barbara bentree

Alumni Spotlight: Barbara Bentree

Aug. 30, 2018

“I believe that a degree in music prepares you for amazing things in this world because the elements of music translate to other creative disciplines."

Alumna Amy Stewart

Alumni spotlight: Amy Marie Stewart

July 30, 2018

Alumna Amy Marie Stewart credits her undergrad in opera from the College of Music for garnering such praise as “sweet-toned singing” from the New York Post for her performance in “¡Figaro! (90210).”

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Alumni Spotlight: Catching up with Sam Estes

July 5, 2018

Sam Estes—a bassoonist, vocalist and pianist—specializes in taking a compositional approach to sound design in his various roles in Southern California.

Carl Rydlund

Alumni Spotlight: Carl Rydlund

June 13, 2018

Since completing a bachelor’s in music at the CU Boulder College of Music, composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor and guitarist Carl Rydlund hasn’t missed a beat.

jake heggie and gene scheer at CU NOW 2016

Heggie, Scheer return to Boulder for CU NOW 2018

May 15, 2018

New opera “If I Were You” gets the CU NOW treatment this summer at Eklund Opera’s trailblazing workshop program.

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Kull, Fuller, Negler to be recognized at May commencement ceremony

May 1, 2018

Distinguished Alumni Jon Kull and Tia Fuller, along with Distinguished Service Award winner Joseph Negler, will be honored and recognized for their contributions to the College of Music on Thursday, May 10.

kolby morris in israel

Where music has the most meaning

April 30, 2018

As Kolby Morris (BM ’08) thinks back on her musical training, she says some of the most influential forces that led her to where she is today were ethnomusicology and world music.

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Announcing Music Buff Connect

April 4, 2018

Robust alumni engagement platform—musicbuffalumni.com—fosters music industry innovations, entrepreneurship, professional development and networking

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Finding a way to help

Jan. 23, 2018

College of Music alumni Adam Schwalje (BM/BA ’01, MM ’02) and Sasha Garver (BM ’02, DMA ’06) are tireless advocates for musicians

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The humble beginnings of jazz at CU Boulder

Dec. 6, 2017

With renowned faculty, award-winning student ensembles and trailblazing alumni performing weekly throughout the jazz clubs of Denver and Boulder, the Thompson Jazz Studies Program is firmly on the front lines of jazz along the Front Range. But that wasn’t always the case...

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