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CU Opera in Italy

February 8, 2011

In August 2011, four CU students will travel to the Friuli region of Italy to perform with the Piccolo Festival.  (Nicole Vogel, Meagan Mahlberg, Jeffrey Seppala, and Wei Wu.) Three will be performing in Rossini’s one-act opera La cambiale de matrimonio. (The fourth student will be performing in their concert series). Leigh Holman will serve as stage director for that production.

So You Think You Can Collaborate?

January 20, 2011

The College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosted its first competition dedicated specifically to collaborative music-making: So You Think You Can Collaborate? Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. The winners of the competition were Forty Fingers of Fury (Allan Armstrong, Laura Brumbaugh, Doreen Lee and Sunyoung Lee, pianos with Owen Zhou, technical guru).

Laurie Sampsel

Laurie Sampsel elected to MLA Board

December 20, 2010

The Music Library Association (MLA) has elected CU-Boulder Music Library Faculty 
Director Laurie J. Sampsel as one of its three new Board of Directors Members-at-Large.

Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says Thomas Riis

December 15, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music.

CU Master's student Ed Breazeale and CU Jazz students and faculty conduct a session on improvisation.

CU Jazz teams up with the St. Vrain Jazz Festival

December 8, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, CU Jazz Ensemble I took part in the first St. Vrain Jazz Festival. Seven high schools from the St. Vrain school district took part in the festival, which is in its inaugural year. The following high schools participated: Niwot, Erie, Frederick, Longmont, Silver Creek, Mead and Lyons. Niwot had two bands participate!

CU Opera Recognized by National Opera Association

December 1, 2010

College of Music graduate students John Lindsey and Nicole Vogel have been invited to perform a scene fromCarmen at the National Opera Association National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on January 6.  Together with music director Christopher Zemliauskas, this scene will also be performed on the opera scenes program Tuesday, December 7 in the Music Theatre.

Barber Centennial

Hsing-Ay Hsu’s Recording: Barber Centennial

November 29, 2010

Hsing-ay Hsu, director of Pendulum New Music, just released her new CD, Barber Centennial.  This album features Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata and his Piano Concerto (which won him a Pultizer Prize), recorded in Moscow with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra.  Samuel Barber is one of the most lyrical and poetic 20th century composers, and helped to define t

Madrigal Festival 2010

Madrigal Festival 2010

November 5, 2010

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, the 49th Annual Madrigal Festival took place at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Grusin Hall

College of Music Faculty by the Numbers

October 19, 2010

In 2009-2010 College of Music faculty:

Takács Quartet and Daniel Kellogg

October 12, 2010

The Takács Quartet just completed a three-concert series focusing on Schubert in New York City (92nd Street Y), and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The series featured the New York premiere of a new work composed for the Quartet by CU Composter Daniel Kellog based on the slow movement theme of Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” Quartet; guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane, guest cellist Paul Katz, and guest bassist Joseph Feeney.

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