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Discovering Music Locally

Dec. 19, 2011

By Stephen Mantz If you’re in Boulder, answers to your music questions are as close as the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Whether you visit the music library’s Web site ( https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/howard-b-waltz-music-library ) or come to the Imig Music Building in person, the library staff is available to help.

Coleen Sheline 1926-2011

Nov. 23, 2011

Coleen Sheline worked for the University of Colorado for 20 years as secretary to the director of marching bands and as administrative assistant to the Dean of the College of Music until she retired in 1990. Coleen (Ewy) Sheline died on November 11, 2011 at a nursing home in Loveland. Coleen was born March 26, 1926 to Leonard and Luella Drage on the family farm in Campion, Colorado.

2011 Ekstrand Competition Results

Nov. 4, 2011

Congratulations to all Fall 2011 prize winners!

Beth Rosbach (MM '04, cello) founds Sphere Ensemble

Oct. 12, 2011

In April 2011, CU College of Music alumna Beth Rosbach (MM Cello Performance 2004) started a new Colorado based conductorless string chamber orchestra called Sphere Ensemble. The inspiration for the group came from a self-conducted performance by the string sections of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

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Monster Party

Oct. 5, 2011

Just in time for Halloween, hear CU composer Hunter Ewen’s spooky Monster Party performed by the CU violin studio on the Pendulum Series! Hunter Ewen wrote this piece for the whole violin studio. The piece was inspired by the monster drawings of artist Stefan Bucher. The performance was complete with costumes, dancing, ear-piercing screams, and violin faculty covered in makeup. If you don’t have time to view the whole video, skip to around 10:10 when the monsters dance.

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SNAAP Survey

Oct. 5, 2011

The College of Music is participating in the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. After three years of field testing, SNAAP is launching its first national survey of arts graduates this Fall with many institutions nationwide. All College of Music alumni have received an invitation to participate in this on-line survey, as long as we have a valid email address. The survey closes November 7, 2011.

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Macky Auditorium Time Capsule

Oct. 5, 2011

A year after Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano revealed the contents of the 1910 Macky Auditorium time capsule, the contents of a new memo to posterity are being finalized.

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Taking Note: Jennie Dorris MM '05

Sept. 6, 2011

Founded by Jennie Dorris (MMus’05), Telling Stories is a concert series that draws on a cast of 100 classically trained freelance musicians and writers who want to make chamber music and literature “a little more fun and a lot less stuffy.”

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CU Now 2011

June 14, 2011

The CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW) returned June 22-25 with an exciting new program of workshop-style performances featuring commentary from the composers. The workshop opened June 14 with a sold-out recital by CU voice alumnus Ashraf Sewailam.

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Keyboard Day a Success

May 5, 2011

The Keyboard Department had a highly successful 3rd annual Keyboard Day on March 12, 2011. The audience included local teachers and students, and we spent the day exploring various aspects of keyboard playing and getting to know one another.

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