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CU Around: The Imig of Innovation

Feb. 23, 2021

CU Boulder’s College of Music celebrated its 100th birthday in style last year with a stunning 64,000-square-foot, $57-million expansion funded by numerous private donors and a university matching capital grant.

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Full of Soul

Feb. 22, 2021

From Beyonce to Pixar, Tia Fuller shines her light on jazz. Soon after Tia Fuller (MMus’00) vamped the red carpet at the Grammy Awards in March 2019, she got a call from a casting agent representing the animated Pixar film Soul . “They were looking for a saxophone player to...

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10 Concerts Played at CU

Jan. 28, 2021

CU has hosted many amazing artists over the years, representing everything from classical cello to electronic dance music. Here are 10 great concerts performed at CU Boulder.

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The Music Guru

Nov. 10, 2020

As a journalist for the Denver Post, G. Brown covered music for nearly 30 years. Today he’s executive director of the Colorado Music Experience and author of On Record.

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On Record

June 15, 2020

by G. Brown (Jour'79) (Colorado Music Experience, 340 Pages; 2020) Buy the Book Colorado Music Experience founding director and author G. Brown covered popular music at the Denver Post for 26 years, interviewing well over 3,200 musicians, including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, and Kurt Cobain, all of whom...

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The Looping Artist

June 1, 2020

Digital artist Pamela Z is known for creating unique loops, voice manipulations and compositions. Her work earned her the Rome Prize.

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A True Honor

Feb. 1, 2020

In June, Gary Forsberg and the a cappella chorus he’s a part of, Sound of the Rockies, represented the U.S. at France’s Brittany American and Omaha Beach American Cemeteries, to commemorate D-Day’s 75th anniversary.

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The Fine-Tuned Musician

Oct. 1, 2019

Making music is a physical pursuit. The CU Music Wellness Program helps performers stay fit.

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The Sound of Silent Film

Oct. 1, 2019

Rodney Sauer bought a cultural treasure sight unseen — a vast trove of silent film-era musical scores. Then he gave it all away.

Lee Knight

The Bull-Riding Musician

Oct. 1, 2019

Lee Knight of Denver is a front-end software developer by trade, and also a musician, youth minister, choir director — and bull rider.

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