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.

Rinat Erlichman

2023-2024 Ekstrand Competition winners announced

Nov. 16, 2023

Congratulations to first-prize recipient and audience favorite Rinat Erlichman—and all winners and participants in the College of Music’s premier performance competition for outstanding graduate students!

Rojana Savoye

Senior House Manager Rojana Savoye named 2023 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year!

Nov. 9, 2023

For more than two decades, Rojana Savoye has maintained positive public relations with CU Boulder patrons, presenters and co-workers; managed and enforced operational policies and procedures within the College of Music; and hired, supervised and mentored student ushers.

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.

Dean John Davis

On creating beauty + mission-critical innovations

Oct. 26, 2023

“If there’s a reason to have hope in a world of upheaval and unrest, it’s experiencing a young person openly and courageously sharing their musical gift, including their angst or protest against injustices of all kinds. Beauty lies in their inimitable expression of their truth through music in a range of settings not limited to the concert hall. Beauty underpins our universal musician mission, for music majors and non-majors alike.”

 Nathan Mertens, Carter DeSouza, Joel Ferst and Ian Gunnarschja with Kaori Uno-Jack, MTNA judge and CU Boulder alum

Saxophone studio succeeds in MTNA competition

Oct. 24, 2023

The College of Music’s saxophone studio achieved great success in the recent MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition: Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Saxophone Nathan Mertens and his students—Carter DeSouza, Joel Ferst and Ian Gunnarschja!

Daphne Leong headshot

Daphne Leong’s got rhythm

Oct. 18, 2023

When it comes to 20th- and 21st-century music, Professor of Music Theory Daphne Leong—along with her colleagues in the world of rhythm in music performance and scholarship—engages in intense research and endless experimentation which brought her to Montreal’s McGill University for a recent residency.

 Adriana Ripley headshot

Student spotlight: Adriana Ripley

Oct. 11, 2023

Adriana Ripley—a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a bachelor’s in musical theatre at the College of Music—shares her favorite aspects of the College of Music and reveals the ways in which her music education is preparing her for a promising career.

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!

Nathalie Joachim

Grammy-nominated Nathalie Joachim to deliver keynote address

Sept. 28, 2023