Samantha Torres

Meet international student Samantha Torres: Music educator + DEI advocate

Nov. 30, 2022

International student Samantha Torres candidly shares how her culture influenced her to pursue a career in music education, the challenges she’s overcoming, and why attending our College of Music is the best institution to support her in achieving her goals and her DEI mission. “I know with conviction that with every step and even misstep, I continue to learn,” she says.

Allison Cawthon smiling in front of the Colosseum

Musicking in the time of COVID

Aug. 26, 2022

“Rather than mourn what we have lost, try to find new, different ways of music making. I tried to take this as an opportunity to create long-term curriculums with student-centered projects, and this was a great way for students and myself to interact with music in new, safe ways.”

Olivia Huizar Conner

Graduate Diversity Recruitment Fellow: Olivia Huizar Conner

July 19, 2022

Olivia Huizar Conner shares how her background inspires her to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in music.

Annie Booth

In stride with jazz alumna Annie Booth

July 12, 2022

Alumna Annie Booth shares how the College of Music continues to impact her career as an award-winning jazz pianist, band leader, composer/arranger and educator—and offers valuable career advice.

Damani Phillips

Meet Damani Phillips: 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

May 3, 2022

We’re so excited to welcome alumnus Damani Phillips back to campus this week and to present him the College of Music’s 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award at our commencement ceremony on May 5! “The versatile training provided by CU has been the cornerstone of my success to date, and has enabled me to do and be many things well beyond typical expectations,” he says. Meet Phillips and discover his powerful advice to graduating Music Buffs.

Summer Programs

College of Music summer programs + courses

April 7, 2022

To support our students’ and our community’s musical development, the College of Music offers summer session courses and richly varied summer programming.

Carrie P.

Alumna awarded CMEA Outstanding Young Educator Award

Jan. 11, 2022

Recent alumna Carrie Proctor always knew she wanted to impact young lives by becoming a music educator. Discover her passion to inspire youths through a shared connection to music.

Laynie Metsker - Bassoon picture

BME student ambassador: “interpersonal work + music”

Dec. 17, 2021

College of Music student ambassador and bassoonist Laynie Metsker recently shared with us—and Future Buffs—her perspectives on becoming a music educator.

Ed Cannava

Alumnus Ed Cannava’s versatile music ed career

Dec. 8, 2021

With some 32 years’ experience as an instrumental music teacher in public schools, alumnus Ed Cannava is ideally poised to serve band directors as an adjudicator, clinician, conductor and consultant.

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Alumnus Dennis Bourret: “An extremely rewarding musical career”

Nov. 16, 2021

“I have had an extremely rewarding musical career and now—after more than 50 years of being a musician and a music teacher—I am celebrating my good luck, getting my start at CU Boulder.”

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