Michael Uy headshot

Michael Sy Uy to direct American Music Research Center

April 22, 2024

Uy will join the College of Music’s musicology faculty as an associate professor and assume leadership of the AMRC this fall, bringing to his new responsibilities a rich background in musicological research as well as a broadly-based perspective on academic administration.

Andrea Segar

Meet incoming Assistant Professor of Violin Andrea Segar

April 10, 2024

As the first violinist of the renowned Lydian String Quartet in residence at Brandeis University, Segar previously served as a professor in the university’s Department of Music.

Professor of Harpsichord Robert Hill

Robert Hill’s laboratory for thought

April 5, 2024

Retiring Professor of Harpsichord Robert Hill reflects on his career, the College of Music’s universal musician mission and the academic community as “a formalized laboratory for thought.”

John Davis leaning on desk in his office

Embracing DEI: Keystone of the universal musician

March 21, 2024

In this edition of the Dean’s Downbeat, Dean John Davis doubles down on the College of Music’s commitment to championing diversity, equity and inclusion. “I’m convinced that by embracing DEI as integral to our universal musician mission, we not only achieve flexible, interdisciplinary career options for our graduates, but also expand the artistic landscape and cultivate a community of curious, continuous learners who challenge biases, question assumptions and engage with diverse perspectives—and who navigate nuance and complexity with openness, understanding and empathy.”

McKee speaks with the Indianola High School Wind Ensemble sharing stories and life advice. Photo courtesy: Indianola High School Band.

Paul McKee: On mentorship and a new take on “Pomp & Circumstance”

March 20, 2024

Associate Professor of Jazz Studies Paul McKee reflects on the impact of mentorship and shares the spirit of his new, three-part arrangement of “Pomp & Circumstance” to be premiered at the spring 2024 university commencement ceremony!

Chad Wackerman

College of Music hosts drumming legend + clinician Chad Wackerman

March 14, 2024

Rock/jazz drumming giant Chad Wackerman will hold a rare residency at our College of Music next week. Mike Barnett, associate teaching professor in composition and music theory, shares how the residency demonstrates the college’s universal musician mission. “As an artist, you can grow throughout your entire life,” he says.

Louis Saxton

Meet 2024 Presser Scholar Louis Saxton

March 7, 2024

Louis Saxton (BM ’24) has been named the College of Music’s 2024 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient. Discover Saxton’s inspiration, journey and experience at CU Boulder!

Leah Frederick

College of Music announces new music theory faculty member

March 5, 2024

Assistant Professor of Music Theory Leah Frederick will join the College of Music in fall 2024.

Coreen Duffy

College of Music announces new director of choral activities

Feb. 22, 2024

Director of Choral Activities Coreen Duffy will join the College of Music in fall 2024.

Nicholas Perna

College of Music announces new associate professor + director of vocal pedagogy

Feb. 22, 2024

Associate Professor + Director of Vocal Pedagogy Nicholas Perna will join the College of Music in fall 2024.