Published: March 16, 2022

You’re invited! Join us on March 31 in Grusin Music Hall for the College of Music’s annual Diversity in Performance event—a longstanding tradition of our Diverse Musicians’ Alliance (DiMA) for more than 14 years.

“This year’s Diversity in Performance event—‘Roots and Branches’—is an inclusive presentation featuring student performers from all over campus and the Boulder community,” says Professor of Piano Pedagogy Alejandro Cremaschi. “As such, it’s a wildly diverse concert featuring all kinds of genres from different cultures and ethnicities.” 

He adds, “This year, we opened the event to dancers and other arts. The program includes several acts that are unusual in our College of Music—among others, highlights include freestyle hiphop dance, a Latin American cumbia ensemble, traditional Zimbabwean Mbira songs, tango dancers and an original composition for bassoon and piano by Isabel Goodwin, one of our student composers.”

Diversity and Outreach Coordinator Alexis McClain agrees: “From fiddle tunes to bassoon music, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

“I’m very excited to check out this show—my first one since taking on my new role with the College of Music. I love to see people light up doing what they enjoy and are good at.”

Photos: Guitar performance major and DiMA member Izzy Fincher, who will perform Carlos Rafael Rivera’s “Whirler of the Dance”; Julianne Kim and Zhouming Sun in rehearsal; and the Cold Brew Freestyle Crew, who will perform a song mix.

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