Eklund Opera’s trailblazing CU New Opera Workshop has been the perfect playground for composers with in-progress operas for a decade. For 2019, composer Tom Cipullo brings his new piece “Hobson’s Choice” to the program.
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.
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.
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.
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.