Music Student for a Day - FEB 21

Jan. 12, 2011

The College of Music is excited to welcome prospective students with an interest in majoring in music to Music Student for a Day, Monday, February 21, 2011. Events will include a walking tour of campus, parent and student panel discussions with current students, admissions information, and lunch. Students will also have the opportunity to sit in on ensemble rehearsals and hear from the Entrepreneurship Center for Music Director, Dr. Jeffrey Nytch.


Michael Theodore's "Panauromnni" on Chicago Top 10

Dec. 21, 2010

Michael Theodore‘s ensemble Psychoangelo’s new recording Panauromni has been named a top ten classical album of 2010 by Time Out Chicago. The recording has also been receiving airplay on various college radio stations in the United States, and on BBC’s Radio 3.


Laurie Sampsel elected to MLA Board

Dec. 20, 2010

The Music Library Association (MLA) has elected CU-Boulder Music Library Faculty Director Laurie J. Sampsel as one of its three new Board of Directors Members-at-Large.


Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says Thomas Riis

Dec. 15, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music.

Sasha Haft is a Finalist for the YouTube Symphony

Dec. 10, 2010

Sophomore flute performance major Sasha Haft has been named one of 4 finalists for piccolo for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

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CU Jazz teams up with the St. Vrain Jazz Festival

Dec. 8, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, CU Jazz Ensemble I took part in the first St. Vrain Jazz Festival. Seven high schools from the St. Vrain school district took part in the festival, which is in its inaugural year. The following high schools participated: Niwot, Erie, Frederick, Longmont, Silver Creek, Mead and Lyons. Niwot had two bands participate!


Macky Auditorium has a new website

Dec. 6, 2010

Macky Auditorium, one of the College of Music’s premiere performance venues, has just launched a new interactive website,! There you can find many new features that will help to enhance your visit to Macky including:


CU Opera Recognized by National Opera Association

Dec. 1, 2010

College of Music graduate students John Lindsey and Nicole Vogel have been invited to perform a scene fromCarmen at the National Opera Association National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on January 6. Together with music director Christopher Zemliauskas, this scene will also be performed on the opera scenes program Tuesday, December 7 in the Music Theatre.


Hsing-Ay Hsu's Recording: Barber Centennial

Nov. 29, 2010

Hsing-ay Hsu, director of Pendulum New Music, just released her new CD, Barber Centennial. This album features Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata and his Piano Concerto (which won him a Pultizer Prize), recorded in Moscow with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. Samuel Barber is one of the most lyrical and poetic 20th century composers.


Quartet for Flute, Oboe Bassoon and Piano

Nov. 19, 2010

Peter Cooper, oboe, Brook Ferguson, flute, Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, bassoon, and Bill Douglas, piano perform Bill Douglas’ ‘Cantilena’ from Quartet for Flute, Oboe Bassoon and Piano (2010). This video was recorded live, September 7 2010 at the Faculty Tuesday Series in Grusin Music Hall at the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music.