Dean John Davis and CU President Todd Saliman

Announcing a University Medal and increasing diverse representation in music

Dec. 1, 2022

In the final Dean’s Downbeat of the year, Dean John Davis announces Allan McMurray’s 2023 University Medal; describes how the important, prescient work of the Sphinx Organization underscores his vision for the College of Music ... and more.

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.

Summer Programs

College of Music summer programs + courses

April 7, 2022

To support our students’ and our community’s musical development, the College of Music offers summer session courses and richly varied summer programming.

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Two CU music Buffs among ‘composers and performers to watch’

March 2, 2022

Recently, The Washington Post listed “22 composers and performers to watch in 2022.” Included were two CU Boulder College of Music students: Kedrick Armstrong, a first-year master’s student in orchestral conducting and composer Anthony Green, who attended our Doctor of Musical Arts program. Be inspired by the impressive trajectory of their careers and learn how both confront issues of diversity in classical conservatory curriculum.

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The transformative power of music

Nov. 16, 2021

Kedrick Terrell Armstrong is one of the students benefiting from scholarship support as he works toward a master’s in orchestral conducting.

Raul Dominguez

Pandemic workaround: Choral Conductors Colloquium

March 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic blindsided not only arts organizations and presenters but also arts education and mentorship. Fortunately, doctoral student Raul Dominguez knew just what to do.

Allan McMurray posing

Collaboration

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Allan McMurray shares his thoughts on one of the College of Music's biggest assets.

Tom Verrier in Colombia

“A grander context”: Thomas Verrier

Aug. 12, 2020

Alumnus Tom Verrier (DMA ’98) has made a career out of his passion for music, conducting ensembles around the world.

CU Symphony Orchestra in Macky

Video from the vaults: Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture

April 17, 2020

Gary Lewis conducted the CU Symphony Orchestra performing Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9 at Macky Auditorium on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019.

CU Wind Symphony

Video from the vaults: CU Wind Symphony

April 10, 2020

Don McKinney conducted the CU Wind Symphony performing Centennial Horizon by Kevin McKee at Macky Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Featuring Ryan Gardner, trumpet.

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