Assistant Professor of Trombone Sterling Tanner

Meet incoming Assistant Professor of Trombone Sterling Tanner

March 23, 2023

The College of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Sterling Tanner who will join our faculty this fall!

André de Quadros

Inclusive excellence at the College of Music

March 13, 2023

What does inclusivity look like at the College of Music today? What are the college’s DEI—diversity, equity and inclusion—goals going forward? We’re making strides, but we know we must do more.

John Davis

Walking the talk

March 13, 2023

In this edition of the Dean’s Downbeat, Dean John Davis shares highlights from recent College of Music activities and accomplishments, including his perspective on the significance of our 2023 Annual Distinguished Lectureship: “The research and lived experiences of trailblazers like André de Quadros ignite understanding of this current moment in American and world history—and how diverse, creative communities can help shape, sustain and support a democracy that ensures justice and liberty for everyone.”

Sarah Stoneback

Alumna builds career on multifaceted CU Boulder experience

March 8, 2023

“When I think about the College of Music, I think about a vibrant learning environment and a vibrant space to grow,” says alumna Sarah Stoneback. “The College of Music provided me the skills and tools that I keep developing in pursuing my own teaching career.”

World music ensembles

Expanding the student experience through world music

March 8, 2023

Our world music ensembles mark three decades of exploring artistic identity, intercultural collaboration, global pedagogy and multidisciplinary approaches to music-making at the College of Music.

Alex Craig

New Alex Craig and Christina Lynn-Craig Living Music Award to be granted spring 2023

March 1, 2023

For undergraduate and graduate students, a new biannual award celebrates the works and legacy of late composer Alex Craig.

Jude Dow-Hygelund and Dawna Rae Warren

2023 Honors Competition winners announced

Feb. 28, 2023

On Feb. 26, undergraduate pianist Jude Dow-Hygelund and graduate soprano Dawna Rae Warren were awarded first prizes in the College of Music’s annual Honors Competition. Congratulations to all participating student competitors and collaborative pianists!

Laura Klein

Historical musicology grad student presents “Jane Austen Playlist”

Feb. 17, 2023

For first-year PhD student Laura Klein, a visit to Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire, inspired “The Jane Austen Playlist: Love and Music of Regency England.” On Feb. 25, Klein will capture the essence of Austen’s six major novels in a dramatized performance.

Kelly Parkes

Meet incoming Associate Professor of Music Education Kelly Parkes

Feb. 14, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that—after a comprehensive national and international search—Kelly Parkes has accepted our offer to join the College of Music as associate professor of music education!

Alexina Louie

Visiting composer Alexina Louie navigates Asian identity in Western classical music

Feb. 7, 2023

In a week-long residency coming up—including four free, public events—Canadian composer Alexina Louie will explore what it means to find your own voice and identity.