On April 8, 2011, the College of Music hosted the first CU Invitational Orchestra Festival. The festival involved the participation of three orchestras from Boulder High School, and orchestras from Legacy High School, Lakewood High School and Cherry Creek High School. Each ensemble performed and received comments from Gary Lewis (University of Colorado Boulder), Dan Long (Ann Arbor, MI) and Don Schleicher (University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana) on the stage of Grusin Music Hall in the Imig Music Building. After each performance, each orchestral ensemble received a 30-minute clinic from either Dan Long or Don Schleicher. The festival was pleased to welcome over 150 orchestral student performers, and looks forward to hosting this annual event.
We would like to thank and congratulate Katharine Mason, Chuck Stephen, Jennifer Poole, and Campbell Harrison and their students on their successful performance and wish them continued success in the future.
by Fred Peterbark