In this edition of the Dean’s Downbeat, Dean John Davis offers reflections and a vision for the future as he shares highlights from our newly revamped annual digital magazine—Colorado Music. “...our mission matters more than ever. Because what we do as musicians requires not only skill, but humanity—that is, the simultaneous conveyance of emotion, connection and understanding. Colorado Music takes stock of how far we’ve come.”
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a regular communiqué from Dean John Davis.
Music and studio teachers to grace Washburn University for state conference (Sept. 21, 2023, WIBW)
Washburn University’s music and theatre department hosted the 2023 Kansas Music Teachers Association State Conference featuring the College of Music's own Professor of Piano David Korevaar as the conference guest artist!
5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen to Right Now (Aug. 31, 2023)
We’re proud of this awesome review of our Takács Quartet's new recording—“…a pairing of works from 1895: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s set of five ‘Fantasiestücke’ and Dvorak’s Quartet in G (Op. 106), with an earlier Dvorak Andante movement as a sweet coda. [...] this is a distinctly rich, sunset-afterglow take on late Romanticism.”
3 faculty, staff selected for Excellence in Leadership Program (Aug. 25, 2023, CU Boulder Today)
Associate Professor of Music Education Leila Heil has been selected to participate in the CU system’s Excellence in Leadership Program this academic year.