Eirini Tornesaki: Exploring Intercultural Dialogue through Greek Music

June 15, 2020

At Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Greek musicians are leading a rediscovery of intercultural dialogue through music. At the forefront of these efforts is Cretan singer Eirini Tornesaki (also known by her artist name, Erini).

Alex Craig

Alex Craig 1946 - 2020

May 18, 2020

Composer and pianist Alex Craig of Broomfield, Colorado died of a sudden heart attack on the evening of Saturday, April 18th. Alex was a part of the musical scene in Boulder from the mid-1960s when he began accompanying music students as an undergraduate at CU-Boulder.

Hidden Voices

'Hidden Voices' Uncovers Neglected Group of Composers

April 17, 2020

Professor of Piano Pedagogy Alejandro Cremaschi and his students are uncovering a neglected group of composers rarely visible in the world of classical piano music with their project, "Hidden Voices."

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Music at CU: A Brief History

April 6, 2020

In celebration of the College of Music's centennial year, Thomas Riis, Joseph Negler emeritus professor of music who directed of the AMRC from 1992-2018, has written, Music at the University of Colorado: A Brief History.

Bill Kearns

Bill Kearns 1928-2020

March 16, 2020

It is with sadness and a deep sense of personal loss that I share the news of the death of William K. Kearns last Thursday, March 12, at his retirement community in Pinole, California, where he had lived since 2015.

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‘Music, Silence, and Nostalgia’ talk set for April 6

March 3, 2020

Professor Jacqueline Avila--a musicologist who works with film music and the intersections of cultural identity, tradition, and modernity in the Hollywood and Mexican film industries--will present, "Sombra's Soundscape: Music, Silence, and Nostalgia in Alonso Ruizpalacios's Güeros (2014)."

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Exploring America’s musical past to compose the future

Feb. 25, 2020

On the third floor of Norlin Library, tucked away from studying students, four cardboard boxes filled with weathered manila envelopes contain sheet music, scribbled with 100 years’-worth of annotations from past owners.

Susan Thomas

Emphasizing diversity in American music

Feb. 11, 2020

With special collections ranging from colonial era tunebooks and pirate radio to silent film scores and big band works, the American Music Research Center (AMRC) creates an experience far beyond serving as a research center jointly held by the College of Music and the University Libraries.

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The CU Boulder College of Music: A Century in the Making

Jan. 22, 2020

Former Director of the AMRC and Professor Emeritus Thomas Riis and College of Music students reflect on the first 100 years of music at CU Boulder and what the next century could hold as the college celebrates its Centennial.

Danile Party

AMRC Hosts 'Music Under Dictatorship' Researcher, Daniel Party

Jan. 17, 2020

The American Music Research Center will host Dr. Daniel Party, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, on Monday, February 2 to present his work on " The uses of Víctor Jara in Chilean Social Movements (2009-2019) ." As has been widely noted, the Chilean social uprising of October 2019 had as...