Ben Pollack

College of Music mourns passing of alumnus Ben Pollack

Jan. 24, 2024

The CU Boulder College of Music community mourns the recent passing of alumnus Ben Pollack (BME ’14). As a band and choral music educator with a track record of success, Pollack sought to influence large-scale changes in education through music and community.

Anna and Joan J. Sie.

Celebrating the legacy and impact of Anna Sie, lifelong supporter of the arts and humanity

Jan. 12, 2024

Known for her heartfelt philanthropy on both local and national levels, Anna Sie left a powerful legacy of impact at CU Boulder, including establishing a transformational student scholarship in the College of Music with her husband, John, and endowing several faculty chairs.

Colleen White (DMA ’17), Paul Zaborac (DMA ’17) and Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao (DMA ’19)

Alumni spotlight: Scheherazade Music Festival

Dec. 7, 2023

Three College of Music alumni recently launched the Scheherazade Music Festival—an incubator for innovation and connection through chamber music, pushing the art form forward and bringing performers, composers and audiences together.

Dylan Fixmer

Alumnus Dylan Fixmer—composer with a cause

Nov. 29, 2023

Alumnus Dylan Fixmer’s variegated and prolific career aims to inspire empathy and advance community engagement.

Dairy Arts Center poster: Vanished World Series: The Man Without A World

A harmonious blend of music + film: November residency with Alicia Svigals, Donald Sosin

Nov. 2, 2023

In a campus and community collaboration, we’re looking forward to an exciting residency featuring two outstanding artists–renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals and celebrated silent film pianist Donald Sosin.

Alumna Indigo Fischer. Photo credit Cristina Cutts @cuttsphoto.

Alumna spotlight: Indigo Fischer

Oct. 11, 2023

College of Music alumna Indigo Fischer reflects on her time at CU Boulder and tells us about her new role at Music Academy of the West!

Pueblo, Colorado

American Music Research Center announces interim director, upcoming events

Sept. 13, 2023

The American Music Research Center’s interim director, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Austin Okigbo, shares the center’s fall semester highlights—including free performances of “Song of Pueblo” on campus and in Pueblo, Colorado.

Joan Braun

“A Boulder treasure”

Sept. 12, 2023

“A Boulder treasure”—We’re celebrating the inspiring, illustrious career of longtime CU Presents Executive Director Joan McLean Braun who will retire at the end of this academic year.

John Davis

Key change

May 10, 2023

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.”

Ashraf Sewailam

Meet Ashraf Sewailam: 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

April 19, 2023

At the College of Music’s commencement ceremony on May 11, we’re thrilled to welcome alumnus Ashraf Sewailam back to campus … and to present him the College of Music’s 2023 Distinguished Alumnus Award!