George Takei

An Evening with George Takei

Oct. 10, 2016

Note: This article refers to a past event. The Distinguished Speakers Board welcomes actor and activist George Takei to CU Boulder on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Takei’s return to fame in recent times can be attributed to his involvement in social media. With a Facebook page with over...

Shakespeare and Music

Guest Blog: Shakespeare and Music

Aug. 23, 2016

This month, the University of Colorado Boulder plays host to the earliest complete published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays during the exhibition "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare." Fittingly, faculty and students from the College of Music will play their part by celebrating four centuries of music inspired...

Jose Leonardo Leon

Guest Blog: From Caracas to Colorado: a musical journey

July 25, 2016

Jose Leonardo Leon has taught music and been taught music. He’s performed music and he’s seen music performed. He’s even been part of a Latin Grammy-winning recording with one of his musical idols. Now, the Venezuela-born trombonist has his eye on the ultimate degree. “I want to teach in a...

El Sistema orchestra

Guest Blog: Putting It All Together

April 12, 2016

In the spring, most students on campus have their eyes on summer. Jobs and internships, camping trips and family vacations. A break from school. But music education students Claire Glover and Cameron Coday have their eyes on lesson plans, staff-lined chalkboards and the fresh faces of the young music students...


Now in the Gallery: Sangeeta Reddy

March 3, 2016

Note: This blog entry refers to a past event. Fractured Landscapes of the West features a series of landscape paintings by Denver-based, Indian-born artist Sangeeta Reddy. The large and small-scale paintings illuminate the striking and complex landscapes of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah through a vast range of colors that...

jessica main

Guest Blog: Artificial limbs, musically engineered

Feb. 3, 2016

Through music, Beal began to see how she could help people. “Usually prosthetic legs are where more resources go, just because they’re vital in helping people walk. But I use my hands and arms every day playing my instrument, so that would be my desired field. As a musician, I...

Edward Snowden

Sold Out! An Evening With Edward Snowden

Feb. 1, 2016

This event is officially sold out. The CU Boulder Distinguished Speakers Board is pleased to announce its second event of the year: former National Security Agency system administrator Edward Snowden is coming to the University of Colorado Boulder via video chat on Tuesday, February 16th. Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning...

Philip Bologna

Bus Driver Hits The Right Note (video)

Jan. 28, 2016

Every so often, when his passengers get particularly unruly, First Student bus driver Philip Bologna uses a unique method to try to quiet the agitation: He bursts into song. Bologna's is no ordinary voice. At one time in his life, he was heard in opera houses and theaters across the...

Glenn Miller

Daily Camera - Glenn Miller to be inducted into Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Jan. 28, 2016

Quentin Young - Daily Camera When Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo" — the jaunty big-band number famous for its onomatopoeias — sold more than 1.2 million copies in 1942, his record company, RCA Victor, sprayed a copy gold as a publicity stunt. It was probably the first gold record. A...

Charlie Brown Christmas

Tales of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Nov. 19, 2015

Note: This entry refers to a past event. Celebrate 50 years of a Charlie Brown Christmas with Video and the Horizons K-8 Shcool Children's Choir joining the Jazz trio playing the most iconic Christmas music of all time. Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm...