indigo girls with the orchestra

Recapturing the magic

April 25, 2017

After a sold-out concert with pop-folk duo the Indigo Girls in Spring 2016, this spring the College of Music’s premier ensemble again booked a gig with the Girls—this time to record a live album.

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A woman of many hats

April 17, 2017

One of the college's longest-serving faculty members, Associate Professor of Voice Patti Peterson, retires this spring after 25 years at CU Boulder.

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Online summer piano course open for registration

April 11, 2017

This summer, Alejandro Cremaschi will teach a class of 15-20 students the finer points of beginner piano playing. They'll go through a sequence of fun piano pieces and learn about rhythm, reading music, hand placement and chords—and they'll do it entirely online.

jeremy smith teaching class

Uncovering a Renaissance musical controversy

April 10, 2017

In this faculty spotlight, Jeremy Smith talks about his controversial book on the equally controversial song output of English composer William Byrd.

yo-yo ma and the cello studio

Artist Series season brings top artists and eye-opening experiences

April 4, 2017

As the Boulder community benefits from the Artist Series' concerts, students at the College of Music enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing, learning from—even talking shop with—their idols.

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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.

christina jennings rehearsing

Preview: Faculty Tuesday with Christina Jennings

March 15, 2017

In our final Faculty Tuesday recital of the season, Christina Jennings performs as part of the Once a Flutist festival in a program celebrating the diversity and community of the oldest instrument on Earth.

collaborative pianist on stage

It takes a team to make music

March 6, 2017

Collaborative piano professors Alexandra Nguyen and Margaret McDonald explain the history and purpose of the collaborative piano practice.

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Preview: Faculty Tuesday with Alexandra Nguyen

March 1, 2017

Pianist Alexandra Nguyen and friends present "Musings" at our next Faculty Tuesday recital on March 7, featuring works by Higdon, Schubert and Rachmaninoff.

quartet performing the mechanics

CU students to give Colorado premiere of Pann’s Pulitzer-finalist piece

Feb. 27, 2017

Nearly a year after he found out his saxophone quartet "The Mechanics" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, CU composer Carter Pann is helping the College of Music's graduate quartet prepare the piece for its Colorado premiere.

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