Alumni notes

Read notes on accomplishments and accolades for College of Music alumni in 2020.

Barbara Bentree at a screening

A story to celebrate

Alumna Barbara Bentree (BME ‘80) returns to the College of Music with her new film "Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time."

Barry and Sue Baer

Supporter spotlight: Barry and Sue Baer

June 24, 2020

“When I’m singing or studying music, everything else in the world just melts away,” says Sue Baer. “It’s all I think about. It nourishes my spirit.”

CU Wind Symphony performs in Macky Auditorium

Video from the vaults: CU Wind Symphony

June 16, 2020

The CU Wind Symphony performed John Philip Sousa's "The Glory of the Yankee Navy" in Macky Auditorium.

Kristen Gornstein, credit Jessica Osber

Breadth of experience: Kristin Gornstein

June 10, 2020

For mezzo soprano Kristin Gornstein (MM ’08), key to survival as an artist during uncertain times is to take charge of your career.

grusin music hall

Message from Dean Shay in response to current events

June 1, 2020

Universities must be a beacon of progress in times of social change, and the College of Music must help underscore that story.

Front of the Imig Music Building

Planning for fall at the College of Music

May 27, 2020

On May 26, CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano released an update regarding a return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. The announcement contained information about how learning will take place safely on our campus this fall. We are thrilled to be welcoming back students to our halls soon.

Concert Jazz Ensemble playing in studio

Video from the vaults: Concert Jazz Ensemble

May 21, 2020

Performed by the Concert Jazz Ensemble in 2019 from the CU College of Music. Pianist Annie Booth received her Master’s in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy in 2020. Her composition “Jolly Beach” was selected nationally to be featured for the 2020 JEN Young Composers Showcase.

Introducing Beatrice et Benedict

Scenes from "Béatrice et Bénédict"

May 6, 2020

In light of its canceled live production in April 2020, Eklund Opera presents “Béatrice et Bénédict,” a Quarantine Opera by Hector Berlioz. Tune in as we release more scenes in the coming weeks!

Patricia Butler

Supporter spotlight: Patricia Butler

May 5, 2020

“We’re very fortunate in Boulder to have the College of Music and the Boulder Phil. Even before my husband and I began attending Takács concerts, we enjoyed the CU Symphony and faculty recitals—all told, an incredible resource in our own backyard, including many free performances. I’m proud that our community has the College of Music and I’m happy to support it in any way I can.”