Kate Cimino

College of Music welcomes Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives Kate Cimino

Jan. 25, 2024

The CU Boulder College of Music welcomes Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives Kate Cimino who brings a wealth of experience in executive leadership and higher education, and a long-held passion for music.

Rojana Savoye

Senior House Manager Rojana Savoye named 2023 Chancellor’s Employee of the Year!

Nov. 9, 2023

For more than two decades, Rojana Savoye has maintained positive public relations with CU Boulder patrons, presenters and co-workers; managed and enforced operational policies and procedures within the College of Music; and hired, supervised and mentored student ushers.

Joan Braun

“A Boulder treasure”

Sept. 12, 2023

“A Boulder treasure”—We’re celebrating the inspiring, illustrious career of longtime CU Presents Executive Director Joan McLean Braun who will retire at the end of this academic year.

John Davis

Key change

May 10, 2023

In this edition of the Dean’s Downbeat, Dean John Davis offers reflections and a vision for the future as he shares highlights from our newly revamped annual digital magazine—Colorado Music. “...our mission matters more than ever. Because what we do as musicians requires not only skill, but humanity—that is, the simultaneous conveyance of emotion, connection and understanding. Colorado Music takes stock of how far we’ve come.”

André de Quadros

Inclusive excellence at the College of Music

March 13, 2023

What does inclusivity look like at the College of Music today? What are the college’s DEI—diversity, equity and inclusion—goals going forward? We’re making strides, but we know we must do more.

John Davis

Walking the talk

March 13, 2023

In this edition of the Dean’s Downbeat, Dean John Davis shares highlights from recent College of Music activities and accomplishments, including his perspective on the significance of our 2023 Annual Distinguished Lectureship: “The research and lived experiences of trailblazers like André de Quadros ignite understanding of this current moment in American and world history—and how diverse, creative communities can help shape, sustain and support a democracy that ensures justice and liberty for everyone.”

Dean John Davis and CU President Todd Saliman

Announcing a University Medal and increasing diverse representation in music

Dec. 1, 2022

In the final Dean’s Downbeat of the year, Dean John Davis announces Allan McMurray’s 2023 University Medal; describes how the important, prescient work of the Sphinx Organization underscores his vision for the College of Music ... and more.

Tayloe Harding, Dean, University of South Carolina School of Music; John Richmond, Dean, UNT College of Music; and our Dean John Davis.

A mission and a process

Oct. 13, 2022

“The way I see it, developing universal musicians who demonstrate diversity in all forms is both a mission and a process that directly supports and sustains democracy. Our diversity of experiences and abilities, perspectives and opinions, races and ethnicities, and genders and sexual identities enhances our conversation, ignites and expands our awareness, and makes us better when we come together.”

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.


New Assistant Dean for Advancement

March 9, 2022

We’re thrilled to welcome a new assistant dean for advancement! Andrew Todd, an alumnus of the CU Boulder College of Music (DMA ‘05), will join our team on April 1.