Specdrums technology turns color into music

Meet CU Boulder startup Specdrums

July 18, 2018

College of Music student Jenna Palensky is also a full-time team member at Specdrums, a Boulder startup that was recently acquired by robot toy company Sphero.

Specdrums—a new venture dreamt up by a CU engineering student—makes music using only color, an app and a little silicon ring.

CU-bred Specdrums puts music at your fingertips

May 29, 2018

All you need to make music is color, an app and a silicone ring.

In Fall 2018, the College of Music will begin offering two new programs to open music study to a new kind of student.

College of Music launches new Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration and undergraduate Minor in Music

March 8, 2018

In Fall 2018, the College of Music will begin offering two new programs to open music study to a new kind of student.

Andrew Crust conducting

Conducting alum settles into Memphis gig

Oct. 17, 2017

Music Buff alum Andrew Crust (DMA ’16) has focused his work the past few years on outreach and work with orchestral musicians-in-the-making during stints all over the country.

conor brown in finland

College of Music joins worldwide celebration of Finnish birthday

Sept. 26, 2017

Boulder. Denver. Washington, D.C. Helsinki. The College of Music is hitting the road in October to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, starting with a Faculty Tuesday premiere of a student-written ode to Finnish folk tradition.

Alejandro Gómez Guillén

Conducting alum spreads a love of music in Chicago

July 26, 2017

Alejandro Gómez Guillén is a fellow with Project Inclusion, the Chicago Sinfonietta's outreach program that promotes diversity among musicians, conductors and administrators through professional development.

nadya hill on stage

Jill of All Trades plays Linda in “Red Hot and Cole”

April 24, 2017

Nadya Hill is a vocalist. A violinist. A visual artist. A full-stack Javascript web developer. But on Friday night and Sunday afternoon, as she performs in Eklund Opera’s season-ending “Red Hot and Cole,” she’ll just be Linda Porter.

sara corry rappelling

When music marches down a different path

March 7, 2017

Waking up at 3:30 a.m., rappelling off a 60-foot wall and learning how to use a gas mask aren’t part and parcel of most post-music-school gigs. For Sara Corry, though, it’s all just another day in the life.

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.

james austin

Taking the lead

Nov. 17, 2016

As of July 1, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies James Austin is the latest editor of the Journal of Music Teacher Education.

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