Vaughn poses for a portrait

Sergeant is a Cellist

When Clayton Vaughn was 11-years-old, he started playing the cello. He is now a cellist in the United States Marine Band, the oldest continuously active professional musical organization in the country.

Wei Wu

Alums Tia Fuller and Wei Wu nominated for Grammy Awards

Jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller (MMus’00) and opera singer Wei Wu (MMus’13) receive Grammy Award nominations.

Book cover for Music

Is There a Piano in the House?

Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne was a legendary piano teacher. Her updated memoir includes new stories and photos from her life.


Campus News Briefs — Summer 2018

June 1, 2018

Takács Quartet, the Ralphie pool and the power of a lover's touch.

KGNU radio

Origins: KGNU Radio

June 1, 2018

Boulder’s first nonprofit community FM station, 88.5 KGNU, began broadcasting in 1978.

Steve Lamos

Video: Professor or Rock Star? Both

May 7, 2018

Steve Lamos, who teaches English, writing and rhetoric at CU Boulder, is also the drummer for American Football, a late-’90s rock band that Rolling Stone ranks among the “Top 10 All Time” emo bands.

Glenn Miller

Origins: The Gold Record

Dec. 1, 2017

The first-ever gold record went to Big Band leader Glenn Miller.

accordian player

To Finland, with Love

Dec. 1, 2017

A student's musical homage to a nation wins a hearing before the ambassador.

cover of the book

In Those Dazzling Days of Elvis

The book tells a story of human anguish and betrayal, love and loss, recrimination and regret and shows how choices, once made, can change one’s life forever.

Afghan girls

Girl Power

June 1, 2017

For years, the Taliban banned music in Afghanistan. Now the country has its first all-female orchestra — and Allegra Boggess to thank.