Katherine Shimmel and Judith Glyde

Planned gift will provide $2 million to cello studio

July 29, 2020

Katherine Schimmel’s gift will support a faculty fellowship and programming in honor of her dear friend, Professor Emerita of Cello Judith Glyde.

Barry and Sue Baer

Supporter spotlight: Barry and Sue Baer

June 24, 2020

“When I’m singing or studying music, everything else in the world just melts away,” says Sue Baer. “It’s all I think about. It nourishes my spirit.”

Patricia Butler

Supporter spotlight: Patricia Butler

May 5, 2020

“We’re very fortunate in Boulder to have the College of Music and the Boulder Phil. Even before my husband and I began attending Takács concerts, we enjoyed the CU Symphony and faculty recitals—all told, an incredible resource in our own backyard, including many free performances. I’m proud that our community has the College of Music and I’m happy to support it in any way I can.”

Lullaby Project musicians

Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project comes to the College of Music

March 10, 2020

The Lullaby Project pairs new parents with professional musicians to create a customized lullaby for their new baby in a process that forms strong parent-child bonds and fosters early childhood development. It comes to the College of Music this spring.

The Thompsons

Supporter spotlight: Jeannie and Jack Thompson

Feb. 18, 2020

Longtime college supporters Jeannie and Jack Thompson gave a gift naming the dean’s office in the expanded Imig in honor of Bruce and Marcy Benson.

macky auditorium

The CU Boulder College of Music: A Century in the Making

Jan. 21, 2020

From the 1880s to today, how its history shaped the College of Music as we know it.

Michael Musick with his tuba

When computers meet music: Alumnus Michael Musick

Jan. 8, 2020

Among the founding members of the College of Music National Alumni Council (COMNAC), Michael Musick is a media artist, creative technologist, composer, performer and improviser who’s also keeping busy as Assistant Professor of Media Arts at the University of Montana.

Aaron and Afa Dworkin

Third Annual Distinguished Lectureship hosts award-winning leaders of the Sphinx Organization

Dec. 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the College of Music's third annual Distinguished Lectureship in Music, Diversity and Inclusion comes to Grusin Music Hall with a lecture by social entrepreneurs and arts leaders Aaron and Afa Dworkin from the award-winning Sphinx Organization.

Mike and Mikhy Ritter posing

Supporter spotlight: Mike and Mikhy Ritter

Dec. 3, 2019

College of Music Advisory Board Chair Mikhy Ritter and her husband Mike will name a music education office in honor of Mikhy’s grandmother when the new Imig Music Building opens.

Grauman Donation

Emphasizing diversity in American music

Nov. 5, 2019

In her first year with the American Music Research Center, Professor of Musicology Susan Thomas has made great strides in expanding the unique archive of the center, conducting outreach on American music and history, and supporting scholars and class curricula.

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