Samantha Torres

Meet international student Samantha Torres: Music educator + DEI advocate

Nov. 30, 2022

International student Samantha Torres candidly shares how her culture influenced her to pursue a career in music education, the challenges she’s overcoming, and why attending our College of Music is the best institution to support her in achieving her goals and her DEI mission. “I know with conviction that with every step and even misstep, I continue to learn,” she says.

Alex Gonzalez

Assistant Professor of Violin Alex Gonzalez’s Faculty Tuesdays debut

Nov. 28, 2022

“This wonderful concert series allows the faculty to show our individuality in style and interests, and I’m excited to share my perspective in my first Faculty Tuesdays recital this week!” says new Assistant Professor of Violin Alex Gonzalez.

Julia Sills

Grad student spotlight: Julia Sills

Nov. 16, 2022

New master’s student Julia Sills—a teaching assistant in the College of Music’s theory department—is researching popular music with a special focus on harmony and rhythm. “I believe music that is relevant to modern popular culture should have a space in academic literature.”

Rebecca Maloy

Rebecca Maloy named Distinguished Professor

Nov. 11, 2022

CU has announced newly designated distinguished professors—the highest honor bestowed upon faculty. Among the four awardees affiliated with the CU Boulder campus is the College of Music’s Professor of Musicology Rebecca Maloy.

Kedrick Armstrong

Kedrick Armstrong conducts delayed premiere of Irene Britton Smith’s “Sinfonietta”

Nov. 10, 2022

The career of Kedrick Armstrong—graduate orchestral conducting student—is quickly gaining momentum, including conducting the CU Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Irene Britton Smith’s “Sinfonietta” next week.

Peyton Hall Magalhaes

Ekstrand Competition winners announced

Nov. 9, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022-23 Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition!

Avedis Escandon

Meet Avedis Escandon: first Genevieve McVey Wisner Memorial Scholarship recipient

Nov. 2, 2022

Violist Avedis Escandon shares what diversity means to him and how he strives to encourage others to become DEI advocates as well. “Just like with music, major changes don’t happen overnight—change requires small bits of effort over time, so we cannot discount the impact of a meaningful dialogue.”

Willie L. Hill, Jr.

College of Music alumnus and former professor Willie L. Hill wins George Norlin Award

Oct. 27, 2022

Among several Homecoming weekend events, we’re delighted that Willie Hill—College of Music alumnus, as well as former College of Music professor and director of the CU Jazz Summer Camp—will be honored at tonight's 93rd Annual Alumni Awards ceremony in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Diverse Musicians' Alliance poster

“Atlas” event showcases diverse approach to creativity

Oct. 25, 2022

“We wanted the performance to encompass different forms of art, in addition to music. ‘Atlas’ will feature music, instrumentals and dancing, as well as food from an array of cultures.”

Pendulum New Music

Redubbed “CU Boulder SoundWorks” celebrates new approach to composition + conception

Oct. 19, 2022

“We value a broad aesthetic range of sound-based art that is inclusive of all genres and manners of music making, ranging from concert music to songwriting, electroacoustic to jazz, experimental and beyond.” Learn more about our exciting Pendulum New Music concert series, soon to be redubbed CU Boulder SoundWorks.