Congratulations Ekstrand Competition Winners!

Feb. 10, 2011

2011 BRUCE EKSTRAND MEMORIAL GRADUATE STUDENT PERFORMANCE COMPETITION

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Alumni News: Miroslava Mintcheva wins MTNA Fellowship

Feb. 8, 2011

Dr. Miroslava Mintcheva (DMA 2010, piano performance) is the recipient of the 2011 MTNA StAR Studio Teacher Fellowship Award. This prestigious award is given to an individual who exhibits exceptional teaching and performance skills and is deeply committed to the teaching profession. She is very proud to have been selected as the winner out of a large national pool of applicants. The award is in the amount of $3,000.

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CU Opera in Italy

Feb. 8, 2011

In August 2011, four CU students will travel to the Friuli region of Italy to perform with the Piccolo Festival. (Nicole Vogel, Meagan Mahlberg, Jeffrey Seppala, and Wei Wu.) Three will be performing in Rossini’s one-act opera La cambiale de matrimonio. (The fourth student will be performing in their concert...

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Lisa Canning - No more starving artists

Feb. 4, 2011

I first met Lisa Canning a little over a year ago at the first-ever conference on music entrepreneurship in higher ed, sponsored by the College Music Society. When, during our very first conversation, I learned that she had studied clarinet at Northwestern University — a leading conservatory preparing musicians for orchestral performing jobs — and that she had discovered there that playing in an orchestra was not her calling, I felt an immediate bond.

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So You Think You Can Collaborate?

Jan. 20, 2011

The College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosted its first competition dedicated specifically to collaborative music-making: So You Think You Can Collaborate? Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. The winners of the competition were Forty Fingers of Fury (Allan Armstrong, Laura Brumbaugh, Doreen Lee and Sunyoung Lee, pianos with Owen Zhou, technical guru).

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Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says Thomas Riis

Dec. 15, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music.

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CU Jazz teams up with the St. Vrain Jazz Festival

Dec. 8, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, CU Jazz Ensemble I took part in the first St. Vrain Jazz Festival. Seven high schools from the St. Vrain school district took part in the festival, which is in its inaugural year. The following high schools participated: Niwot, Erie, Frederick, Longmont, Silver Creek, Mead and Lyons. Niwot had two bands participate!

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Welcome Lissy Garrison, Director of Development

Oct. 10, 2010

The College of Music and CU Foundation welcome Lissy Garrison who was appointed Senior Development Director on October 6, 2010.

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Macky Auditorium Celebrates 100 Years

Sept. 24, 2010

Celebrating 100 years hosting the best performing arts, lectures and entertainment events, Macky Auditorium is one of the most valuable and recognizable historical spaces on the CU Boulder Campus and a premiere venue in the Front Range. This short historical documentary made in celebration of Macky Auditorium’s 100th Anniversary was created thanks to the hard work of Executive Producer Tony Moores, Producer/Director Bud Leonard, writer Silvia Pettem and contributor Alan Cass.

Voice and Choral Alumni News

Aug. 2, 2010

Thank you to retired Professor Joan Catoni Conlon for sending us these updates about some of our recent graduates from the Voice, Opera, and Choral Department:

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