BLOrk in concert

Hitch a ride into space with BLOrk

April 2, 2019

Get ready for liftoff as the Boulder Laptop Orchestra—BLOrk for short—puts on a space-themed feast for the eyes and ears at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium.

carlson gym offices

Where to find faculty and staff during Imig construction

Jan. 14, 2019

For the next 18-plus months, many of the College of Music faculty and administration will be working out of new locations. Here’s a rundown of where everyone is.

donald mckinney conducting

Faculty member, two alumni nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards

Dec. 7, 2018

Director of Bands Donald McKinney, jazz alumna Tia Fuller and opera alumnus Wei Wu were all on the list of the 2019 Grammy Award nominees.

Jazz Ensemble

A little jazz for everyone

Sept. 28, 2018

Love jazz music? New to jazz music? There is something for everyone as the Thompson Jazz Studies Program takes the stage on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty saxophone practice

Preview: Faculty Tuesdays: CU Bernstein at 100 with the Jazz Faculty

Sept. 7, 2018

The concert is Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and features all the members of the Thompson Jazz Studies faculty.

leonard bernstein composing

College collaborates to present CU Bernstein at 100

Aug. 22, 2018

CU’s contribution to the worldwide celebration of the composer will feature concerts from all corners of the college and culminate with Eklund Opera’s “West Side Story.”

doug walter playing vibes

Preview: Faculty Tuesday with Douglas Walter

March 27, 2018

The concert is Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. and marks the culmination of the Faculty Tuesday series for this year.

jazz band on stage in the 1970s

The humble beginnings of jazz at CU Boulder

Dec. 6, 2017

With renowned faculty, award-winning student ensembles and trailblazing alumni performing weekly throughout the jazz clubs of Denver and Boulder, the Thompson Jazz Studies Program is firmly on the front lines of jazz along the Front Range. But that wasn’t always the case...

jazz students on stage in grusin hall

First jazz big band concert puts original works and classics in the spotlight

Oct. 9, 2017

The first big band concert of the season for the Thompson Jazz Studies Program will feature a couple of familiar faces in new roles—along with new twists on old, familiar tunes.

jazz students perform

Summer Jazz Academy hosts violinist during sixth year

June 20, 2017

Now in its sixth year, the Summer Jazz Academy this summer brings in Christian Howes, a guest artist who might be considered unconventional.

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