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The music of revolution

July 7, 2015

Ethnomusicology doctoral student Kelsey Thibdeau will travel to Jordan this coming academic year to study the role of music in the lives of refugees fleeing ISIS.


Syrian-American musician, activist Malek Jandali to perform Sept. 29 at CU-Boulder

Sept. 16, 2014

As his country continues to suffer from violent political upheaval, terrorism and atrocities, renowned Syrian-American composer and pianist Malek Jandali will bring his message of peace and human rights to CU-Boulder with a lecture and public concert on Sept. 29.


Brenda Romero inducted into Chicano Music Hall of Fame

July 22, 2013

When Brenda M. Romero was inducted into the Chicano Music Hall of Fame on July 26, it was just another step in her long-running effort to utilize “old New Mexican music” to teach a history that is largely unknown today.


Honoring Don Campbell

Sept. 15, 2012

If you are already acquainted with the American Music Research Center, then you probably know the sad news that the AMRC lost a dear friend and supporter Don Campbell to cancer on June 12. Don was a world-famous authority on the transformative power of music, a dynamic teacher and lecturer, and the author of The Mozart Effect, Healing at the Speed of Sound, and more than a dozen other books.


Discovering Music Locally

Dec. 19, 2011

By Stephen Mantz If you’re in Boulder, answers to your music questions are as close as the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Whether you visit the music library’s Web site ( ) or come to the Imig Music Building in person, the library staff is available to help.

Fulbright Scholars at CU Music

March 18, 2011

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This year, College of Music faculty and students won four of these prestigious grants:

CU's Glenn Miller Archive acquires one of world's best Big Band Era collections

March 1, 2011

The Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado Boulder American Music Research Center has acquired one of the world’s most significant collections of Big Band Era recordings and memorabilia. The Ed Burke Collection – named for its shepherd and founder – contains approximately 1,400 reel-to-reel tapes containing hundreds of hours of live radio programs featuring virtually every musician of major importance during the Big Band Era.


Laurie Sampsel elected to MLA Board

Dec. 20, 2010

The Music Library Association (MLA) has elected CU-Boulder Music Library Faculty Director Laurie J. Sampsel as one of its three new Board of Directors Members-at-Large.


Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says Thomas Riis

Dec. 15, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music.