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“Be diverse in your field”: Neal Postma

Sept. 8, 2020

Alumnus Neal Postma (BM ’10) says the advice he received at CU Boulder has helped him weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nora Barpal

Music grad’s solution to spendy college auditions: Recording studio in a box

Aug. 27, 2020

College of Music graduate Nora Barpal wants to break down barriers that can keep young music students from becoming professional musicians.

Tom Verrier in Colombia

“A grander context”: Thomas Verrier

Aug. 12, 2020

Alumnus Tom Verrier (DMA ’98) has made a career out of his passion for music, conducting ensembles around the world.

Alumni notes

Read notes on accomplishments and accolades for College of Music alumni in 2020.

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A story to celebrate

Alumna Barbara Bentree (BME ‘80) returns to the College of Music with her new film "Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time."

Kristen Gornstein, credit Jessica Osber

Breadth of experience: Kristin Gornstein

June 10, 2020

For mezzo soprano Kristin Gornstein (MM ’08), key to survival as an artist during uncertain times is to take charge of your career.

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Ready for anything: Maureen Bailey

March 3, 2020

Alumna Mo Bailey was among several College of Music vocalists to appear on the soundtrack for the new Adam Sandler film, “Uncut Gems.”

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Carrying the standard of excellence: Claire Glover

Feb. 4, 2020

For Claire Glover (BME ’17)—recipient of the Colorado Music Educator Association’s 2020 Young Music Educator Award—the mentorship she received at the College of Music is key to her success.

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How did we get here?

From the 1880s to today, how its history shaped the College of Music as we know it.

Michael Musick with his tuba

When computers meet music: Alumnus Michael Musick

Jan. 8, 2020

Among the founding members of the College of Music National Alumni Council (COMNAC), Michael Musick is a media artist, creative technologist, composer, performer and improviser who’s also keeping busy as Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the University of Montana.

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