IDL students

Instrument Design Lab explores the science of music

Feb. 2, 2023

Assistant Professor of Composition Annika Socolofsky blends the realms of art and science through the Instrument Design Lab (IDL). The course offers a science-based context to instrumentation, sound and musical creation, giving College of Music students a foundation in the science of music.

Lydia Wagenknecht, Susan Thomas and Xóchitl Chávez

Graduate student researchers explore Pueblo’s Soundscapes

Jan. 24, 2023

It was a busy fall for the American Music Research Center (AMRC)! One of the many efforts underway is the Soundscapes of the People project. Two CU Boulder PhD students—Lydia Wagenknecht and Ben Cefkin—are working on this project alongside AMRC Director Susan Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Austin Okigbo and...

Chas Wetherbee

In caring community: Chas Wetherbee

Jan. 9, 2023

Friends, My heart is heavy. Associate Professor of Violin Charles (Chas) Wetherbee passed away on Jan. 9, 2023, after a courageous fight against cancer. A beloved member of our faculty since 2012, he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Having studied at the Curtis Institute of Music,...

Tom Myer

Retired Associate Professor of Saxophone Tom Myer reflects on a successful career … and what’s next

Dec. 16, 2022

Longtime Associate Professor of Saxophone Tom Myer retired in May. As the year draws to a close, enjoy his insightful career reflections and advice … and discover what he’s up to now!

Andrea Kloehn

Meet Outstanding Graduating Senior Andrea Kloehn

Dec. 15, 2022

This winter, our Outstanding Graduating Senior is flute performance major Andrea Kloehn. Meet Kloehn and celebrate ALL our amazing College of Music grads! Congratulations, #MusicBuffs!

Nathan Mertens

Meet incoming Assistant Professor of Saxophone Nathan Mertens

Dec. 15, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that Nathan Mertens will join the College of Music faculty as assistant professor of saxophone in fall 2023.

Mindy Watkins singing and playing guitar

Alumna Mindy Watkins: “Try everything”

Dec. 13, 2022

College of Music alumna Mindy Watkins released her first album, “Tuesday’s Child,” earlier this year. Discover what inspired the album and the path she took to get there!

Grace Leslie at the ATLAS Research Open House

Can music heal? This artist and researcher wants to find out

Dec. 7, 2022

The work of Assistant Professor of Music Technology Grace Leslie—flutist, electronic musician and scientist—melds art, engineering and neuroscience to probe the millennia-spanning relationship between humans and a good tune ... and whether the right kind of music can help to heal the body and brain.

Takács Quartet with GBYO students

Takács Quartet launches CU Series, expands community engagement

Dec. 7, 2022

“Having a ‘home’ audience of loyal Takács fans is a huge honor … and makes the concert experience more than just about the music itself. It’s about the relationships formed through the shared love of music.”

Dean John Davis and CU President Todd Saliman

Announcing a University Medal and increasing diverse representation in music

Dec. 1, 2022

In the final Dean’s Downbeat of the year, Dean John Davis announces Allan McMurray’s 2023 University Medal; describes how the important, prescient work of the Sphinx Organization underscores his vision for the College of Music ... and more.

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