Fauré Centennial Festival cover photo

Remembering Fauré—a century later

Feb. 13, 2024

This year marks a milestone for Professor of Musicology Carlo Caballero who—along with his academic partner Stephen Rumph, professor of music history at the University of Washington—will co-host the Fauré Centennial Festival in Boulder, Feb. 27-March 3.

Pueblo, Colorado

American Music Research Center announces interim director, upcoming events

Sept. 13, 2023

The American Music Research Center’s interim director, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Austin Okigbo, shares the center’s fall semester highlights—including free performances of “Song of Pueblo” on campus and in Pueblo, Colorado.

CU Boulder Study Abroad students in Vienna

Discovering Vienna’s art history first-hand

July 14, 2023

Professor of Musicology Robert Shay and 10 of our students went beyond the traditional classroom this summer—to Vienna, Austria! Part of the CU Boulder Study Abroad program, this exciting, interdisciplinary two-week experience was one of several instructor-led Global Seminars.

Robert Shay Photo credit: Katherine Shay

Confronting the “Dido” dilemma

April 5, 2023

For Professor of Musicology Robert Shay, the many mysteries of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” are too important to ignore. His critical edition of the English composer’s score provides fresh answers to a number of questions.

Laura Klein

Historical musicology grad student presents “Jane Austen Playlist”

Feb. 17, 2023

For first-year PhD student Laura Klein, a visit to Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire, inspired “The Jane Austen Playlist: Love and Music of Regency England.” On Feb. 25, Klein will capture the essence of Austen’s six major novels in a dramatized performance.

Lydia Wagenknecht, Susan Thomas and Xóchitl Chávez

Graduate student researchers explore Pueblo’s Soundscapes

Jan. 24, 2023

It was a busy fall for the American Music Research Center (AMRC)! One of the many efforts underway is the Soundscapes of the People project. Two CU Boulder PhD students—Lydia Wagenknecht and Ben Cefkin—are working on this project alongside AMRC Director Susan Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Austin Okigbo and...

Rebecca Maloy

Rebecca Maloy named Distinguished Professor

Nov. 11, 2022

CU has announced newly designated distinguished professors—the highest honor bestowed upon faculty. Among the four awardees affiliated with the CU Boulder campus is the College of Music’s Professor of Musicology Rebecca Maloy.

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.”

Lydia W

Music student finds inspiration at the gateway to Antarctica

May 4, 2022

Curiosity drives Lydia Wagenknecht, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology and recent recipient of a Fulbright Research Award. “I care that my research will help us understand something in a more broad-based way that we didn’t understand before,” she says.

John Davis

Building blocks of human betterment

April 21, 2022

“While there’s no playbook for the unprecedented and the unknowable, by channeling collective despair into collective creativity, we become artistic entrepreneurs, contributing to society in impactful ways.” In this year-end reflection on triumphs over turmoils, Dean Davis offers his perspective on music as essential to human betterment.