Lydia W

Music student finds inspiration at the gateway to Antarctica

May 4, 2022

Curiosity drives Lydia Wagenknecht, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology and recent recipient of a Fulbright Research Award. “I care that my research will help us understand something in a more broad-based way that we didn’t understand before,” she says.

Damani Phillips

Meet Damani Phillips: 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

May 3, 2022

We’re so excited to welcome alumnus Damani Phillips back to campus this week and to present him the College of Music’s 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award at our commencement ceremony on May 5! “The versatile training provided by CU has been the cornerstone of my success to date, and has enabled me to do and be many things well beyond typical expectations,” he says. Meet Phillips and discover his powerful advice to graduating Music Buffs.

Judith Glyde

Meet Judith Glyde: 2022 Distinguished Service Award recipient

April 27, 2022

On May 5, we look forward to welcoming back Judith Glyde, formerly professor of cello and chamber music at the College of Music and chair of our string faculty. Since retiring in 2014 to live in New York City, the professor emerita she has been active with the college’s alumni community there, offering tremendous support to Forever Buffs who are now living and working in the city.

John Davis

Building blocks of human betterment

April 21, 2022

“While there’s no playbook for the unprecedented and the unknowable, by channeling collective despair into collective creativity, we become artistic entrepreneurs, contributing to society in impactful ways.” In this year-end reflection on triumphs over turmoils, Dean Davis offers his perspective on music as essential to human betterment.

Nelson Walker

2022 Outstanding Graduating Senior: Nelson Walker

April 20, 2022

This spring’s Outstanding Graduating Senior award goes to composition major Nelson Walker. Congratulations to Walker and all our outstanding 2022 grads!

Wolf Pack

CU Flute studio celebrates Earth Day with nature-inspired program

April 19, 2022

On April 22, the CU Flute studio will present diverse works by Valerie Coleman, Jennifer Higdon, Toru Takemitsu and Annika Socolofsky to commemorate Earth Day.

Theofanidis

College of Music to welcome renowned composer for centennial anniversary celebration

April 14, 2022

In a delayed celebration of the College of Music’s 100th anniversary, the CU Symphony Orchestra will perform a specially commissioned work by renowned composer Christopher Theofanidis. “The one thing you can do is create something that represents you—a musical poem that you leave behind for others to enjoy and perform,” says the Grammy-nominated composer whose “On the Bridge of the Eternal” will debut in Macky Auditorium on April 26.

Genevieve Wisner’s graduation photo

New diversity fund immortalizes first African American graduate of CU College of Music

April 12, 2022

The Genevieve McVey Wisner Memorial Scholarship Fund—named in honor of the lifelong activist and pioneering music educator—will provide undergraduate and graduate scholarship awards for underrepresented music students. Wisner, whose parents were among the first Black families to settle in Boulder in 1897, became the first Black graduate of the College of Music in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree in music education, followed by a master’s degree in 1944.

Summer Programs

College of Music summer programs + courses

April 7, 2022

To support our students’ and our community’s musical development, the College of Music offers summer session courses and richly varied summer programming.

Chamber Music

Chamber Music Showcase performances represent all departments, diverse repertoire

April 7, 2022

As the 2021-22 academic year races toward the finish line, there are still many terrific performances to enjoy! Don’t miss the final two Chamber Music Showcase performances featuring student groups from every department … and including new group arrangements and diverse repertoire.

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