University, the University of Missouri at Kansas City and Florida State University.

New faculty: Matthew Dockendorf, Assistant Director of Bands

April 29, 2014

Prior to his appointment at CU-Boulder, Matthew Dockendorf studied at Michigan State University, where he wrote drill and arranged music for the Spartan Marching Band and Spartan Brass. He served as conductor of the Campus Band and guest conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band and Musique 21. 

New faculty: Matthew Chellis, Assistant Professor of Voice

April 29, 2014

As a tenor, Matthew Chellis has appeared to critical and popular acclaim throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South America. 

He has performed with the New York City Opera, National Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Opera de Bogota, Frankfurt Opera and many others. He has served leading roles in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Don Juan in Prague, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and numerous others.

Robert Shay

CU-Boulder announces new College of Music dean

April 2, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of a new dean for the College of Music.

The new dean will be Robert Shay, director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His appointment will begin Sept. 1.

Brenda Romero inducted into Chicano Music Hall of Fame

July 22, 2013

When Brenda M. Romero was inducted into the Chicano Music Hall of Fame on July 26, it was just another step in her long-running effort to utilize “old New Mexican music” to teach a history that is largely unknown today.

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