Alumni Anasazi String Quartet win MTNA Chamber Music Competition

March 29, 2012

The Anasazi String Quartet (ASQ) won 1st Prize in the 2012 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. The quartet, praised by audiences for their passionate and engaging performances, has been playing together since the fall of 2009. Founded at the University of Colorado at Boulder, ASQ pursued studies with the school’s string faculty: Lina Bahn, Judith Glyde, Erika Eckert, and the Takács Quartet.


Megan Marino (MM '08) wins 3rd prize in 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition

March 27, 2012

CU Boulder Music alumna Megan Marino (MM 2008, vocal performance) won third prize in the 2012 Lotte Lenya Competition on April 21, 2012, at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker, Broadway and Encores! music director Rob Berman, and Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization President and American Theater Wing Chairman of the Board Theodore S. Chapin served as judges.

CU Presents Season Tickets Now on Sale

March 18, 2012

Season tickets for the 2012-2013 Artist Series, Takács Chamber & Encore Series, CU Opera, Holiday Festival and Spring Swing are now available! Following in the 75 year tradition, the Artist Series brings a diverse array of world class performers to CU Boulder. From engaging and thrilling dance, a world of musical sounds and exciting classical performances the 2012-2013 Artist Series is one not to miss!


March 13, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: CONTRACTS with Attorney Dave Ratner and CU Presents Exec. Director Joan Braun Sooner or later we’ll all have to deal with a contract – either as an artist being contracted to perform, compose, or write, or as a presenter hiring artists for your venture. Come learn about how contracts are


March 13, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: FOR-PROFIT or NON-PROFIT? With special guest Travis LaBarge, Founder of Parlando School for the Arts Many aspiring musicians assume that the arts venture they’re dreaming of starting someday will be a non-profit. But this isn’t always the best choice…how do you figure that out? Come hear Travis LaBarge, Founder and


Faculty Joel Burcham in La Traviata

March 6, 2012

Recently featured as Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Assistant Professor of Voice Joel Burcham has received exceptional praise in this new review on “Burcham has a velvety, seamless tone that’s never forced…are tours-de-force, such as the rise and fall in volume at the end of his Act 2 aria.” Read the full review by clicking here.


Diversity in the College of Music

Feb. 28, 2012

Highlighting the broad range of activities undertaken by our students and faculty, the Diversity Committee at the College of Music has assembled an impressive list. From teaching in Ghana and Mexico to the publication of books and articles, our esteemed faculty is committed to embracing and celebrating diversity.


Feb. 21, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: College of Music Director of Development Lissy Garrison Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn about how to approach individual patrons for support, and how to develop and maintain relationships with donors. This is a skill that EVERY musician needs to learn, so what better time & place than with our own Lissy G.?


Notable Voice Alum Ashraf Sewailam

Feb. 20, 2012

Ashraf Sewailam (BM 94, MM 96, DMA 08) discusses his role in the Virginia Opera production of Aida and is seen performing Brahms’ Requiem as a featured soloist.


Preparing Music Students for the Competitive Job Market

Feb. 17, 2012

Featured in the Spring 2012 College of Music Magazine, this informational article on how the College of Music at CU Boulder prepares its students for a tough market is now featured on the CU Homepage.