O'Neil Jones

Grad student brings first statewide Jamaican Choral Music Symposium to Boulder

Feb. 9, 2024

Mention Jamaican music to most Americans and the pop sounds of reggae usually come to mind. But there’s much more—the wonderfully rich harmonies of choral music, hundreds of rarely heard sacred songs and folk songs that deserve more exposure. Doctoral student O’Neil Jones is about to make that happen.

Vintage microphone with blurred neon jazz sign in the background

Thompson Jazz Studies Program introduces new vocal jazz degree, new ensemble and more

Feb. 1, 2024

Among several exciting developments, the College of Music’s Thompson Jazz Studies Program is set to launch a new Bachelor of Music in Vocal Jazz degree this fall.

Anna and Joan J. Sie.

Celebrating the legacy and impact of Anna Sie, lifelong supporter of the arts and humanity

Jan. 12, 2024

Known for her heartfelt philanthropy on both local and national levels, Anna Sie left a powerful legacy of impact at CU Boulder, including establishing a transformational student scholarship in the College of Music with her husband, John, and endowing several faculty chairs.

Rinat Erlichman

2023-2024 Ekstrand Competition winners announced

Nov. 16, 2023

Congratulations to first-prize recipient and audience favorite Rinat Erlichman—and all winners and participants in the College of Music’s premier performance competition for outstanding graduate students!

Nathalie Joachim

Grammy-nominated Nathalie Joachim to deliver keynote address

Sept. 28, 2023


Nate Bonin and Danny Kaminski

2023 Sher Distinguished Musician Scholars announced

Sept. 20, 2023

Nate Bonin and Danny Kaminski are the 2023 Sher Distinguished Musician Scholars! Learn more about these students and their dreams for the future.

Joan Braun

“A Boulder treasure”

Sept. 12, 2023

“A Boulder treasure”—We’re celebrating the inspiring, illustrious career of longtime CU Presents Executive Director Joan McLean Braun who will retire at the end of this academic year.

Cleveland Orchestra member working with College of Music student

The Cleveland Orchestra residency—“A great partnership” resumes

Sept. 8, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra’s biennial residency at our College of Music returns for three days packed with sectionals, rehearsals, mock auditions, master classes, a Q&A and a Faculty Tuesdays concert.

SPA students receive full scholarships to participate in the intensive summer chamber music and solo performance program focused on cultural diversity for young string musicians.

Sphinx Performance Academy promotes cultural diversity

June 26, 2023

The Sphinx Performance Academy has changed the lives of thousands of underrepresented young musicians, offering a curriculum that includes lessons, master classes, recitals, career enrichment sessions and mentorship.

John Davis

Key change

May 10, 2023

In this edition of the Dean’s Downbeat, Dean John Davis offers reflections and a vision for the future as he shares highlights from our newly revamped annual digital magazine—Colorado Music. “...our mission matters more than ever. Because what we do as musicians requires not only skill, but humanity—that is, the simultaneous conveyance of emotion, connection and understanding. Colorado Music takes stock of how far we’ve come.”