Walther with viola

Takács Quartet announces appointment of violist Richard O'Neill, retirement of Geri Walther after 15 years

Oct. 9, 2019

As the Takács Quartet enters its 45th year, the internationally acclaimed string quartet—in residence at the College of Music since 1986—will soon see a new musician enter its esteemed ranks.

Sher Scholar Shelby Roberts

Harpist Shelby Roberts welcomed as new Sher Scholar

Sept. 23, 2019

Shelby Roberts is the newest recipient of the prestigious Sher Distinguished Musician Scholarship and will be pursuing her Bachelor of Music in harp performance.

Gardner, Schut, Sim, Steinmetz

Four new faculty members join college in fall

July 3, 2019

The college welcomes Ryan Gardner, Joel Schut, Claude Sim and Branden Steinmetz in August.

Takacs Quartet posing

Passing the torch

April 23, 2019

Faculty member Harumi Rhodes is nearing the end of her first year as second violinist for the Takács Quartet.

Sarah Off with her violin

Alumni spotlight: Sarah Off

April 9, 2019

For Sarah Off, good music and doing good are all in a day’s work. She co-founded the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory, a nonprofit organization that provides high-quality, affordable music performance experiences for young musicians.

Meta Weiss

A new beginning for chamber music

April 4, 2019

New Senior Instructor of Chamber Music Meta Weiss took the reins of the College of Music’s chamber music program this semester.

marisa ishikawa in carnegie hall

Violin DMA seizes the day with Carpe Diem

March 12, 2019

Violin DMA student Marisa Ishikawa joined Assistant Professor of Violin Charles Wetherbee and the Carpe Diem string quartet this semester.

guitarist on stage

Guitar Festival brings together guitarists from around the world

Feb. 26, 2019

The CU International Guitar Festival and Competition attracts visitors and performers from nearly every continent on Earth.

mairi dorman phaneuf

Alumni Spotlight: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Feb. 5, 2019

We recently caught up with cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf (DMA ’07) on a range of topics—from her role with the College of Music National Alumni Council (COMNAC) to a recent performance in New York City.

erika eckert, margaret mcdonald, abigail nims posing by organ

Faculty Tuesdays starts 2019 with a classic grouping

Jan. 15, 2019

Erika Eckert, Margaret McDonald and Abigail Nims present “William Primrose in Song” as the first Faculty Tuesdays recital of the new year.

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