austin okigbo posing with fellow presenters in africa

Unlocking global health problems through music

Sept. 5, 2017

Austin Okigbo has found that music’s way of reaching people on a deeper level could help doctors in some of the world’s most desperate societies transcend language barriers and make real progress in decades-old struggles.

jeremy smith teaching class

Uncovering a Renaissance musical controversy

April 10, 2017

In this faculty spotlight, Jeremy Smith talks about his controversial book on the equally controversial song output of English composer William Byrd.

mike barnett teaching a student

The power and importance of rock music

Oct. 21, 2016

The College of Music's non-major history of rock course is expanding, and instructor Mike Barnett sees an opportunity to educate more people on the power of rock.

student performing at shakespeare exhibit

Shakespeare and music

Aug. 17, 2016

This month, the College of Music takes part in CU Boulder's exhibition "First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" with a musicology colloquium, Faculty Tuesday recitals and more.

group at medieval conference

Searching for historical clues in music

June 14, 2016

Several musicology PhD students and Associate Professor Rebecca Maloy delve into the meaning of Old Hispanic chant, a contemporary of medieval Gregorian chant.

ben teitelbaum

New faculty member brings expertise in Nordic culture to musicology department

May 11, 2016

This fall, the College of Music welcomes a familiar face to the musicology faculty full time as Benjamin R. Teitelbaum joins the department.

austin okigbo with john davis and jeremy smith

Ethnomusicologist recognized for work promoting diversity

April 25, 2016

The College of Music’s promotion of diversity and inclusion has been recognized by the University of Colorado Boulder for the third year in a row.

Mike Barnett

Preview: Faculty Tuesday with Michael Barnett

March 4, 2016

"The Soul of Nature" with Michael Barnett is Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall.


The cultural truths told by music

Dec. 8, 2015

Teresita Lozano, Musicology PhD candidate, uses the teacher's podium not just as a way to educate others on the role of music in defining history. She says music is playing a critical role in defining the future as well.

African Ensemble

Preview: African Ensemble in concert

Oct. 27, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder African Ensemble is a unique group that brings together students from all backgrounds to sing, play and dance music from African cultures. Learn about the group and their upcoming concert.