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Congratulations Ekstrand Competition Winners!

February 10, 2011

2011 BRUCE EKSTRAND MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

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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.

Lisa Canning

Lisa Canning – No more starving artists!

February 4, 2011

I first met Lisa Canning a little over a year ago at the first-ever conference on music entrepreneurship in higher ed, sponsored by the College Music Society. When, during our very first conversation, I learned that she had studied clarinet at Northwestern University — a leading conservatory preparing musicians for orchestral performing jobs — and that she had discovered there that playing in an orchestra was not her calling, I felt an immediate bond.

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).

Nicole Vogel and John Robert Lindsey with their NOA award plaque.

CU Opera wins National Opera Scenes Competition

January 14, 2011

CU Opera won first place in the National Opera Association (NOA) opera scenes competition held Thursday, January 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

Marching Band

Music Student for a Day – FEB 21

January 12, 2011

The College of Music is excited to welcome prospective students with an interest in majoring in music to Music Student for a Day, Monday, February 21, 2011.

Events will include a walking tour of campus, parent and student panel discussions with current students, admissions information, and lunch.  Students will also have the opportunity to sit in on ensemble rehearsals and hear from the Entrepreneurship Center for Music Director, Dr. Jeffrey Nytch.

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.

Sasha Haft is a Finalist for the YouTube Symphony

December 10, 2010

Sophomore flute performance major Sasha Haft has been named one of 4 finalists for piccolo for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Viewer votes will determine the winner, so please visitwww.youtube.com/symphony and vote for Sasha once per day through December 17th.

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.

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