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Concert Jazz Ensemble prepares for trip to Costa Rica

March 21, 2017

This year over Spring Break, the students and faculty of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program will give whole new meaning to the idea of taking their show on the road.

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Thompson Jazz Studies hosts Mile High Jazz Festival

Feb. 6, 2017

It’s been a Colorado tradition for more than 50 years and this year, it’s coming to Macky Auditorium. The Thompson Jazz Studies Program is getting ready for the 53rd Mile High Jazz Festival on Feb. 15-17.

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U.S. Air Force Academy Band, CU College of Music partner for concert

Jan. 23, 2017

Musical excellence, intrastate collaboration and the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force will all be on display at the College of Music this February as the U.S. Air Force Academy Band joins the CU bands department for a concert and master classes.

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Expanding horizons, 88 keys at a time

Nov. 3, 2016

The Piano for Dreamers program partners with the I Have a Dream Foundation to invite elementary school students to the College of Music for a weekly piano lesson.

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Mini-Documentary: Conducting Symposium

Aug. 16, 2016

Every year, conductors of all skill levels come to Boulder for the Conducting Symposium, hosted by the College of Music's band and orchestra departments. Participants and clinicians share what you can learn in this supportive workshop setting.

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Mini-Documentary: CU NOW's Composer Fellows' Initiative

Aug. 9, 2016

Student composer from the University of Colorado Boulder workshop and present original opera scenes alongside their voice and opera peers at the CU NOW Composer Fellows' Initiative.

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Mini-Documentary: CU NOW 2016

Aug. 2, 2016

Renowned opera professionals Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer brought their working opera "It's a Wonderful Life" to the University of Colorado Boulder's CU NOW workshop in June 2016. They will premiere the piece during the 2016 holiday season at Houston Grand Opera.

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CU NOW to workshop Jake Heggie’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”

May 3, 2016

Having the opportunity to workshop a brand new piece is a thrill every year for Eklund Opera’s New Opera Workshop—or CU NOW. But in the summer of 2016, that excitement will hit a fever pitch.

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College of Music honors alumni, supporters at commencement

April 20, 2016

When the Class of 2016 walks across the Grusin stage on Friday, May 6, they’ll be sharing the space with four distinguished members of the College of Music extended family.

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Putting it all together

April 11, 2016

Music education majors Cameron Coday and Claire Glover are preparing for a special junior recital with a performance by students from El Sistema Colorado on April 18.

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