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CU-Boulder College of Music to host Feb. 2 memorial for Robert Miles

CU-Boulder College of Music to host Feb. 2 memorial for Robert Miles

January 21, 2015

The College of Music will host a memorial for student Rob Miles at 7:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 2, in Grusin Music Hall. 

Miles, 22, died Dec. 8 in a skiing accident at Eldora Mountain Resort. He was a senior at CU-Boulder pursuing a double major in bassoon performance and environmental engineering. 

CU-Boulder musicians to accompany renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. Jan. 22

CU musicians to accompany renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. Jan. 22

January 20, 2015

By Kelly Dean Hansen | Daily Camera Classical Music Writer

There was a time when the New York-based Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company traveled with the same musicians when it toured the country.

Ekstrand music competition finals at CU-Boulder Nov. 8, 2014

Eclectic Ekstrand music finalists to duel onstage at CU-Boulder Nov. 17

November 7, 2014

All apologies to Forrest Gump, but you really never know what you’re going to get at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Ekstrand music competition finals. Might be Bach, Bernstein or Basie, show tunes or a string quartet, a jazz solo or guitar duo. 

World Music concert at CU-Boulder Nov. 8

Culture from a world away: Nov. 8 World Music concert at CU-Boulder

November 7, 2014

By Peter Alexander | Boulder Weekly

The University of Colorado College of Music won’t quite take you around the world in 80 minutes, but in one concert of that length, they can take you into musical cultures from the other side of the globe.

College of Music freshman Michael Ochoa named Esteemed Scholar at CU-Boulder

College of Music freshman Michael Ochoa named Esteemed Scholar at CU-Boulder

September 19, 2014

College of Music freshman Michael Ochoa has been named to the inaugural class of the CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars program.

"I was honored to be awarded this scholarship and to be included in this program," Ochoa says. "A huge factor for me was the professor of oboe here (Peter Cooper), also the environment of CU-Boulder is a really welcoming place."

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.

Music Theory News

October 25, 2013

Thanks to Daphne Leong for providing these recent highlights from the CU-Boulder Music Theory program:

Elephant gig revives grad student Brett Madsen's interest in orchestral music

September 9, 2013

BOULDER, Colo. — Brett Madsen was deeply interested in music as a high-school student in Florida. It just wasn’t the pop, rock, hip-hop and other genres most of his peers listened to. 

He was into classical music, from Bach and Beethoven to Mozart and Chopin. And he was very into writing the same kind of thing.

Dan Sher and his wife

Daniel & Boyce Sher Colorado Music Scholarship Endowment Fund

June 20, 2013

Under Dan Sher’s visionary leadership, the College of Music has grown to be an internationally-recognized institution and is an important resource to the campus and the community.

Daniel Sher

Daniel Sher to step down as dean

May 30, 2013

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore today announced that he has accepted the resignation of Daniel Sher as dean of the College of Music at CU-Boulder effective June 30, 2013.

Sher, who will have served in the post for 20 years when he steps down next summer, will return to the College of Music faculty. He was named dean of the College of Music in July of 1993.

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