Sarah Off with her violin

Alumni spotlight: Sarah Off

April 9, 2019

For Sarah Off, good music and doing good are all in a day’s work. She co-founded the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, affordable music performance experiences for young musicians.

Elizabeth Welch posing

Alumni spotlight: Elizabeth Welch

March 7, 2019

New York-based Elizabeth Welch (BM ’98) is singing her way through musical theatre productions on Broadway and on regional stages—including Denver, where she was a Denver Post Ovation Award recipient for her portrayal of Maria in “West Side Story”—and before audiences as far away as Germany and Austria.

Frank Parce

Supporter spotlight: Frank Parce

March 4, 2019

Alumnus Frank Parce recently provided a gift that will name an academic services office in the expanded Imig Music Building.

Wei Wu Grammy winner

Alumnus Wei Wu wins Grammy Award

Feb. 11, 2019

Wei Wu is officially a Grammy winner for his role in "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs."

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Alumni Spotlight: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Feb. 5, 2019

We recently caught up with cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (DMA ’07) on a range of topics—from her role with the College of Music National Alumni Council (COMNAC) to a recent performance in New York City.

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Alumni spotlight: Ben Pollack

Jan. 8, 2019

This month, Ben Pollack (BME '14) will be honored as Young Teacher of the Year at the Colorado Music Educators’ Association (CMEA) Conference. Pollack’s palpable enthusiasm and dedication to his students make him a deserving recipient of the award.

andrew briggs with cello

Alumni spotlight: Andrew Briggs

Dec. 12, 2018

“For me, fear doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t do something. It might mean finding the courage to step into it,” says cellist Andrew Briggs.

group on stage at carnegie hall

A New York minute: CU at Carnegie

Dec. 11, 2018

It was a whirlwind couple of days for nine College of Music students, three alumni and one faculty member as Colorado took over Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Nov. 5, 2018.

donald mckinney conducting

Faculty member, two alumni nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards

Dec. 7, 2018

Director of Bands Donald McKinney, jazz alumna Tia Fuller and opera alumnus Wei Wu were all on the list of the 2019 Grammy Award nominees.

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Alumni Spotlight: Cassidy Grunninger

Nov. 8, 2018

“Sometimes you start somewhere, but end up somewhere else,” says Cassidy Grunninger (MM ’14), an Associate at Dunner Law PLLC, a Certified Woman-Owned firm in Washington. "My background in music inspires me and influences how I approach my work, the connections I make and the insights I have."

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