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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.”
Browse previous editions of the Dean’s Downbeat,
a regular communiqué from Dean John Davis.
Rare music score identified in the University Libraries’ collection (May 2, 2023, CU Boulder University Libraries)
It’s not often that items borrowed from PASCAL, the University Libraries’ off-site storage facility, turn out to be rare, first edition titles. But one book—Esemplare, o sia saggio fondamentale pratico di contrappunto, roughly translating to Examples; or, the Learned Fundamentals of the Practice of Counterpoint—from the music collection is now part of the Libraries’ Rare and Distinctive (RaD) Collections.
CPR Classical Spotlight: Richard O’Neill (May 10, 2023, CPR Classical)
Check out this Q&A with Grammy-winning Richard O'Neill, violist of our Takács Quartet since 2020.
Former restaurant owners still dishing up food, but serving a different clientele (April 9, 2023, Denver7)
Denver7 Everyday Heroes: We’re thrilled to follow the many successes of Obe Ariss, who earned a doctorate from our College of Music, and his wife, Whitney, who studied vocal performance at our college. Obe is a pianist who worked as a development director at the Colorado Symphony before he and Whitney combined their passions for music and food to open a performance space and restaurant that they owned and operated for seven years. Today, their nonprofit Preservery Foundation provides hunger relief.