Mindy Watkins singing and playing guitar

Alumna Mindy Watkins: “Try everything”

Dec. 13, 2022

College of Music alumna Mindy Watkins released her first album, “Tuesday’s Child,” earlier this year. Discover what inspired the album and the path she took to get there!

Takács Quartet with GBYO students

Takács Quartet launches CU Series, expands community engagement

Dec. 7, 2022

“Having a ‘home’ audience of loyal Takács fans is a huge honor … and makes the concert experience more than just about the music itself. It’s about the relationships formed through the shared love of music.”

Willie L. Hill, Jr.

College of Music alumnus and former professor Willie L. Hill wins George Norlin Award

Oct. 27, 2022

Among several Homecoming weekend events, we’re delighted that Willie Hill—College of Music alumnus, as well as former College of Music professor and director of the CU Jazz Summer Camp—will be honored at tonight's 93rd Annual Alumni Awards ceremony in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Annie Booth

In stride with jazz alumna Annie Booth

July 12, 2022

Alumna Annie Booth shares how the College of Music continues to impact her career as an award-winning jazz pianist, band leader, composer/arranger and educator—and offers valuable career advice.

Damani Phillips

Meet Damani Phillips: 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

May 3, 2022

We’re so excited to welcome alumnus Damani Phillips back to campus this week and to present him the College of Music’s 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award at our commencement ceremony on May 5! “The versatile training provided by CU has been the cornerstone of my success to date, and has enabled me to do and be many things well beyond typical expectations,” he says. Meet Phillips and discover his powerful advice to graduating Music Buffs.

Judith Glyde

Meet Judith Glyde: 2022 Distinguished Service Award recipient

April 27, 2022

On May 5, we look forward to welcoming back Judith Glyde, formerly professor of cello and chamber music at the College of Music and chair of our string faculty. Since retiring in 2014 to live in New York City, the professor emerita she has been active with the college’s alumni community there, offering tremendous support to Forever Buffs who are now living and working in the city.

John Davis

Building blocks of human betterment

April 21, 2022

“While there’s no playbook for the unprecedented and the unknowable, by channeling collective despair into collective creativity, we become artistic entrepreneurs, contributing to society in impactful ways.” In this year-end reflection on triumphs over turmoils, Dean Davis offers his perspective on music as essential to human betterment.

Genevieve Wisner’s graduation photo

New diversity fund immortalizes first African American graduate of CU College of Music

April 12, 2022

The Genevieve McVey Wisner Memorial Scholarship Fund—named in honor of the lifelong activist and pioneering music educator—will provide undergraduate and graduate scholarship awards for underrepresented music students. Wisner, whose parents were among the first Black families to settle in Boulder in 1897, became the first Black graduate of the College of Music in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in music education, followed by a master’s degree in 1944.

Chesnic and Kato

Alumnus Kaleb Chesnic expands flute repertoire

March 30, 2022

Recent alumnus Kaleb Chesnic has already made his mark on flute repertoire by transcribing all three of Edvard Grieg’s violin sonatas. He shared with us how his debut recording with collaborative pianist and alumna Nathália Kato came to be.

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Alumnus explores depths of new music with current grad student

Feb. 15, 2022

Brooklyn, New York-based saxophonist, composer and improviser Aakash Mittal is collaborating with current master’s student MarieFaith Lane on a project blending Hindustani and Western classical music.

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