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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.

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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.

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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.

geri walther on stage

Preview: Faculty Tuesday with Geraldine Walther

Feb. 22, 2017

Join Takács Quartet violist Geraldine Walther for a variety of works and styles, from Beethoven's String Trio in G Major to Schoenberg's seldom-performed String Trio.

david korevaar playing piano

Piano professor set to give music's first Distinguished Research Lecture

Feb. 20, 2017

David Korevaar talks about the score as the root of context for any musical work this Friday as he presents “The score is alive … with the sound of music.”

jennifer hayghe playing piano

Preview: Faculty Tuesday with Jennifer Hayghe

Feb. 15, 2017

Experience the dazzling brilliance of Scarlatti, the nostalgia of Grieg and the majesty and intensity of Mendelssohn with Jennifer Hayghe and friends on Feb. 21.

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